I am a nationally and internationationally well established cardiac surgeon with expertise in all areas of adult cardiac surgery. My particular expertise is in heart failure surgery, especially mechanical assist devices. I have contributed over 2 decades to developements of heart and lung transplantation. I am leaading the largest program in the UK, and our team has pioneered a number of new developments in this field.
I have been an advocate for patients with advanced heart failure for more than a decade in the UK, and I have been an advisor for NICE most recently on destination therapy.
I am established in numerous international scientific societies, have been president, program chair, council chair in various sicieties. I am involved in international working groups on guidelines, etc.
I am involved in several scientific journals as asociate editor, and editorial board member, adn reviewer respectively.
I am an established researcher in several areas of LVAD therapy , heart and lung transplantation. In addition, I have pioneered several areas of minimally invasive and robotic surgery in the past
My surgical practice comprises most areas of adult cardiac surgery, mainly high risk pathologies, endstage heart disease, with previous surgical interventions.
Qualifications & Accreditations
Medical School University Bonn/ Germnay
Training in Genberal surgery at Hannover Medical School
Training in Thoracic and Vasscular surgery at Hannover Medical School
Training in Cardiac surgery at Hannover MEdical School/ Germany
PhD Free University of Berlin / Germany 1992
Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon German Heart Centre Berlin
Professor for Cardiac Surgery University Dresden
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Freeman Hospital Newcastle/ UK.
Adult Cardiac Surgery
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