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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Atrial septal defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Sinus venosus defects
  • Transposition of large vessels
  • Fallot's tetralogy
  • Complete and partial AVSD (atrioventricular septal defect)

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1988 – 1994Medical School University of Hamburg, Hamburg
1993 – 1994Arzt im Praktikum, Curschmann-Clinic, Timmendorfer Strand
1994 Arzt im Praktikum, Dept. Of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Luebeck
December 1994 Graduation (Medical Licence Certificate), University of Hamburg
May 1996 MD degree. Title of thesis: Different strategies to prevent wound complications after appendectomy. Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz
1994 – 1998 Resident, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Luebeck
1998 – 1999 Registrar, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, U.K.
1999 – 2002 Registrar, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck
Feb. 2002 Recognition “Medical Specialist for Cardiac Surgery”
2002 – 2005 Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Dept. Cardiac- and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck
August 2004 PhD degree. Title of thesis: The influence of biological mediators on the dynamic function of the aortic root. Heart Science Centre, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, England
January 2005 Habilitation. Title of thesis: investigations of the vasoactive behaviour of aortic valve structures. Faculty of Medicine, University of Luebeck and “Venia legend” in Cardiac Surgery awarded
2005 – 2008 Senior Consultant (Leitender Oberarzt), Private Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Cardiac Surgery, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck
2008 Associate Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery. University of Sydney and Honorary Visiting Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2009 Senior Consultant and Head of Section “Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery”, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck
Sept. 2009 Consultant, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Leipzig, University of Leipzig
Feb. 2010 Professor in Cardiac Surgery
October 2010 Senior Consultant, Heart Center Leipzig
Since August 2014 Co-Director, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Leipzig
Since December 2015 Visiting Professor, University of Sydney and Visiting Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Positions in medical associations
Member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herz,- Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie (DGHTG) German Society of Cardiac-, Thoracic- and Vascular Surgery
Member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTS Net)
Member of the International Bicuspid Aortic Valve Registry (iBAR)
Member of the International Aortic Arch Study Group (IAASG)
Member of the Steering Committee of „The International Aortic Arch Surgery Study Group“ (IAASSG)
Editorial Board
Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
American Journal of Cardiology
Southern Medical Journal
Jounal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Journal of Health Care Engineering
Journal of Infection and Public Health
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Minerva Chirurgica
Member of the Expert Network of Bavarian Private Insurance Companies
Advisory Board, SAIDA International e.V.

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