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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Visceral surgery: pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, gastric and esophageal surgery, multivisceral resections
  • Minimally invasive: gastric surgery, esophageal surgery, hernia surgery, colorectal surgery
  • Surgical specialties: oncologic surgery of the pancreas, stomach and esophagus, colon and rectum

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

Medical career


Director Surgical Center, Chief of Surgery, Helios University Hospital Wuppertal

06/2021 Managing Senior Physician
04/2021 Extended Clinic Management - Head of Clinical Research
04/2020 Head of Pancreas Center
03/2018 Certification as specialist in special visceral surgery

Senior Physician Clinic for General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery, University Hospital Cologne


Specialist in the Clinic for General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery, University Hospital Cologne


Specialist in the Clinic for General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf


Certification as a specialist in visceral surgery, Medical Association Hamburg


Resident at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

06/2008 License to practice medicine, Hamburg

School education and studies

04/2004-06/2008 Clinical Studies of Human Medicine, University of Hamburg
03/2004 Physical examination, University of Hamburg (grade: good)
04/2002-06/2008 Preclinical studies, University of Hamburg
08/1992-06/2001 High school Buckhorn, Hamburg

Academic activities

Doctorate and Academic Degrees

04/2021 Extraordinary professorship, University of Cologne

Habilitation & Venia legendi, University of Hamburg

Title: Functional and prognostic significance of cell adhesion molecules in tumor progression of pancreatic cancer


PhD, University of Hamburg (magna cum laude)

Title: Prospective process analysis and pharmacoeconomic investigation of the Narcotrend monitor during cardiothoracic anesthesia.



Extra information

Clinical Studies:

2020-today Principal Investigator

HOLIPANC Trial (Eudra-CT 2019-002734-37)

Non-Randomised, Open Phase II Trial Investigating Efficacy, Safety and Quality of Life of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Liposomal Irinotecan Combined with Oxaliplatin and 5 Fluorouracil/Folinic Acid Followed by Curative Surgical Resection in Patients with Hepatic Oligometastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

2014-2016 Co-PI, Project coordinator, study design

NEOPA-Trial (NCT01900327)

Sequential neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by curative surgery vs. primary surgery alone for resectable, non-metastasized pancreatic adenocarcinoma

2015 Investigator

ESOLEAK (DRKS00007941)

Endoscopic stenting vs. conservative treatment in patients with esophagogastric anastomotic insufficiency (German national study)

2013-2014 Investigator

WOPP-Trial (NCT01855464)

Pulmonary wedge resection plus parietal pleurectomy (WRPP) versus parietal pleurectomy (PP) for the treatment of recurrent primary pneumothorax

2013 Investigator

Fibrocaps Study (NCT02284256)

A Safety and Efficacy Study Comparing Fibrocaps and Tachosil in Hepatic Surgery


German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)

German Society for Surgery (DGCH)

German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS)

German Cancer Society (DKG)

Working Group for Internal Oncology (AIO)

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