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Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD
Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD is the medical director of the Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, and an International Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Professor Mohr has also served as President of the German Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, President of the Society of Heart Valve Disease, and Congress-President of the German Society of Cardiology. In 2010, Professor Mohr was awarded the highest civilian award of Germany, the Federal Cross of Merit.
In this interview, filmed at the 2013 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Professor Mohr discusses his pioneering career in cardiac surgery. Professor Mohr, with Professor Alain Carpentier, performed the first robotic mitral valve repair and coronary bypass surgery, and has gone on to perform over 1,400 video-assisted mitral valve surgeries. Professor Mohr credits his success to the study of both cardiology and cardiac surgery. He teaches this philosophy of inter-specialty cooperation and collaboration at the Leipzig Heart Center, along with the most current in minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques.