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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Minimally invasive (video-assisted thoracoscopy) thoracic surgery (VATS)
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic lung resection (VATS lobectomy)
  • Thoracoscopic thymectomy (removal of residual thymus) for Myasthenia gravis
  • Video mediastinoscopy
  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

Sept. 1990 – Dec. 1996 — Speciality training as surgeon, Carl Thiem Hospital Cottbus, Department of Surgery (Dr. sc. med. J. Horntrich); Department of Trauma Surgery (Dr. med. K. Welz)
14/12/1996 — Board certification as surgeon
Jan. 1997 – April 2000 Continuing education in the subspeciality thoracic surgery, CTK Cottbus (Dr. M. Hinkel / Prof. Dr. I. Gastinger)
1999 — Visiting physician, Lung Hospital Hemer, Department of Thoracic Surgery (Dr. A. Linder)
16/05/2000 — Certification of the subspeciality thoracic surgery
01/05/2001 — Consultant, Department of Surgery, CTK Cottbus (Prof. Dr. I. Gastinger)
21/05/2003 — Certification of the subspeciality visceral surgery
01/01/2006 – 30/04/2011 — Head of the Department of Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, CTK Cottbus
01/10/2007 – 30/04/2011 — Senior Consultant and Deputy Head of the Department of Surgery, CTK Cottbus
April 2010 — Visiting physician, Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Boston (D. Sugarbaker, MD, Prof). Visiting physician, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Los Angeles (Robert J. McKenna, MD, Prof)
Since 01/05/2011 — Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Endoscopy, Helios Hospital Erfurt
Since 13/05/2015 — Certificate of continuing education in «special thoracic surgery» by the German Society of Thoracic Surgery
Since 01/10/2015 — Board Member, German Society of Thoracic Surgery

Academic activities

Sept. 1984 – Aug. 1990 — Medical studies, Humboldt University of Berlin and Medical Academy Dresden
01/09/1990 — Licence to practice medicine
03/05/1994 — Doctorate in medicine


German Society of Thoracic Surgery
German Society of Surgery
German Society of Pneumology
Central German Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery
Professional Association of German Surgeons

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