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Thierry Carrel

Thierry Carrel, M.D., Professor of Surgery

University Hospital Zürich
Departement of Cardiac Surgery
Zürich  8091
+42 (44) 2552111
+41 43 253 27 09 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Medical School Freiburg and Berne, CH (MD 1984)
General Surgery Residency Basle and Berne CH (1984-1988)
Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Zürich (1989-1995)
Fellowship in Congenital Surgery in Le Plessis Robinson, Paris, France, 1994
Fellowship in Aortic Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany, 1994
Fellowship in Congenital Surgery, Children Hospital Helsinki, Finland 1995
Fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery and Hospital Management, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA 1999
Swiss Board of General Surgery 1990
Swiss Board of Cardiovascular Surgery 1993
Swiss Board of Vascular Surgery 2003
Professor of Surgery 1997
Chairman, Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Bern. Switzerland, 1999-2020

Senior Consultant (from 2021)
Departement of Cardiac Surgery
University Hospital Zürich

Other Interests

Thierry Carrel is author of more than 750 peer-reviewed publications, and member of the Editorial Board / Associate Editor of several international journals (EJCTS, JTCVS) Special clinical interests are surgery on the thoracic aorta, congenital surgery as well as surgical heart failure strategies.
Since 2000, he has been visiting the Heart Institute in Perm in the Ural region (Russia) and helped to promote congenital surgery.
In 2013 he received the Da Vinci award of the EACTS as best teacher of Europe.
In 2015, he was awarded as Honorary Doctor of the University of Freiburg, Switzerland.
Between 2018 and 2021, Member of the Board of Directors, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)