Artjoms Spaks

In Latvia and Great Britain certified thoracic surgeon, bronchologist

  • 2007 – Graduated from Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) faculty of Medicine
  • 2012 – residency in thoracic surgery at the University of Latvia
  • From 2010 to 2011 as The Zariņš-Knight Travelling Fellowship laureate practiced in Royal Brompton hospital, London (Great Britain)
  • From 2012 to 2015 – doctoral study program at the Latvian University, degree candidate
  • Vice president of Association of Latvian Thoracic Surgeons, member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • Author of scientific publications, reviewer and author and leader of lung cancer biomarkers' research project. Regularly attends continuing education courses, gives lectures and presents research results both at local and international conferences.
  • Work experience: Since 2016 – certified thoracic surgeon, bronchologist at Health Centre 4; since 2015 – senior physician at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital (CUH) Pulmonary diseases and thoracic surgery centre. 2014 to 2015 – thoracic surgeon at Royal Harefield hospital, London, Great Britain. 2014 – thoracic surgeon at Freeman Hospital's Cardiothoracic Centre, Newcastle, Great Britain. Since 2013 – thoracic surgeon at Specialized medicine centre of Emergency medical service. 2010 – 2012 researcher of A.Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and virology. Since 2007 – thoracic surgeon at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital (CUH). Since 2015 – lecturer at Rīga Stradiņš University, faculty of Medicine, department of Surgery. Since 2016 – Thoracic surgery residency program manager at the University of Latvia


Advice on:

  • lung and mediastinal formations (nonmalignant, malignant, of uncertain origin);
  • lung cancer;
  • formations in thymus (thymoma) and other mediastial formations;
  • mediastinal lymphadenopathy (enlargement of lymph nodes);
  • pleural membrane diseases;
  • pleural effusion, pneumothorax;
  • gullet tumor;
  • diaphragm pathology;
  • thoracic wall formations, deformations;
  • broken rib s and thoracic injuries;
  • palmar hyperhidrosis (excessive, uncontrollable sweating) and/or Reino syndrome.


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