Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Hans-Joachim Schäfers graduated in 1982 as a medical doctor at the University of Essen. In 1989, he completed his training as a general surgeon. After finishing his residency in cardiac surgery, he completed his training with a focus on lung transplantation, aortic valve repair, the Ross procedure, and pulmonary endarterectomy. Since 1995, he is the Head of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Saarland University Medical Center and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the Saarland University. His areas of interest are pulmonary endarterectomy and heart valve surgery, complex aortic arch surgery, and aortic reconstructive surgery.