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Francesco Pollari

Francesco Pollari, Assoc. Prof., PD, Dr. med., M.D., Ph.D.

Klinikum Nürnberg - Paracelsus Medical University
Breslauer Strasse 201
Nuremberg  90471
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



2013-up to date: Cardiac surgery, Klinikum Nürnberg - Paracelsus Medical University, Nuremberg, Germany.
2012-2013: Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (visiting doctor).
2008-2013: Residency in cardiac surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy.
2001-2007: Medical Degree, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy.


Author of more than 80 scientific articles, 50 oral presentations, 35 posters, 1 book and 1 patent.

Member of:

  • Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery (SICCH);
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC);
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS);
  • German Society for Cardiac Surgery (DGTHG).

Awards & Acknowledgment:

  • 2022: Winner of the Techno College Innovation Award (36th EACTS, Milan);
  • 2018: Winner of the "Dr. Hans und Elisabeth Birkner Stiftung" Preis (Nuremberg).

Additional Educational Information

2024: Zertifikat der DGTHG "Katheterbasierte Therapie von Herzklappen (TAVI)".
2021: Associate Professur in Herzchirurgie, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg.
2021: Universitätszertifikat (Stufe I) in Health Sciences & Leadership, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg.
2019: Habilitation (venia docendi), Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg.
2015-2019: Ph.D. in Angio-Cardio-Thoracic Pathophysiology and Imaging, University of Rome "Sapienza".
2016: Promotion, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg "Friedrich-Alexander".

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mechanical support and transplantation
  • Education
  • Medical technology