Prof Volkmar Falk

Prof Volkmar Falk

German Heart Institute Berlin

Professor Volkmar Falk, MD, is the Medical Director and Director of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the German Heart Institute Berlin and Charité. He is an expert in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery, which he has helped to co-develop. As an author and co-author, he has been involved in more than 450 scientific publications and is co-editor of the European Heart Journal.  Professor Falk has further been involved in several national and European guidelines, which have significantly impacted the standards of care for coronary revascularization, treatment of valve disease and cardiac failure. His current research interests include image-guided therapy to optimize catheter-based valve interventions and the development of new artificial heart systems.