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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery of Upper and Lower GI
  • Pancreatic and Hepatic Surgery
  • Esophagus and Stomach Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery (malignant and benign)
  • Abdominal Soft Tissue Tumors (Sarcomas)
  • Coloproctology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • «Scarless» Thyroid Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1981 – 1987 — Medical School at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and Bern (Switzerland)
11 – 1987  Final Exam and «Approbation»
Medical Training
1988 – 1989  Resident at the Institute for Pathology, University Hospital Würzburg
1989 – 1989  Postdoc: «Detection of HHV 6 in malignant Lymphoma»
1989 – 1994  Resident at the Department for Surgery, University Hospital Freiburg
1990 – 1991 — Postdoc Institute for Molecular Cell Biology, University of Freiburg: «Expression of VEGF in colonic carcinoma»
1994 – 2003 — Department for Surgery, University Hospital Lübeck
1996 — Board for Surgery (Facharzt), Consultant at the Department for Surgery, University Hospital Lübeck
1998 — PhD: «Expression of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in colonic carcinoma»
1997/98 — Fellowship and board «Vascular Surgery», Consultant for Vascular Surgery
1998 — Head of Transplant Unit (Kidney, Pancreas)
1999 – 2000 — Training «Total Quality Management in Medicine»
1999 – 2003 — Speaker of the German HNPCC-Study group
2001 – 2003 — Secretary of the CAMO (Section «Molecular Oncology»; German Surgical Society)
1999 – 2001 — Fellowship and board for Abdominal Surgery («Viszeralchirurgie»)
2003 – 2005 — Head of the Department for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the St. Elisabeth Hospital Straubing (Germany)
Since Oct. 2005 — Head of the Department for General, Visceral and Oncologic Surgery, at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
2008 – 2014 — President of the German Association for Minimal Invasive Surgery


Awards and certificates:

- Certificate of the German Cancer Society

- Certificate of the German Hernia Society (Hernia Surgery)

- Interdisciplinary intestinal cancer center certified by the German Cancer Society

- The HIPEC Center is certified the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery

Academic activities

Scientific works:

- «Ultrastaging of colon cancer by sentinel node biopsy using fluorescence navigation with indocyanine green»

- «Gastric schwannoma»

- «Liver abscess and sepsis caused by Clostridium perfringens and Klebsiella oxytoca»

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