Welcome to Professor Martin Misfeld
Co-Director of Research, Cardiothoracic Department, RPAH
We warmly welcome Prof Martin Misfeld. Martin is a Clinical Professor and Visiting Medical Officer in Cardiothoracic Surgery at RPAH. He is also the Co-Director of Research in the Cardiothoracic Department and a Senior Cardiothoracic Academic Advisor and International Proctor within RPA’s Institute of Academic Surgery. In addition, Martin has an Honorary Professorship at the University of Sydney.
Martin was born in Hamburg Germany, where he also went to medical school. He trained to be a Cardiothoracic surgeon in Luebeck near the Baltic Sea, in London and in Sydney. In 2009, he moved to Leipzig, in the former East Germany. The Leipzig Heart Centre is one of Europe`s biggest cardiac centres with more than 3,700 heart operations performed each year. Martin is a Professor and Senior Consultant and the clinical lead of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at the Leipzig Heart Centre which is one of the pioneering centres for MIS. It became clear, that following a close relationship with the surgeons at RPAH, an international collaboration with a focus on MIS would be advantageous to further develop this surgical technique. As a result, Martin commenced part-time work at RPAH in 2019 and now divides his time between Leipzig and Sydney. The close collaboration between the Leipzig Heart Centre and RPAH is based on clinical work, offering the whole spectrum of MIS, the education and training of junior surgeons as well as the undertaking of clinical and basic research within an international network.
It is the strong belief of the Cardiothoracic Department that minimally invasive surgery and heart team decisions, where specialists from different clinical disciplines decide patient best treatment, will be the future and will be for the benefit of patients. Our collaboration enables us to teach, develop and evaluate these modern techniques as an international team who are at the frontline of cardiothoracic surgery.