Present Position:

Senior Physician Cardiac Surgery
Qualified Person: Heart Valve Bank HDZ- NRW
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart Center North Rhine-Westphalia, University of Bochum

Professional Career:

1998-present: Senior Physician Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, University of Bochum, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Working directly with Prof. Dr. Dr. Körfer, the Heart Center´s Medical Director and chief surgeon, assisting and supporting him in the OR and the surgical wards
  • Personally performed more than 1500 cardiothoracic surgical interventions
  • Supervised, instructed and motivated a team of 19 residents in 3 surgical wards
  • Planning, coordinating and coorganizing the German- Indonesian cooperation as long term project: "Transfer of Knowledge and Skill"
  • Trained and coached 3 residents from Indonesia up to state registered specialists in cardiac surgery
  • Guided and supported 3 cardiac surgeons from Kiev, Ukraine; immediately thereafter 2 of them became directors of their cardiothoracic departments

7/1997: Registered specialist in cardiac surgery (Arzt für Herzchirurgie)

1995-1998: Resident Assistant Cardiac Surgeon, Heart Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, University of Bochum, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Demonstrated and assisted university researchers in normothermic perfusion of human-sized hearts in animals
  • Designed, fabricated and operated an apparatus for normothermic perfusion of human-sized hearts in animals

7/1994: Registered specialist in general surgery (Arzt für Chirurgie)

1991-1994: Resident Assistant General Surgeon, Academic Hospital Klinikum Herford, University of Münster, WWU, Department of General and Thoracic Surgery

  • Implemented and monitored the electronic NIH-database (SilverPlatter) for the library of the Academic Hospital Herford
  • Demonstrated and developed an electronic database for medical and research purposes in the Surgical Department

1988-1991: Resident Assistant Cardiac Surgeon, Heart Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, University of Bochum, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Expanded Heart Explantations to an all time high number of 148 Transplantations/ Year
  • Trained and guided 4 cardiac surgeons for the Heart Explantation Team in Bad Oeynhausen
  • Personally performed more than 500 Heart and HeartLung Explantations

1985-1988: Resident Assistant Surgeon, Johanniter Hospital, Geesthacht, Department of General Surgery

1984-1985: Medical officer, Veterans Medical Service Administration, LVA Berlin

1984-1985: Emergency physician, Union of Panel Doctors, KV Berlin

1980-1983: Medical Student Assistent to Prof. Blümcke, Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin) Institut for Pathology, Director: Prof. Dr. med. S. Blümcke

  • Organized and rebuilt the institut«s complete slide archive of histological specimens
  • Implemented and monitored the institut«s first electronic database of histological as well as cytological findings
  • Lectured, instructed and managed up to 50 medical students in the instituts courses on general pathology and histology


Professional Affiliations:

  • German-Indonesian Society for Medicine (DIGM Deutsch- Indonesische Gesellschaft fŸr Medizin e. V.)
  • German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie)
  • German Society for Surgery (DGCH, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie)


Education:

  • 12/1990: Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin): M.D. (Dr. med.), Medical Faculty, Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Dissertation: "The Value of Cytologic Urinalysis"(Die Wertigkeit der Urinzytologie), Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. S. Blümcke
  • 6/1983: Medical Registration (Approbation als Arzt) Berlin
  • 1977-1983: Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)
  • Study of Medicine
  • 1975-1976: Bethesda Hospital Hamburg- Bergedorf
  • Operating theatre male scrub nurse
  • 11/1974: State registered male nurse SRN
  • 1973-1974: Bethesda Hospital Hamburg- Bergedorf
  • Nurse Training, Operating theatre Assistant male nurse
  • 1972: Matura Hamburg-Bergedorf, Degree: General qualification for university entrance (allgemeine Hochschulreife)
  • 1963-1972: Hansa Gymnasium Hamburg- Bergedorf
  • Classical Secondary School
  • 1959-1963: Public School Hamburg-Altengamme, Primary School


Interests:

  • EDP
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sailing
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Rowing
  • Swimming