Professor Anthony Linegar is a South African born thoracic surgeon, trained at University Cape Town (1992) and was senior registrar to Peter Goldstraw at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 1993. He completed his PhD at the University Free State in 2008, under the promotor ship of Gert Van Zyl, Peter Goldstraw and Francis Smit, with a thesis titled "A Model for the Development of Thoracic Surgery in Central South Africa". His interests include intensive care medicine, thoracic oncology, oesophageal diseases and the development of thoracic surgery. He is a member SA Society Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Thoracic Society SA , SA Heart Association, Critical Care Society SA Consultant general thoracic surgeon in Sate and Private practice in Cape Town.
MBChB, Stellenbosch University, 1984 FCS(SA) Cardiothoracic Surgery. University Cape Town, 1992 PhD University Free State, 2008.

Professional Interests
Development of thoracic Surgery in South Africa Thoracic oncology surgery Minimally invasive thoracic surgery Airway and oesophageal surgery Patient safety 36 publications on various topics of thoracic surgery Numerous national and international invited talks in thoarcic surgery

Professional associations

1. Associate Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery Groote Schuur Hospital, University Cape Town.

2. Affiliated Lecturer and former Head of Thoracic Surgery University Free State Department of Health Sciences, Department Cardiothoracic Surgery.

3. Regent of IASLC (International Association for the study of Lung Cancer) Southern African region.

4. Treasurer Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery SA.

5. Examiner Cardiothoracic Surgery SA.

6. Member Critical Care Examinations Committee.

7. Member of and former Chairman Physicians’ Advisory Board N1 City Hospital Netcare.

8. Former Secretary College of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Colleges of Medicine SA) 12 years.

9. Former researcher and Member of the Board of Directors COHSASA (Council for Health Services Accreditation SA).

Personal interests

Yachting on Mr B, an L34 out of Royal Cape Yacht Club, 4x4 trips in Southern Africa. Reading current affairs, history, navigation.

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