Prof. Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate: open heart surgery in Africa
Professor Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate (Figure 1) is a cardio-vascular and thoracic surgeon, the past director of the University College of Korhogo and the Chairman of the cardiovascular and thoracic department at Bouake University and at Bouake Teaching Hospital. Prof. Yangni-Angate is also the founding father of the World Society for pediatric and congenital heart surgery, the African Association of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgeons, and the African Society of Morphology. He completed his residency in general surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Abidjan University Medical School. He trained in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at Saint Justine Hospital in Montreal, Canada.