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Charles C Canver

Charles C. Canver, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, Vice Founding Chancellor/Rector, Near East University, CEO, Near East University Hospital, Chairman and Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Near East University School of Medicine, Lefkosa, North Cyprus.

Qualification/s Place &Date:

MD Erciyes University in Turkey-1981; General Surgery Residency-SUNY at Buffalo, New York-1983-88; Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency-SUNY at Buffalo, New York-1988-90; Asst Prof of Surgery-SUNY at Buffalo-1990-91; Asst Prof of Surg-Dartmouth Med Sch-1991-93; Asso Prof of Surg-Uni of Wisconsin-Madison-1993-1998; Tenured Prof of Surg-Albany Med Coll-1998-2005; Director-King Faisal Heart Institute-2005-2010; Vice Founding Chancellor/Rector Near East University and CEO of Near East University Hospital, Lefkosa, North Cyprus-2010 to present.

Special Certificates:

Diplomate-American Board of Surgery; Diplomate-American Board of Thoracic Surgery; Diplomate-Surgical Critical Care-American Board of Surgery; Diplomate-American Board of Physician Executives; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives; Fellow-American College of Surgeons; Fellow-American College of Cardiology; Fellow-American College of Chest Physicians; Fellow-American Heart Association; Fellow-International College of Surgeons; Fellow- Critical Care Medicine; International Regent-Saudi Arabia Chapter, American College of Chest Physicians.

Special Interest & Researches Done:

Healthcare Management; Business of Medicine; Healthcare MBA from the George Washington University-May, 2008; Applied Clinical Trials; Heart Transplantation and Artificial Heart Device Technology; Established the only high-performing heart transplant center in the Middle East.

Narrative Summary:

Dr. Canver received his MD degree from Erciyes University in 1981. He did his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery training in State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, New York. He held successive academic appointments at SUNY at Buffalo, Dartmouth Medical School, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1998, he was appointed as a tenured-professor and endowed Sheridan-Alley Chair at the age of 40 at the Albany Medical College. In 2005, he became the Director, King Faisal Heart Institute within the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is the Vice Founding Chancellor/Rector of Near East University and CEO of Near East University Hospital in Lefkosa, North Cyprus. Dr. Canver holds four current American Board Specialty Certifications and Recertifications. He is a member of 52 prestigious medical societies and organizations worldwide. He is an author of 106 peer-reviewed articles; 49 published scientific abstracts, one book chapter, and he has given 80 international presentations.