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Specialist fields (in extracts)

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

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

Education

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)
1993 
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
1994
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."
1996 
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"
1999 
Rescue service specialist
2000 
Specialist in internal medicine
2001 
Research semester at the Texas Heart Institute Houston, Texas USA in the Dept. Cardiovascular Surgery Research (Dr. O. H. Frazier)
2001 
Specialization in cardiology
2002 
Appointment as senior physician at the clinic
2003 
Additional qualification in special internal intensive care medicine
2003 
Completion of the habilitation thesis on the subject of "Development of a procedure for transvascular aortic valve replacement"
2004 
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
2010 
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

Contributions

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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