Prof. Dr. Farhad Bakhtiary is a renowned cardiac surgeon known for his pioneering work in the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. As Director of the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Bonn, he has been at the forefront of the further development of cardiac medicine since June 2021. Prof. Bakhtiary began his medical career with a fascination for the intricacies of the human heart. He completed his medical studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he also qualified as a specialist and habilitated in cardiac surgery. He expanded his career at the Heart Center Leipzig. From 2017 to 2021, Prof. Bakhtiary was Director of the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery at the NRW HELIOS Heart Center at Witten/Herdecke University. Prof. Bakhtiary, who has a diverse educational and cultural background, can look back on a career marked by remarkable successes.
His notable contributions to cardiac surgery are in the area of minimally invasive techniques that are reshaping traditional cardiac surgery and cardiology techniques. Prof. Bakhtiary envisions a future where cardiac surgery is associated with minimal disruption, shortened recovery times and improved patient outcomes. His innovative focus is on expanding minimally invasive cardiac surgery, developing and utilizing the latest innovations in techniques and technologies.
His commitment goes beyond surgical expertise and encompasses a vision for comprehensive patient well-being. Prof. Bakhtiary focuses on patient-centered care and strives to individualize treatments to achieve optimal, pain-free recovery. He has put his extensive experience, which spans thousands of operations and more than a hundred scientific publications in the most prestigious journals, into practice.