Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH – Universitätsklinik
Strümpellstr. 39
04289 Leipzig

Tel: +49 (0) 341 865-1421
Fax: +49 (0) 341 865-1452
E-Mail: chir@herzzentrum-leipzig.de


Schooling

1972 – 1978 Medical School at: Freie Universität Berlin, West Berlin/Germany, Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn/Germany and University of New South Wales, Sydney/Australia
1978 Medical Board Exam/Graduation, Bonn and Medical Licensure
1984 Board Certification General Surgery
1986 Board Certification Vascular Surgery
1989 Board Certification Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Medical Activities

1977 – 1978 Employment as “Arzt im Praktikum” at the Bonn University Hospital
1978 – 1981 Resident, Bonn University Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery
1981 – 1984 General Surgery, St. Josefs-Hospital, Troisdorf
1984 – 1985 Fellow, Bonn University Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery
1985 – 1986 Chief Resident, Bonn Univerity Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery
1988 Staff Surgeon, Bonn University Hospital
1989 Co-Director, Bonn University Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery
1990 Professor for Cardiovascular Surgery, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
1994 Professor and Chairman in Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig University and Medical Director of the Heart Center Leipzig

 

Scientific Activities

1980 Thesis M.D.
1986 – 1987 „Research Fellow“ Cardiology and Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
1988 Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Surgery
09.1990 Professorship (C3) for Thoracis and Cardiovascular Surgery, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
10.1994 Professorship (C4) for Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig University

 

Teaching Activities

1989 Accreditation for Cardiovascular Surgery Bonn University Hospital by Ärztekammer Nordrhein
1990 Accreditation for Cardiovascular Surgery by Ärztekammer Niedersachsen, Göttingen
1994 Accreditation for Cardiac Surgery, Laboratory Medicine and Intensive Care Leipzig University by Ärztekammer Sachsen

 

Memberships and Functions

  • President of the “European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery” (EACTS)(since 10/2015)
  • Councilor “American Association for Thoracic Surgery” (AATS) – (since 05/2015)
  • International director of the “Society of Thoracic Surgeons” (STS) (01/2011−01/2014)
  • Past president of the “German Society of Thoracic and CV Surgery” (DGTHG) (02/2011−02/2013)
  • Past president of the “Society of Heart Valve Disease” (SVHD) (2007−2009)
  • Executive board (chair): GARY – “German Aortic Valve Registry” (“Deutsches Aortenklappenregister”)
  • Board of directors: “German Heart Research Foundation” (“Deutsche Stiftung für Herzforschung”) (2012−2016)
  • Scientific advisory board: “German Heart Foundation” (“Deutsche Herzstiftung”)
  • Workforce STS: “Workforce on New Technology” – STS (2011−2017)
  • Member of the “European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery” (EACTS)
  • Member of the “American Society of Thoracic Surgeons” (STS)
  • Member of the “German Society of Thoracic and CV Surgery” (DGTHG)
  • Member of the “German Society of Cardiology” (DGK)
  • Member of the “International Society of Surgery”
  • Member of the “German Transplant Society” (DTG)
  • Fellow of the “European Society of Cardiology” (ESC)
  • Member of the “American Association of Thoracic Surgery” (AATS)
  • Member and past president of the “Society for Heart Valve Disease” (SHVD)
  • Member of the “International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery” (ISMICS)
  • Member of the “German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina”
  • Honorary member of the “Australian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery”
  • Honorary Member of the “Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland”
  • Honorary member of the “Scandinavian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery”
  • Corresponding member of the “Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología”
  • Honorary Member of the “Swiss Society of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery” (SGHC)
  • Honorary overseas fellow of the “Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons”

 

Editorial Function

  • Editorial Board of the “European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery”
  • Editorial Board and review board of the journal “The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon”
  • Editorial Board of the journal “Herz-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie”
  • Editorial Board of the “Journal of Structural Heart Disease”
  • International advisory board: “Asian Annals”
  • Review board of the journals: “Circulation”, “European Heart Journal”, “European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery”, “Heart”, “Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery”, “Clinical Research in Cardiology”, “The Annals of Thoracis Surgery”, “The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon”

 

Prizes and Awards

  • Federal Cross of Merit of Germany, First Class (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse), 2010
  • Doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Marón, Argentina, 2010
  • Ethica Award, EuroPCR Barcelona 2008
  • Franz-Loogen-Prize 2006