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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Minimally invasive surgeries (referred to as keyhole surgeries)
  • Minimally invasive resection of mediastinal tumours such as thymomas
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopy with anatomic lung resection (referred to as VAT lobectomy)

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

Education:
10/1988 – 05/1996 — Studies of human medicine, Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg; Germany
Doctoral thesis:
06/02/1997 — Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg; Germany, «Brain metastases in renal cell carcinoma – current treatment outcomes and prognosis»
Research, teaching and media:
Since 06/1997 — Publications and lectures at international congresses
Since 06/2003 — Supervision (investigator) and management (principal investigator) of clinical trials at the ThoraxKlinik, University Hospital Heidelberg:
- Morphological and functional MRI of lung cancer (investigator)
2003 — Quantitative analysis of lung and tumour mobility (investigator): Comparison of two time-resolved MRI sequences (German Cancer Research Centre DKFZ, ThoraxKlinik Heidelberg)
2006 — Adjuvant chemotherapy with pemetrexed and cisplatin vs. vinorlbine and cisplatin in NSCLC IB, IIA, IIB, T3N1, TREAT study (investigator)
09/2013 – 06/2016 — Principal investigator, WOPP: «Pulmonary wedge resection plus parietal pleurectomy (WRPP) versus parietal pleurectomy (PP) for treatment of recurrent primary pneumothorax»
6/2014 – 06/2016 — «Investigator Studysite» Randomised, multicentre phase-III trial to compare anatomical segmentectomy plus radical lymphadenectomy versus standard lobectomy plus radical lymphadenectomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) up to 2 cm diameter (pT1a pN0 cM0, Stage IA) concerning overall survival, quality of life and complications, SevLoT1a
03/2002 — Participant in the HEICUMED Lecturer Training II (HEICUMED – Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale), Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg; Germany
2003 – 2013 — Trainer/Lecturer in the HEICUMED Lecturer Training, Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg; Germany
Since 11/2004 — Development and organisation of seminars/hands-on courses, «Thoracic Surgery Update»; ThoraxKlinik, University Hospital Heidelberg
Since 04/2005 — Module leader (thoracic surgery module) in the surgery block of the Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale, Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg; Germany
Since 10/2005 — Media Representative, Department of Surgery, ThoraxKlinik, University Hospital Heidelberg; Germany
11/2008 — Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level «University Teacher Baden-Württemberg»
10/2011 — Member of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Working Group of the DGT
10/2011 — Media Representative, German Society of Thoracic Surgery (DGT)
01/2012 — DRG Representative, Department of Surgery, ThoraxKlinik Heidelberg
01/2012 — Co-editor of the «E-Learning Platform for Thoracic Surgery» of the German Society of Thoracic Surgery (DGT)
07/2013 — GCP course for investigators members of the investigating team
2014 — Head of the E-Learning Section, Academy of the DGT
Professional experience:
06/1996 – 11/1997 — Senior House Officer, Department of Surgery, ThoraxKlinik Heidelberg
07/07/1997 — Proof of qualification in «emergency service», MEDICA, Baden-Baden
12/1997 – 02/1999 — Senior House Officer, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Schaffhausen; Switzerland
03/1999 – 04/2000 — Senior House Officer, Department of Trauma Surgery, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg
04/2000 – 09/2001 — Senior House Officer, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Schaffhausen; Switzerland
04/2000 – 09/2001 — Member of the management, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Schaffhausen; Switzerland
10/2001 — Senior House Officer, Department of Surgery, ThoraxKlinik, University Hospital Heidelberg
01/2002 — Surgeon, Baden-Württemberg Medical Association
01/2004 — Certification of the speciality «thoracic surgery», Baden-Württemberg Medical Association
01/2004 — Appointment as Consultant, Department of Surgery, ThoraxKlinik, University Hospital Heidelberg
04/2015 — Appointment as Senior Consultant, ThoraxKlinik, University Hospital Heidelberg
04/2015 — Head of Thoracic Surgery Section, Helios Hospital Pforzheim
05/2016 — Completion of the list of procedures performed and the logbook to obtain the «Special Thoracic Surgery (DGT)» certificate
Since 1/07/2016 — Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Helios Hospital Pforzheim

Extra information

Awards:
06/1999 — Poster award of the Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC), 86th Annual Congress of the SGC in Lugano; Switzerland

Memberships

06/2004 — German Society of Thoracic Surgery (DGT)

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