Prof. Michael A. Borger, MD. PhD
Background and Position
Jun 2017 – present Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leipzig, Germany
Jan 2015 – May 2017 Professor of Surgery, Columbia University, New York
Aug 2014 – Jan 2015 Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
Sep 2008 – Jul 2014 Adjunct Professor, University of Leipzig, Germany
2006 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Mar 2005 – 2006 Associate Faculty, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Nov 2002 – 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Jun 2017 – present Director, University Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Oct 2015 – May 2017 Co-Director, The Aortic Center, Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian, New York
Aug 2014 – May 2017 Attending Surgeon, New York Presbyterian Columbia, New York
Aug 2014 – May 2017 Director of Aortic Surgery Program, New York Presbyterian Columbia, New York
Aug 2014 – May 2017 Director of Cardiovascular Institute, New York Presbyterian Columbia, New York
Jan 2009 – Jul 2014 Assistant Director, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Aug 2006 – Jul 2014 Staff Surgeon, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Nov 2002 – Jul 2006 Staff Cardiac Surgeon, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Jul 1, 1996 – Apr 20, 2001 Ph.D., Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Supervisor: Dr. Richard D. Weisel, Subject: Cerebral protection during cardiac surgery
Jul 1, 1996 – Jun 30, 2001 Certificate, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Subject: Clinician Investigator Program, FRCSC(C)
Jul 1, 1991 – Jun 30, 2001 Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Subject: Cardiac Surgery
Sep 1, 1987 – May 31, 1991 M.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Sep 1, 1985 – Apr 30, 1989 B. Sc. (Med), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Honors and Awards:
2015 – George H. Humphries II Professor of Surgery Chair, Columbia University.
2006 – Dr. Subhash C. Verma Award, Heart & Stroke / Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence.
2004 – Roscoe Reid Graham Department of Surgery Award, University of Toronto.
2002 – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Detweiler Travelling Fellowship.
2001 – First Prize, Gallie-Bateman Department of Surgery Research Day, University of Toronto.
2000 – Wilfred G. Bigelow Book Prize.
1999 – Canadian Cardiovascular Society Student Award for Clinical Research.
1999 – Medical Research Council of Canada / CSCI Award for Excellence in Resident Research.
1999 – First Prize, Terrence Donnelly Canadian Cardiac Surgery Resident Research Day.
1999 – J.C. Laidlaw Award of Excellence, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.
1998 – PSI Resident Research Award.
1996 – 98: Research Fellow, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
1992 – T.R. Clarke Award for Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Alberta.
1989 – First Class Standing, Faculty of Medicine University of Alberta.
Professional Organizations and Societies:
- Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN): 2019 – present Steering Committee Member
- American Association of Thoracic Surgery: 2019 – present Education Committee, Member | 2019 – present Cardiac Scholarship Committee, Member | 2018 – present AATS Annual Program Planning Committee, Member | 2015 – 2017 Chairman, Writing Committee for AATS Consensus Statement on Bicuspid Aortic Valve Aortopathy | 2015 – 2017 Expert Adviser, Writing Committee for AATS Consensus Guidelines on Infective Endocarditis
- American College of Cardiology: March 1, 2015 – 2018 Surgeons’ Section Leadership Council, Member
- European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery: Oct 1, 2011 – Aug 1, 2014 TechnoCollege Organizing Committee, Member | Jan 1, 2012 – Aug 1, 2014 Vascular Domain, Member
- European Society of Cardiology: Oct 1, 2008 – Aug 1, 2014 Nucleus Committee of Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery, Member | Aug 31, 2010 – Aug 1, 2012 ESC Guidelines Writing Committee for the Management of AMI-STEMI, Member | Aug 31, 2010 – Aug 1, 2012 ESC / EACTS Guidelines Writing Committee for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease, Subsection Editor | Aug 31, 2012 – Aug 1, 2014 Nucleus Committee of Working Group for Cardiovascular Surgery, Vice-Chairman | Aug 31, 2012 – Aug 1, 2014 ESC Guidelines Writing Committee on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Member | Dec 17, 2013 – Aug 1, 2015 ESC Guidelines Writing Committee on Acute Coronary Syndrome / NSTEMI, Member
- Heart Valve Society (formed from the union of the Society of Heart Valve Disease and the Heart Valve Society of America): | Sept, 2014 – May, 2015 President | Sept, 2014 – 2018 Program Committee Member | May, 2015 – 2018 Past-President
- Society of Heart Valve Disease: | Aug, 2009 – May, 2015 Executive Council, Councilor | Jun, 2011 – May, 2014 Biennial Meeting Program Committee, Chair
- Associate Editor, Thoracic Aorta Section, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, March 2015 – November 2018
- Associate Editor, Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team, 2017 – 2019
- Editorial Board Member, AORTA, 2014 – present
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2006 – Present
- Editorial Board Member, Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 2006 – Present
- Principal Guest Editor, Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, “Transapical aortic valve implantation” edition, July 2012
- Scopus H-index (Sept. 1, 2020): 69; number of citations: 29,207
- Five most important publications (from over 500 peer-reviewed articles):
- Borger MA, Fedak P, Stephens EW, et al. AATS Consensus statement on management of patients with bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;156:473-80. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30011756
- Borger MA, Moustafine V, Conradi L, …Strauch JT. A randomized multicenter trial of minimally invasive rapid deployment versus conventional full sternotomy aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg 2015;99:17-25. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25441065
- Borger MA, Kaeding AF, Seburger J, …Mohr FW. Minimally invasive mitral valve repair in Barlow’s disease: early and long-term results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;148:1379-85 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24412257
- Borger MA. Chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation: insights into Pandora’s Box. Circulation 2012;126:2674-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23139297
- Borger MA, Peniston CM, Weisel RD, … David TE: Decreasing incidence of stroke during valvular surgery. Circulation 1998;98:II137-143 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9852895
Current and anticipated grant support:
- PACeS: Anticoagulation for new onset atrial fibrillation after CABG. Michael A. Borger (Role: P.I. for Germany and Austria). National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (€ 1.1 million, 2020 – 23)
- RECHORD: Randomized Trial of the NeoChord DS1000 System versus Open Surgical Repair. Michael A. Borger (Role: International Co-Principal Investigator). NeoChord (Industry sponsored, $10 million, 2016 – 2021)
- Trifecta Valve Multicenter Long-Term Durability Study. Borger (Role: International PI). Abbott (Industry sponsored, $500,000, 2011 – present)
Previous experience in collaborative research:
I am actively involved as a National / International Principal Investigator and / or Steering Committee member of several large, multicenter, randomized clinical trials in the area of valvular heart disease including the RECHORD, CADENCE-MIS, REPEAT, REPAIR-MR, and DEDICATE trials. I am a Steering Member of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) and play an active role in several CTSN-affiliated multicenter trials, several of which involve tissue banking. As Director of Cardiac Surgery at Leipzig Heart Center, I have a leading position at our affiliated clinical study center – the Leipzig Heart Institute – which employs over 25 research assistants and coordinators.