Hans-Joachin Schäfers

Homburg – Germany

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
University Hospitals of Saarland

1964-76 Primary and Secondary School, Lünen, Germany
1976-82 Medical School (Universität Essen), Essen, Germany
1982 Ärztliche Prüfung, Universität Essen, Germany
1983 Doctoral thesis, Universität Essen, Germany

Postdoctoral Training
1982 –83 Resident, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Essen Germany
1984-89 Resident, Surgical Center, Hannover Medical School Hannover, Germany
1987-88 Fellow, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
1992 Ph. D. thesis („Habilitation“):Experimental and clinical concepts to improve bronchial circulation in lung transplantation

Licensure and Certification
1982 Physician’s license (“Approbation”)
1982 ECFMG (# 333-624-5)
1983 Visa Qualifying Examination Part I and II
1987 Medical Licensure Examination, Canada
1987-88 Educational License, Ontario (#59119)
1989 General Surgery (Germany)
1991 Vascular Surgery (Germany)
1991 Cardiothoracic Surgery (Germany)
1998 European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
2007 Temporary License, British Medical Council (# 6144947)
2011 Cirurgia Toracica (Spain)
2012 Cirugia Cardiovascular (Spain)
2017 Temporary Licence, Medical Council of India (FT17-100844)

Academic Appointments
1990-95 Staff surgeon, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
1995-96 Interim director, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospitals of Saarland, Homburg,Germany
1996-present Director, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
University Hospitals of Saarland, Homburg, Germany
1996-present Professor of Surgery, University of Saarland
2010-present Visiting professor, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012-present Visiting professor, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Other Professional Positions
1983-84 Captain, Army Medical Corps, Dept. of Surgery, Military Hospital Detmold, Germany

Membership in Academic Societies
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
German Society of Thoracic Surgery
German Society for Cardiology
German Society for Surgery
German Transplant Society

Honorary Memberships
Romanian Society of Cardiology
Mexican Society of Cardiac Surgery
Indian Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Focus areas
Aortic valve reconstruction
Innovative techniques in valve reconstruction
Pulmonary endarterectomy

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