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Paulus Schurr

Paulus Gabriel Schurr, Senior Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Heart Center of Evangelisches Klinikum Niederrhein
Gerrickstrasse 21
Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen  47137
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic

Other Interests

Adult valve and coronary artery bypass surgery, totally arterial revascularisation, offpump coronary artery bypass, transcatheter valve program (TAVI, mitral), adult cardiac and aortic emergencies, aortic surgery, aortic root surgery, DAVID procedure, valve reconstruction, circulatory support, endocarditis, adult congenital heart disease

Complex aortic arch repair, frozen elefant trunk procedures


Valve repair, Valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Aortic root surgery, Bentall procedure, mitral valve repair, neochord loops, total arterial revascularization, patient risk analysis, minimally invasive heart surgery

Additional Educational Information

S​tudied at and graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Innsbruck, Austria


Doctor Thesis:

"Dr. med. univ.” at the "Institut für Biochemische Pharmakologie der Universität Innsbruck" 

Subject: ‘Characterization of Segment IIIS6 of the alpha1-subunit of the Cav3.1-Calcium-Channel’

Publication: Marksteiner R, Schurr P, Berjukow S, Margreiter E, Perez-Reyes E, Hering S. Inactivation determinants in segment IIIS6 of Ca(v)3.1. J Physiol (London) 2001.


Training in General, General Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (2001-2013) at the following Institutions:

Department of General, Thoracic and Visceral Surgery at the University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany, Head: Professor Dr. med. J.R. Izbicki

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital of Düsseldorf, Germany, Heads: Professor Dr. med. E. Gams and Professor Dr. med. A. Lichtenberg


Board Certified in General, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery


Previous position (2013-2016): Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Saarland, Head: Professor Dr. med. H.J. Schäfers

Present position (2016- ): Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Heart Center Duisburg, Germany, Head: Professor Dr. med. J. Börgermann

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care
  • Thoracic
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Mediastinum
  • Pleura
  • Congenital
  • Aorta
  • Critical Care