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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster offers all treatment options in the field of cardiothoracic surgery as well as heart and lung transplant.


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Thorsten Wahlers

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten WahlersCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 1977 Military service in Munich and Bonn, medical-sanitary battalion.
  • 1977 - 1983 Study of medicine at the Rheinish Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn, the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, the University of Cologne.
  • 04/1983 State exam at the University of Cologne.
  • 05/1983 Approbation of the Medical Association of the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Th. Wahlers’ CV).
  • 05/1983 Thesis defense (cardiology), University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. H. H. Hilger) "On the Influence of Oxyfedrine on the bradycardiac heart rhythm disorders in humans".

Professional career

  • 07/1983 Research Assistant, Surgery Center, Hannover Medical School.
  • 1983 - 1989 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hanover; Surgery Center (Prof. Dr. H.G. Borst), Department of Trauma Surgery (Prof. Dr. H. Tscherne) Department of Abdominal and Transplant Surgery (Prof. Dr. R. Pichlmayr).
  • 11/1986 - 04/1987 Harefield Hospital, National Heart Hospital, Middlesex, London, UK (Prof. Sir M. Yacoub, F.R.C.S.).
  • 10/1989 Certified Surgeon (State Chamber of Physicians of Lower Saxony).
  • 09/1990 Senior Physician, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School.
  • 03/1991 Certified Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon (State Chamber of Physicians of Lower Saxony).
  • 08/1991 Certified Vascular Surgeon (State Chamber of Physicians of Lower Saxony).
  • 02/1992 Thesis defense; Hannover, "Studies with experiments on animals to preserve organs in lung, heart-lung transplantation".
  • 08/1993 Advanced training in vascular surgery, Hannover Medical School (State Chamber of Physicians of Lower Saxony), thoracic and cardiovascular surgery represented by Prof. Dr. H.G. Borst.
  • 05/1994 Additional qualification in emergency medicine (State Chamber of Physicians of Lower Saxony).
  • 08/1995 Chief Physician, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School.
  • 02/1996 Appointed as a Visiting Professor.
  • 12/1996 - 1999 Foundation and management of the Section of MHH Eastern Municipal Hospital with the introduction of a new specialization in cardiac surgery, integration of general, thoracic, vascular surgery.
  • 11/1998 Appointed as an Examiner of the State Chamber of Physicians of Lower Saxony (vascular surgery).
  • 09/1999 Ordinary Professor C4; Head of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, as well as appointment to the leadership position of the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
  • 02/2000 Member of the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (F.E.B.T.C.S).
  • 02/2002 Member of the Board of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • 11/2003 Director of the Surgery Center, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
  • 02/2004 Member of the Board of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, elected for the second term, for the next 2 years.
  • 12/2004 Invitation to take over the post  in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (after Prof. Dr. de Vivie), University Hospital Cologne.
  • 11/2005 Ordinary Professor, Head of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiac 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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Johannes Bodner

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes BodnerCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 10/1990 - 07/1996 Study of medicine at the University of Innsbruck, the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
  • 13/07/1996 Doctoral degree in general medicine. Dissertation: "Importance of perioperative infections after pancreas transplantation".
  • 11/1996 - 03/1998 Postdoctoral training, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Innsbruck.
  • 04/1998 - 03/2005 Training in surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Innsbruck.
  • 04/2005 Specialist in Surgery.
  • 18/10/2005 Senior Lecturer.
  • 23/03/2006 Master’s Degree course in valeology,  UMIT, Hall, Austria.
  • 23/03/2006 Master of Science, Valeology.
  • 07/2007 Specialist in Thoracic Surgery.
  • 2006/2007 USMLE I, USMLE II, USMLE III (licensing exams for admission to medical residency).
  • 01/05/2007 ECFMG Certificate.
  • 09/2007 - 06/2008 Specialist in Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Southern California University, Los Angeles, California, Department of Surgery, Head: Tom Demeester MD.
  • 07/2008 - 09/2008 Specialist in Thoracic Surgery, Focus: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, Chief of Division: Scott Swanson, MD.
  • 10/2008 - 12/2008 Specialist in Thoracic Surgery. Focus: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, the Brigham and Women´s Hospital, Boston, MA, Chief of Division: David Sugarbaker, MD.
  • 01/2009 - 01/2011 Deputy Head of the Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Abdominal, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Innsbruck.
  • 02/2011 - 03/2015 Head of the Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic, Transplant and Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Giessen.
  • 06/2011 Board Certified: European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons.
  • 07/2013 Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic Surgery.
  • 04/2015 Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Bogenhausen Hospital, Munich Municipal Hospital.

