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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Structural heart disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Acute cardiovascular disease
  • Heart failure

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)


1986 - 1993
Study of human medicine; parallel study of pedagogy & sports science at the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen
1991 - 1993
Research assistant in the Department of Experimental Cardiology (Head Prof. Dr. med. G. Hellige, from 1992 Department of Anaesthesiological Research)
Completion of the doctoral thesis in the field of human medicine (Prof. Dr. med. G. Hellige) on the topic: "The percutaneous heart-lung machine (pHLM) in cardiogenic shock - studies on the effect on hemodynamics and myocardial metabolism in left ventricular insufficiency in animal experiments".
1993 - 1997
Internship and assistant doctor in the cardiology and pulmonology department (director Prof. Dr. H. Kreuzer) at the Univ. Goettingen
ompletion of the doctoral thesis in the department of social sciences / sports education (Prof. Dr. phil. A. Krüger) on the topic: "Evaluation of the training dependence of isokinetic parameters of the core muscles."
Additional qualification in sports medicine

Professional career

1997 - 2002 
Assistant doctor in the Clinic for Internal Medicine III (Director Prof. Dr. med. H. R. Figulla) of the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena; Collaboration and later head of the working group "Interventional Cardiology"
Rescue service specialist
Specialist in internal medicine
Research semester at the Texas Heart Institute Houston, Texas USA in the Dept. Cardiovascular Surgery Research (Dr. O. H. Frazier)
Specialization in cardiology
Appointment as senior physician at the clinic
Additional qualification in special internal intensive care medicine
Completion of the habilitation thesis on the subject of "Development of a procedure for transvascular aortic valve replacement"
Completion of the habilitation procedure and award of the Venia Legendi for internal medicine by the Friedrich Schiller University
2006 - 2013 
Senior Consultant in Charge of the Clinic for Internal Medicine 1, FSU Jena
Acting Head of the Clinic for Internal Medicine 1 (Substitute summer semester: Sabatical Prof. Dr. H.R. Figulla)
Since 04/2013
Director of the Clinic for Internal Medicine I: Cardiology, Angiology & Conservative Intensive Care Medicine at Helios Dr. Horst Schmidt Clinics Wiesbaden


Professor Ferrari is the author and co-author of over 140 scientific articles and more than 40 patents in the fields of structural heart disease, valvular heart disease, myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiogenic shock.

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