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Mr Andre Simon
M.D., PhD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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General Medical Council: 7066991


english, german


Mr André Simon trained at:

  • Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
  • Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Hannover Medical School, Germany.

Once qualified in cardiac and thoracic surgery, Mr Simon continued his training, completing his doctorate (Christian Albrechts University), and a Higher Doctorate of Medicine (Hannover Medical School).

At Hannover Medical School, he worked as an attending cardiac surgeon (2003-2010). He was also director of the Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program (2007-2010). He was pivotal in the clinical development of minimally invasive lung transplantation there.

Between 2009 to 2010, he was director at the European Academy for Organ Transplantation (EUCAT). This is part of the Integrated Treatment Centre, based at Hannover Medical School. The centre, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, was founded in 2009.

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Special Interests

  • Complex cardiac surgery
  • Total arterial revascularisation
  • Bypass grafting, valve replacement and reconstruction
  • Critical care
  • Heart and heart-lung transplantation
  • Minimally invasive lung transplantation
  • Ventricular assist devices (artificial hearts)
  • Cancer of the heart
  • Ex vivo lung perfusion for cancer patients
  • Extra corporeal life support


MD Christian Albrechts University, Germany 

PhD Hannover Medical School, Germany