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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 – 1994 — Medical School University of Hamburg, Hamburg
1993 – 1994 — Arzt 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


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.


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)

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