Lindita Çoku, MD, is a fellow in the cardiothoracic surgery department at Boston University Medical Center program. She is training exclusively with Benedict Daly, MD; Harold Lazar, MD, Robert Poston, MD, Hiran Fernando, MD, Ara Ketchedjian, MD and Michael Ebright, MD. Dr. Çoku received her medical degree from the Tirana University School of Medicine in Albania, and completed her surgical educational training at the New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, and also the two year research fellowship program in cardiac surgery at the Columbia University, New York, NY and the New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Dr. Çoku has published and presented her research work numerously with an emphasis on cardiovascular system and her field of interest remains minimally invasive cardiac surgery as well as innovative surgical technologies for end stage heart disease. Dr. Çoku is professionally affiliated with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS), Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and the Albanian American Medical Society (AAMS). She is one of co-founders of AAMS and is serving as its first President. She is originally from Tirana old native families, Albania’s capitol and has been involved in outreach medical efforts with the large Albanian-speaking community in New York and Massachusetts.