Professor Daniel Zimpfer is an adult and pediatric cardiac surgeon at the Department for Cardiac Surgery and the Pediatric Heart Center Medical University of Vienna. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree at the University of Vienna. In addition, he holds a Master from the Business University Vienna. Dr Zimpfer completed his residency at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and subsequently joined the faculty there. Dr Zimpfer is specialized in treatment of congenital heart disease, aortic surgery, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. In addition, he is a board-certified vascular surgeon. In 2007 Dr Zimpfer completed his “Habilitation” (Austrian post-doctoral university teaching qualification) and was subsequently Assistant and Associate Professor at the Medical University Vienna. Subsequently, he was appointed full Professor of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Medical University Vienna.
Dr. Zimpfer currently serves as the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery/Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Director of Mechanical Circulatory support at the Division of Cardiac Surgery and the Pediatric Heart Center Vienna. Dr Zimpfer is the head of two academic research groups. His main areas of current clinical and academic research are in the field of mechanical circulatory support, myocardial recovery and valve surgery for congenital heart disease. Dr. Zimpfer is primary investigator of numerous studies and author of more than 200 scientific publications, multiple book chapters and serves in various functions in international professional societies (EACTS, ISHLT, AATS and others). He also serves on the editorial board of a number of journals and has been Coauthor on recent guideline papers.