ALTA ALATIS PATENT [THE SKY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE WINGS] (ON THE OCCASION OF DR. VASSYL LONCHYNA’S ANNIVERSARY)
Dr. Vassyl Andriy Lonchyna (October 6, 1949), an American of Ukrainian descent, is a cardio-thoracic surgeon and critical care specialist at the University of Chicago (until 2014). In 2016-2017 he was a US Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine, studying the medical education system. In 2017-2018 he completed a fellowship at The MacLean Center for Medical Ethics at The University of Chicago and edited the book «Diffi cult Decisions in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Surgery» (Springer, 2019). He is a member of Plast, The Shevchenko Scientifi c Society (SSS), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and The American College of Cardiology (ACC). He has a multifaceted personality with 45 years of physician experience at US clinics. Today, he is an Associate Editor of the journal «Proceedings of the Shevchenko Scientifi c Society. Medical Sciences.», a lecturer of «Ethics for the physician» course at the School of Bioethics of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv), and an associate of the Cardiac Surgery Department of the Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital. The article briefl y presents biographical information on the occasion of Mr. Vassyl Lonchyna’s 70th anniversary.
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