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Thoracic Surgery

With the exception of lung transplantation, the thoracic surgery department offers the full range of thoracic surgical options from small interventions (taking biopsy samples or installing drains) to large, technically complex tumor removal operations.


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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. An experienced team of highly qualified specialists performs surgical treatment of all forms of lung and thoracic diseases, with the exception of heart diseases.


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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! The department is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine.


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Gunda Leschber

Head physician:

Dr. med. Gunda LeschberCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Education | Studies

  • 1996 Specialist in thoracic surgery.
  • 1993 Specialist in surgery.
  • 1985 Doctorate on "Animal studies for influencing the testicular function through estrogens and aromatas inhibitors".
  • 1985 Foreign Medical Graduate Examination of Medical Science.
  • 1984 License to practise as a doctor.
  • 1980 - 1981 Studies at the Faculté de Médecine de Tours.
  • 1977 - 1984 Studies of human medicine, Free University of Berlin.

Professional background

  • Since 2003 Chief physician of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Academic Lung Hospital Berlin.
  • 1997 - 2003 Senior physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Hospital Hemer.
  • 1994 - 1997 Assistant doctor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Hospital Heckeshorn, Berlin.
  • 1988 - 1994 Assistant doctor in surgery, UNiversity Düsseldorf and St. Gertrauden Hospital Berlin.
  • 1987 - 1988 Research Fellow, Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston, USA.
  • 1986-1987 Surgical Resident, Tufts University, Boston, USA.
  • 1986 - 1985 Assistant doctor, Institute for Pathology, Municipal Hospital Berlin-Neukölln.

Other activities and additional qualifications

  • Permission to carry out medical specialist trainings in surgery (since 2003).
  • Permission to carry out additional further trainings in thoracic surgery (since 2003).

Awards

  • Wolfgang-Müller-Osten-Medaille (2015): the highest professional awards of the Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC).

Memberships (elective or appointed)

  • President of the German Society for Thoracic Surgery (DGT) (2015-2017).
  • President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) (2010-2011).
  • Director of External Relations der ESTS (2012-2013).
  • Board member of the German Society for Thoracic surgery (since 2005).
  • Member of the Presiding Board of the Professional Association of German Surgeons (since 2007).
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee der AATS (seit 2012).
  • Member of the Presiding Board of the Cancer Center Berlin (since 2010).
  • Vice Chairwoman of the Project Group “Lung carcinoma” of the Cancer Center Berlin-Buch (since 2012) (Chairwoman 2007-2023).
  • Vice Chairwoman of the Cancer Center Berlin-Buch (since 2007).
  • Spokesperson of the “FIT” (women in the thoracic surgery) of the German Society for Thoracic Surgery (2006 - 2009).

Further memberships

  • German Society for Thoracic Surgery (DGT).
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS).
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS).
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery der Society of Thoracic Surgeons  (STS), USA (WTS).
  • Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC).
  • German Society for Surgery (DGCH).
  • German Cancer Society.
  • Cancer Society Berlin.
  • German Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Berlin Surgical Society.
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Society for Pneumology.
  • German Medical Women's Association.
  • Marburger Bund.

Academic Lung Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Academic Lung Hospital Berlin offers the full range of thoracic operations (with the exception of the heart), including interventions on the respiratory tract (trachea and bronchia), lungs, mediastinum and chest wall.


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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in the diagnostics and surgical treatment of diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract, pleura, mediastinum in adults and children.


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Lothar Köhler

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Lothar KöhlerCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Graduate medical education 

  • 1977-1983: the University of Cologne 

 

Professional activity 

  • 1984-1989: assistant doctor of the 2nd surgical department of the University of Cologne (prof. Dr. H. Troidl) 
  • 1989-1990: internship abroad in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (Prof. Dr. K.A. Kelly) 
  • 1990-1994: assistant doctor of the 2nd surgical department of the University of Cologne (prof. Dr. H. Troidl, Prof. Dr. T. Tilling) 
  • 1995-1999: Senior Physician of the 2nd surgical department of the University of Cologne (prof. Dr. H. Troidl) 
  • since 1999: head physician of the Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology 
  • since 2006: deputy director of the medical unit 

