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Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD
Professor Stephan Schueler was trained in Hanover. In 1981 he helped set up the Berlin Heart Centre. He then spent a year at Johns Hopkins where he received a PhD before spending 8 more years at the German Heart Centre in Berlin. He then went to the new Hospital in Dresden where he was the chairman and medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute. At the University Hospital in Dresden he became Professor of Cardiac Surgery.
After Dresden, Professor Schueler went to the Freeman Hospital in the UK as a consultant Cardiac and Transplant Surgeon. During his time at Freeman Hospital he was President of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), in 2002 and 2003.
He is an associate editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, a section editor of current opinion in Organ Transplantation, and is on the editorial board of Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS). Professor Schueler has written more than 40 book chapters, and over 150 scientific papers. Most recently, he was president of the European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (2007-8).
In this interview he talks about his experience with left ventricular assist device implantation. An insertion is shown as well as a discussion with a patient who has undergone LVAD insertion.
HeartWare animation used with permission. HeartWare provided no financial support to assist with the production of this presentation.