Nikolaus Haas graduated from Heidelberg/Mannheim university in 1990 and started his training as a general paediatrician in Mannheim. He then moved to Berlin where he completed his training as a general paediatrician in 1996 at the German Heart Center Berlin. He completed further specialist trainings as a paediatric intensivist and paediatric cardiologist in 1998 and 1999 and worked at the paediatric intensive care unit at the Royal children’s hospital in Melbourne from 1999 until 2000. Then he became a consultant in paediatric cardiology and intensive care at the Olga hospital Stuttgart, where he commenced his career in interventional cardiology. From 2002 until 2006 he and his family moved to Brisbane where he became the director of the paediatric cardiac intensive care unit at the Prince Charles Hospital.
Thereafter he and his family moved back to Germany to the Heart and Diabetes Centre in Bad Oeynhausen, where he became deputy director of the Paediatric Cardiac service and Director of the Cath lab. He stayed there for about 10 years, completed additional training in GUCH as well as emergency medicine. Additionally he gained plenty experience as trainer and international proctor in all sorts of interventional treatments such as routine ASD and PDA closure but also in percutaneous valve implantation, VSD closure, and other complex interventions.
From 2015 onwards he became full professor for paediatric cardiology and intensive care at the Ludwig Maximillian’s University in Munich. There he and his team care for general paediatric intensive care patients as well as transplant patients and of course the focus lies on paediatric and adult congenital heart disease. His areas of interest are interventional cardiology, intensive care management and training of junior doctors.