 

Defense of a doctoral thesis 

  • 1984: Institute for Normal and Pathological Physiology, University of Cologne, Department of Applied Physiology (Prof. Dr. H.J. Hirche) 

 

Obtaining a post of assistant professorship / a post of professor 

  • 1996: obtaining a post of assistant professorship in the specialty "Surgery" at the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne 
  • 2001: appointed as freelance professor at the University of Cologne 

 

Qualifications 

  • 1992: Surgeon 
  • 1994: subfield: Traumatology 
  • 1997: basic specialty: Visceral Surgery 
  • 1999: Traumatologist (Trauma Surgeon), specializing in accidents on the way to work 
  • 2004: upgrading in minimally invasive surgery (Camic, DGVC) 
  • 2007: Special Traumatology 
  • 2012: Special Visceral Surgery 

 

Rights to raise qualification /further training 

  • Basic training in surgery (general trunk), 24 months 
  • Visceral surgery, 48 months 
  • Special visceral surgery, 30 months 

 

Membership in specialized societies 

  • German Society of Surgery 
  • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery 
  • The Lower Rhine-Westphalia Association of Surgeons 
  • Cologne Surgical Association 
  • German Hernia Treatment Society 
  • Professional Union of Surgeons 
  • Convent of Leading Hospital Surgeons 
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.) 
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) 
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association 
  • Member of the Working Group on Quality Assurance in Surgery / Orthopedics in North Rhine-Westphalia 
  • Invited surgeon 

 

At various times worked as invited surgeon in:

  • Milan/Italy 
  • Birmingham/England 
  • Mayo Clinic/USA 
  • San Antonio/USA 
  • Maastricht/The Netherlands 
  • Basingstoke/England/France 
  • San Francisco/USA 
  • Verona/Italy 
  • Horgen /Switzerland 
  • Strasbourg/France 

 

Range of interests and main specialization 

  • Endoscopic, minimally invasive surgery techniques 
  • Colorectal surgery 
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases 
  • Quality of life of patients undergoing gastroenterological surgery 
  • Obesity surgery 
  • Traumatology

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Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich specializes in abdominal and vascular surgery, as well as in the treatment of victims of accidents.


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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery

The Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery at the Hannover Medical School is famous for being one of the leading medical facilities in the world.


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Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery

The Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied provides the range of services, starting from the treatment of inguinal hernia up to a comprehensive tumor surgery. The Department maintains cooperation with other disciplines in all fields of its activity.


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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the thoracic organs. It is the largest department of its kind in the country.


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Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

The Department of Abdominal and Vascular Surgery performs surgeries on all organs of the abdominal cavity, as well as the thyroid gland. The department specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and surgical treatment followed by subsequent care for patients with liver metastases.


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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Surgery

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.


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location_searchingCity: Aachen
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Artur Lichtenberg

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Artur LichtenbergCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 1993 – 1995 Arzt im Praktikum in der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Universität Tübingen
  • 1995 Promotion in der Abteilung für Kardiologie an der Universität Tübingen
  • 1995 – 1997 Assistenzarzt in der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz-, und Gefäßchirurgie im Herzzentrum Lahr/Baden
  • 1997 – 2000 Assistenzarzt in der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2000 Facharzt für Herzchirurgie
  • 2000 – 2001 Funktionsoberarzt der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2001 – 2006 Ordentlicher Oberarzt der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2002 – 2003 Leitender Oberarzt der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz-, Gefäß- und Allgemeinchirurgie am Oststadtkrankenhaus Hannover
  • 2004 – 2006 Leiter der Forschungsgruppe „Tissue Engineering der Herzklappen“ an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2007 Erlangung der Venia legendi für das Fach Herzchirurgie an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2006 – 2009 Ständiger stellvertretender ärztlicher Direktor und leitender Oberarzt der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2009 Leiter des Kunstherzprogramms der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2009 Leiter des Bereiches „minimal-invasive Herzchirurgie“ in der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2009 Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe „kardiovaskuläre, regenerative Zellforschung und Tissue Engineering“ in der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • Seit 2008 Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe „Tissue Engineering der Herzklappen“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie (DGTHG)
  • 2008 Umhabilitation an die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg
  • 02 – 07/2009 W3-Professor und Direktor der Klinik für Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Jena
  • 2009 Ernennung zum W3-Professor für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Seit 2009 Direktor der Klinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here.


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