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Vascular disease

Members

Konstantinos Tsagakis

COUNCIL

Domain Chair 2020-2023

VASCULAR DISEASE DOMAIN

Chair 2020-2023

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Member 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Konstantinos Tsagakis graduated in 1998 as a medical doctor at the University of Vienna, Austria. After his basic medical practice, he moved 2001 to Germany as resident in cardiac surgery in Heart Center North Rhein Westphalia in Bad Oeynhausen and since 2004 in West German Heart and Vascular Center of the University Hospital of Essen. In 2009 he performed the board exams for cardiac surgery and he continued as staff surgeon in Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Essen. His specialization focused on open and endovascular thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair and reconstructive aortic valve surgery. He habilitated as private lecturer in medical University of Duisburg-Essen in 2018. Currently, he is the Section Head of Aortic Surgery in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital of Essen.

Martin Czerny

VASCULAR DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2020-2023

Endovascular Aortic Repair - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Martin Czerny is a cardiac and vascular surgeon and associate professor of surgery, eMBA. He undertook his surgical training in Vienna (Professor Wolner) and held the position of Attending Surgeon and Director of Clinical Research at the Inselspital Berne until August 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Martin worked as a consultant at the University Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery in Zurich. He is currently a consultant cardiovascular surgeon at University Hospital Freiburg.

Nimesh Desai

VASCULAR DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Nimesh Desai is a cardiovascular surgeon who serves as Co-Director of the Penn Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality, and Evaluative Research (CAVOQER) Center at Penn. He received his medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and his doctorate of philosophy in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed an integrated Cardiac Surgery Residency at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He holds several national leadership positions in cardiovascular surgery including Co-Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Aortic Surgery Task Force and Co-Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons American College of Cardiology Transcather Valve Therapies Registry Risk Modelling Sub-Committee.

Davide Pacini

VASCULAR DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2020-2023

Aortic Dissection - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Davide Pacini graduated from the University of Bologna in 1993. He completed his Cardiac surgery residency training at the same University in 1998. Since 2000, he has been a staff surgeon at the S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna. He is mainly interested in cardiac and aortic surgery. In 1998 he was the recipient of the C Walton Lillehei Award and in 2009 he received the Hans Borst Award. He is a Councillor of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery and an author of over 70 scientific papers and 4 book chapters. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is Full Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna and Chair of the Cardiac Surgery Department in Bologna (S.Orsola Hospital).

Florian Schoenhoff

VASCULAR DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2020-2023

Connective Tissue Disease - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023

BIOGRAPHY

Florian Schoenhoff is an associate professor of surgery and consultant cardiac surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Bern, Switzerland. He received his MD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and trained in cardiac surgery in Bern with a special focus on diseases of the thoracic aorta. He spent 2 years as a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, USA, working on biomarkers in patients with connective tissue disorders. Florian is responsible for the Marfan clinics in Bern, seeing patients with connective tissue disorders and cardiovascular involvement, as well as patients with complex aortic disease in general.

Andreas Zierer

VASCULAR DISEASE DOMAIN

Member 2020-2023

Cerebral and Visceral Protection - Task Force

Chair 2020-2023