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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Aortic valve reconstruction, all techniques of valve sparing surgery (David operation, Yacoub operation and its modifications)
  • Aortic valve construction (Ozaki operation)

  • Aortic surgery covering aortic arch replacement, frozen ET techniques and debranching in elective and also acute conditions (acute aortic dissection)

  • Surgery of all cardiac valves including reconstructions

  • Minimally invasive surgery (partial sternotomy for Aortic valve, and aortic arch surgery)

  • Reoperations and complex surgical procedures

  • Coronary revascularization including beating heart surgery (OPCABG, MIDCABG)

  • Heart aneurysm resection (Dor plastic)

  • Ablations of atrial fibrillation

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

09/1984 – 06/1990
Medical studies at Masaryk University, Brno (CZ)
Approbation as a doctor and beginning of work as a doctor in the internship in the surgical department C. Kamenice (CZ)
1990 - 1998
Registrar in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation Brno, Masaryk University Brno (CZ)
Cardiac surgery specialization Charles University Prague (CZ)
Consultant of cardiovascular surgery in Center of Cardiovasular Surgery and Transplantations Masaryk University Brno (CZ)
PhD title. "Dose-response by using ultrashort acting betablocker esmolol during cardiopulmonary bypass in an experimental set-up".
Masaryk University Brno (CZ)
2002 - 2003
Deputy director of Heart Surgery Clinic, Charles University Hospital Plzen, CZ
2004 - 2008

Leading consultant in Department of Cardiac Surgery Na Homolce hospital Prague, CZ
Main focus: aortic surgery– founder of regional aortic center in Prague

Specialist in thoracic surgery (German medical system)
Medical Association NRW
2008 - 2012

Senior consultant of cardiovascular surgery, Clinic for Heart and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Essen (WGHGZ)
Main focus: aortic valve reconstruction, aortic surgery

2013 - 2018
Deputy Director WDHGZ Essen
Specialist in cardiac surgery (German medical system)
Medical Association NRW

Habilitation and “Venia legendi” for the subject "Cardiac Surgery" at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen, granting of teaching authorization and appointment as university lecturer –

Title: Associated Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Inaugural lecture at the Medical Faculty University Duisburg- Essen Topic: "Aortic valve from reconstruction to construction"
From 4/2018
Leading consultant of Cardiovascular Surgery, Helios Hospital Krefeld


Certificate Aortenklappenrekonstruktion, Prof. Schäfers, Homburg-Saar

Aortic Valve Repair – Brüssel, Belgien (Prof. El Khoury)

Aortic Valve Repair Summit – Brüssel, Belgien

Aortic Valve Repair Summit – Ottawa, Kanada

Academic activities

Associated Professor of Cadiovascular Surgery


First- or Senior author of 34 papers in medical literature/major medical journals

Co-Author of 22 papers in medical literature/major medical journals

Extra information

  • Complete surgical spectrum of adult cardiac surgery as well as congenital heart defects in adults 
  • More than 5000 surgeries


  • Czech Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (CSKVCH)
  • CTSNet

Read more:

Interview with PD Jaroslav Benedik: "The Ozaki procedure is a good alternative to a biological valve replacement"

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