Professor Herve Yangni-Angate is a trained Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgeon, and has worked in various teaching, consultant, and director capacities at the Institute of Cardiology, Abidjan, Bouake University Medical School, and the University College of Korhogo. Professor 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.