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Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten WahlersCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Education

  • 06/1976 Abitur Ernst Moritz Arndt Secondary School Bonn
  • 1977 Military service Munich and Bonn Sanitätsbatallion
  • 1977 - 1983 Medical studies Rheinish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf University Cologne
  • 04/1983 State examination University of Cologne
  • 05/1983 Approbation of the Medical Association of the University of Cologne Univ.-Prof. Dr. Th. Wahlers
  • 05/1983 Doctorate Cardiology of the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. H. H. Hilger) "On the Influence of Oxyfedrine on the bradycardiac heart rhythm disorders in humans "

Professional background

  • 07/1983 Scientific assistant Center for Surgery Medical University of Hannover
  • 1983 - 1989 Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Hanover; Center for Surgery (Prof. Dr. H.G. Accident Surgery (Prof. Dr. H. Tscherne) Department of Abdominal and Transplant 
  • 11/1986 - 04/1987 Harefield Hospital National Heart Hospital, Middlesex, London, UK (Prof. Sir M. Yacoub, F.R.C.S.)
  • 10/1989 Recognition as a physician for surgery (State Chamber of Medicine Lower Saxony)
  • 09/1990 Senior physician, Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Hanover Medical University
  • 03/1991 Recognition as a physician for thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (State Chamber of Medicine Lower Saxony)
  • 08/1991 Recognition as a doctor for vascular surgery (State Chamber of Medicine Lower Saxony) 
  • 02/1992 Habilitation; Hannover "Animal experiments on organ protection in the lung and lung
  • heart lung transplantation "
  • 08/1993 Continuing Education Vascular Surgery at the Med.Hochschule Hannover (State Chamber of Medicine Lower Saxony), thoracic cardiovascular surgery represented by Prof. Dr. H.G. Bristle
  • 05/1994 Additional designation rescue medicine (State Chamber of Medicine Lower Saxony)
  • 08/1995 Chief physician, thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Medical University of Hanover
  • 02/1996 Appointment as a professor
  • 12/1996 - 1999 Establishment and management of the branch "Oststadtkrankenhaus" of the MHH with new introduction of heart surgery, integration of general, thoracic and vascular surgery
  • 11/1998 Appointed as examiner of the State Chamber of Medicine Lower Saxony Medical Association for vascular surgery
  • 09/1999 Ordinariate C4 Heart Surgery Friedrich Schiller University Jena as well as take over the management of the thorax, and vascular surgery Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • 02/2000 Appointment as Fellow European Board Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (F.E.B.T.C.S)
  • 02/2002 Election to the Board of the German Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery 
  • 11/2003 Election as director of the Center for Surgery of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • 02/2004 Election to the second term of office to the Board of the German Society of Thoracic, Cardiac Surgery for a further 2 years
  • 12/2004 Call for succession of heart, thoracic surgery (Prof. Dr. de Vivie) at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 11/2005 Takeover ordinariate cardiac, thoracic surgery at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 10/2007 Deputy speaker of the heart center at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 08/2009 Speaker of the Experimental Advisory Board of the Center for Experimental Medicine at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 2009 - 2012 Speaker of the Heart Center at the University Hospital Cologne

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! There are performed over 2,800 operations every year.


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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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