Senior Physician
Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart and Diabetes Center NRW
University Hospital of the Ruhr-University of Bochum
Georgstr. 11
32545 Bad Oeynhausen
Tel: +49 5731 / 97-1231
Fax: +49 5731 / 97-1820
E-Mail: aaboud@@hdz-nrw.de

Birth:
16th July 1976, Damascus, Syria

Education:

1994
Baccalaureate in Syria
1994-2000
Degree in Medicine (Faculty of Human Medicine), University of Damascus, Syria, final grade: 2

July 2000

Dissertation, Syria
Title: „Pathological changes to the coronary arteries“
Prof. Muien Aboud, MD (Faculty of Human Medicine, University of Damascus, Syria)

May 2007

Dissertation, Germany
Title: „Quality of life following aortic valve replacement – a comparative, retrospective analysis of patients two years after biological or mechanical aortic valve replacement“
U. Franke, MD (University Lecturer), University of Jena

October 2008

Specialist for cardiac surgery

Professional career:

10/2000-10/2001
General surgery, Al Salam Hospital, Prof. Ajaj, MD, Damascus, Syria
Instructor, Anatomical Laboratory, Prof. Moien Aboud, University of Damascus, Syria

03/2002-01/2009
Residency, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jena, since October 2008 Specialist for Cardiac Surgery

Since 1st of February 2009:
Senior Physician, Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Prof. Jan Gummert, MD, Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Memberships:

  • German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • European Association for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery EACTS
  • Syrian Society for Cardiosurgery
  • German-Syrian Society for Cardiosurgery

Main areas of work and research:

  • evaluation of the impact of negative pressures in the bloodstream using a new universal heart-lung machine in pigs to minimize intraoperative air embolisms (research sponsored by the German Heart Research Foundation DSHF)
  • quality of life following mechanical and biological aortic valve replacement