Dr. Asraful Hoque Sium, the youngest cardiac surgeon in the history of Bangladesh and South Asia. His journey began with a simple dream, to provide affordable cardiac surgical care of an international standard to the poor people of Bangladesh. After completing his MS in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery he began his work as resident surgeon of NICVD (National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease), where owing to his exceptional surgical skills and knowledge he quickly rose to the rank of chief cardiac surgeon of his own unit. Since then he has performed over 200 surgeries independently ranging from bypass, valve surgery to congenital heart disease. When he started his career as an individual surgeon at the age of thirty six, there were no other cardiac surgeons in South Asia who were able to achieve this.
Dr. Asraful Hoque Sium received a special award as the youngest cardiac surgeon of South Asia by Her Excellency Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the 26th “Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia” conference for his outstanding contribution in 2016. He worked persistently to organize an ICU and OT complex comparable to international standards for improving patient care, once thought unimaginable at a government institute. In recognition of his success he was appointed as General Secretary of “Cardiac Surgeons Society of Bangladesh”. His wife Dr. Tasmin Rubayath is a gynecologist currently working at DMCH and he is blessed with one daughter Areebah and two sons, Aadiyat and Azfheer.