University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Department of Vascular Surgery

Jan Brunkwall

Prof. Dr. med.

Jan Brunkwall

Specialized in: vascular surgery

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Berufliche Laufbahn:

  • 1976 3 Monate in der Röntgenabteilung in Växjö, 3 Monate als Allgemeinmediziner in Svalöv, 3 Monate in der Onkologischen Abteilung in Lund.
  • 1979-1980 Turnuspraktikum in Halmstad
  • 1980-1984 Assistensarzt an der Chirurgischen Abteilung in Halmstad (Kreiskrankenhaus)
  • 1984-1985 Assistensarzt an der Chirurgischen Abteilung, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Malmö, Universität Lund
  • 1985 Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1985-1986 Abteilungsarzt der Chirurgie, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Malmö
  • 1986-1987 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • 1987-1992 Abteilungsarzt an der Chirurgie, Universitätskrankenhaus Malmö,
  • 1993- stellvertretender Oberarzt der Chirurgie Universitätskrankenhaus Malmö
  • 1994- Oberarzt an der Chirurgie, Universitätskrankenhaus, Malmö
  • 1990- Hintergrund Bereitschaftsdienst für Gefäßchirurgie,
  • 1990- Vorlesungen und praktische Leitung für Medizinstudenten und Laboranten.
  • 1991- Vorlesungen und praktische Leitung für Ärzte in Weiterausbildung für Chirurgie, Lokal und National
  • 1991- Refereeaufgaben für Journal of Vascular Surgery European Journal of Vascular Surgery, und European Journal of Surgery
  • 1992- Zuständig für das Programm der "Staff-Meeting" der Chirurgische Universtitätsklinik Malmö
  • 1993- Zuständig für den Arbeitsplan für Ärzte der Abteilung der Gefäßchirurgie.
  • 1999 Professor für Chirurgie mit dem Schwerpunkt Gefäßchirurgie.


  • 1994 ESVES best experimental paper (Mangell P)
  • 1995 Swedish Vascular Award best experimental paper (Mangell P)
  • 1998 Scandinavian Association for Vascular Surgery Award (best presentation)
  • 1998 ESVES best clinical paper (Malina M)


  • European Society for Vascular Surgery,
  • International Union of Angiology,
  • International Society for Endovascular Surgery,
  • The Swedish Society of Medicine,
  • Swedish Surgical Society,
  • Nordic Surgical Society,
  • Société Internationale de Chirurgie (International Society of Surgery),
  • European Society for Surgical Research
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie


The Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Brunkwall, offers all methods of diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases. Integrated into a new Heart Center, we provide comprehensive care for our patients in one place. The Department has 28 beds for the standard medical care as well as the intensive care unit with 48 beds for the patients, who need intermediate and intensive care in cooperation with other departments of the Heart Center.

Annually, over 1,200 operations are performed in the Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Brunkwall. We are particularly specialized in the endovascular treatment of aneurysms of aorta in the chest and abdominal cavity.

The Department of Vascular Surgery provides the first-line treatment, post-treatment and rehabilitation after vascular operations to over 3000 patients every year.

We place special emphasis on the intensive interdisciplinary cooperation, especially, with the Institute and Department of Radiology. Furthermore, the Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne offers to its patients an optimal and patient-oriented diagnosis and therapy together with our colleagues form the Department of Neurology and Nephrology.

The Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Brunkwall, deals with the treatment of the following diseases:

  • Aortic dissection
  • Aneurysm of thoracic aorta and aneurysm of the entire aorta
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Obliterating endarteritis
  • Bypass Center for dialysis patients
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Varicose veins
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Secondary varicosis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Congenital vascular diseases

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