Bohdan Maruszewski

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Born in Warsaw, Poland August 19-th, 1953. After having accomplished his general education in Warsaw began his medical high education at Medical University of Warsaw. Graduated in 1979, the same year began his postgraduate training in general paediatric surgery at The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland. In 1981 received 1-st degree specialty in general paediatric surgery and was appointed as a staff surgeon at The Department of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, the same hospital.

In 1985 – 1986 received training in congenital heart surgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, UK, under supervision of Professor David Hamilton and Consultant Roxanne McKay. In 1986 visited Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Heart Hospital and Harefield Hospital in London, UK. In 1987 received Ph.D in paediatric cardiothoracic surgery after accomplishing research works on the viability of homografts. In 1989 passed final exams and received 2-nd degree specialty in cardiothoracic surgery and board membership. The same year appointed Deputy Chief Surgeon at The Department of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery in Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland under Professor Jarosław Stodulski who pioneered congenital and neonatal heart surgery in Poland. In 1989 Doctor Maruszewski spent 3 months at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with Professor David Hamilton working on heart transplantation in animals and on homograft tissue. In 1993 three months Visiting Professor at the Ospedale Peadiatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy. Since 1997 Associate Professor at Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland. In 1997 appointed Chief Surgeon and the Director of Department of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland. In 1998 Visiting Professor at the Cleveland Clinic, US and Chicago Sick Children Hospital, US. In 2004 Visiting Professor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and McGill University, Montreal, Canada, also at the University of Padova. Since 2001 Doctor Maruszewski is a member of the International Nomenclature Group working on mapping and coding of nomenclatures for Congenital Heart Diseases. During last 10 years Doctor Maruszewski was charring over 30 scientific sessions at international meetings and congresses.

In 2004 Doctor Maruszewski received the title of Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Professor Maruszewski published 145 papers in national and international journals, is an author of 7 chapters in cardiothoracic books. He is also a member of European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery ( 1997 ),EACTS Councillor  2008-2010, funding member and Councilor of Polish Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, member of Polish Cardiac Society and Polish Society of Paediatric Surgeons. At the EACTS Professor Maruszewski is the member of Database Committee, and has been the member of the Congenital Heart Disease Committee /Chairman 2003-2006/ He is also a member of the Congenital Heart Surgery and National and Database Taskforces of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Since 1999 Professor Maruszewski is the Director of the European Congenital Database ( EACTS ). Since 1992 – a member of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association ( Foundation formerly ), board member since 1995, vice President since 2007 and President  2008 – 2011. In 2005 Prof Maruszewski was elected the President of Polish Cardiothoracic Surgeons Club.Since 2013 – member of the AATS.Honorary Member of the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, 2014.

In 1992 Professor Maruszewski founded and curently is the President of the of The Great Orchestra of the Christmas Charity Foundation in Poland. This Charity fund collected over last 21 years over 180 millions  US dollars and delivered modern medical equipment to more than 600 paediatric hospitals in Poland.

Married, wife Eva, pharmacist . Son, Shem, 33,General Paediatrc Surgeon Specialist.Hobbies :Jazz music , skiing, sailing.