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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Minimally invasive surgery: Hernia, cholecystectomy, reflux surgery, colectomy, oesophagectomy, gastrectomy, pancreatectomy
  • Surgical oncology: Colorectal cancer, oesophageal cancer, gastric cancer, pancreas cancer, liver metastases, peritoneal carcinomatosis (HIPEC)

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1986 – 1993 — Medical studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
1993 – 1995 — Assistant Physician: Department of Bone and Joint Surgery,
Hospital Remscheid, Teaching Hospital
1995 – 1998 — Assistant Physician: Department of General and Thoracic Surgery
Gen. Hospital Barmbek Hamburg
Teaching Hospital, University of Hamburg
1998 – 1999 — Assistant Physician: Department of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
2000 — Man. Senior Physician: Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock (Prof. U. T. Hopt)
2001 – 2002 — Chief Physician: Department of Surgery, Ruhr University Bochum
2002 – 11/2008 — Chief Physician: Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt (Prof. W. O. Bechstein)
Since 12/2008 — Chief Physician: Department of General, Visceral and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Helios Hospital Krefeld
1995 — Licence to practice medicine, Germany
1999 — Board certification as surgeon
2002 — Board certification as visceral surgeon
1997 — Doctorate in medicine, Ruhr University Bochum

Academic activities

2004 — Postdoctoral qualification in surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

- «Risk factors of the non-immunological morbidity following simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplantation in uremic type-1 diabetics»


German Society of Surgery

Professional Association of German Surgeons

Study Group Minimally Invasive Surgery

Extra information


2003 — Roche Transplantation Award 2003

2004 — Scientific Award of the Study Group Gastroenterology in Central Germany

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