Prof. Dr. med. Jürg Grünenfelder

Specialist in
Cardiac and thoracic Vascular Surgery
Languages
German, English, Italian, French

Core competencies

Core competencies

General Cardiac and Thoracic vascular surgery

Minimal invasive cardiac surgery

  • Minimal invasive aortic valve replacement
  • Robotically assisted (minimally invasive) mitral valve repair/replacement
  • Minimal invasive tricuspidal repair/replacement
  • Bypass surgery (MIDCAB)
  • Minimal invasive atrial septal defect (ASD defect) closure
  • Thoracoscopic cardiac rhythm disorders/atrial fibrillation ablation             
    (Maze operation)
  • Thoracoscopic resection/clipping of the left atrial appendage

Catheter-based valve implantation (TAVIMitraclip)

 

Professional career

2008 - 2013
Consultant physician in Cardio-vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Weder, Prof. Falk)
2002 - 2008
Attending physician in Cardio-vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Turina, Prof. Genoni)
2001 - 2002
Staff member since 2002 in Cardio-vascular Surgery at the University Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland, Chairman being Prof. Marko Turina, MD, Prof. Michele Genoni and Prof. Volkmar Falk
1999 - 2000
Research Fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, USA, Chairman being Bruce Reitz, MD
1997 - 1999
Completion of Residency in Cardio-vascular Surgery at the University Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland, Chairman being Prof. Marko Turina, MD
1996 - 1997
Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, USA, under the direction of Mortimer Buckley, MD
1995 - 1996
Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac pathology (Cardiac Registry) at Children's Hospital, Harvard University Boston, USA, under the direction of Richard Van Praagh, MD
1994 - 1995
Cardio-vascular Surgery at University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland, (Prof. Marko Turina)
1993 - 1993
Residency in General Surgery, Hospital Pflegerinnenschule in Zürich (Dr. Emil Dolder)

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

2011
Full Professorship for Cardiovascular Surgery at University of Zurich
2004
Board certification in Cardiovascular Surgery (FMH), Switzerland
2004
Assistant Professor for Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Zurich (venia legendi)
1993
Certificate of Education commission of foreign medical graduates in basic and clinical science
1986 - 1992
Medical School at University of Zürich, Switzerland

Memberships and partnerships

Member of the organization of Swiss medical residents and attending physicians (VSAO)
Member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS)
European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Partner at h-care

Publications & videos

Events & lectures