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Iraqi Cardiothoracic Society

The Iraqi Cardiothoracic Society is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology


Dr Faisal Haba and Prof. Roberto Ferrari ICTS representative, Vice-President (2009), Dr Faisal Haba, signs the Memorandum of Understanding with ESC President (2008-2010), Prof. Roberto Ferrari, FESC during the ESC Congress 2009 in Barcelona and thus confirms the affiliation to the ESC.

Structure 2013


Dr Hassan Alfarhan


Dr Muthana Al qurishi

General Secretary

Dr Laith Saleh

Head of Scientific Committee

Dr Hussein Alkenzawi

Board members

Dr Mohammed Mutar
Dr Ali Alsultani
Dr Abdulhameed Al qaseer

Number of Members: 425
Year of Foundation: 1967
Year of ESC affiliation: 2009 

Contact Information

Office Address: Iraqi Cardiothoracic Society (ICTS), Al-Harthiah, Al-Kindi Street, P.O. Box 61306-6191, Baghdad, Iraq

Tel:  +964 1 5435928
Fax: +964 1 5420940

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The ICTS aims at:

  • improving the scientific and technical standard of cardiovascular, chest physicians and surgeons.
  • improving scientific and social cooperation among members.
  • cooperating actively with regional and international cardiac societies.
  • promoting research and publication of medical and scientific work in cardiovascular medicine.

Annual scientific symposia and workshops are held and the ICTS participates in scientific meetings in the field of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases held by Iraqi medical colleges and hospitals.

The society has an advisory role to the ministry of health and higher education in the field of cardiovascular and respiratory medicine and plays a major role in the establishment of national Iraqi guideline.


A bi-monthly bulletin exists; the journal of the society is soon to be published again after having been suspended for the last few years.


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