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Specialist fields (in extracts)

- Cardiac surgery

- Minimally invasive bypass and heart valve surgery

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

2020
University of Leipzig, Appointment to the endowed professorship (Helios) for structural heart diseases
2018  
University of Leipzig, Appointed adjunct professor of cardiac surgery
2012
University of Leipzig, habilitation 
Learning processes and quality assurance in cardiac surgery with special consideration of minimally invasive procedures
2004
University of Leipzig, Doctorate (sum cum laude) 
Telemanipulators in cardiac surgery - Experimental studies on manual and telemanipulator-assisted control and target movements on the moving model

Academic activities

1. CLINICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE PROCEDURES FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRUCTURAL HEART VALVE DISEASES, IN PARTICULAR CATHETER-BASED HEART VALVE IMPLANTATION AND RECONSTRUCTION

Catheter-based aortic valve implantation (TAVI), preclinical and clinical procedure and device development as well as long-term scientific monitoring

Introduction and scientific follow-up of results of valve-in-valve procedures in aortic, mitral and tricuspid position

Preclinical development of catheter-based procedures for mitral valve replacement

Preclinical development and clinical implementation of several transapical closure systems

 

2. MINIMALLY INVASIVE BYPASS AND HEART VALVE SURGERY

Scientific evaluation of short- and long-term results of minimally invasive cardiac surgery procedures

Scientific comparison (controlled, randomized trials) with alternative interventional procedures

Implementation and evaluation of hybrid procedures as treatment alternatives for complex cardiac diseases

 

3. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND LEARNING CURVES

Online learning curves as a quality assurance tool

Limits of human capabilities in beating-heart surgery and working with telemanipulators

 

4. FUNCTIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING IN CARDIAC SURGERY

Advanced 4D ultrasound and 4D CT techniques for dynamic measurement of the aortic root, aortic valve, and mitral valve.

Flow MRI for visualization of flow conditions after aortic valve replacement

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