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 Forschungsbericht für das Jahr 2017

Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen

Klinik für Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie

Hugstetter Strasse 55
79106 Freiburg
Tel: +49 761 270 28180 Fax: +49 761 270 25500

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter

  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Ärztlicher Direktor
  • Dr. Johannes Kroll
  • Dr. Joachim Schöllhorn
  • PD Dr. Matthias Siepe
  • Dr. Stefan Sorg
  • PD Dr. Michael Südkamp
  • Dr. Georg Trummer
Einträge in der Rubrik "Who is Who"

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen

Originalarbeiten in wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften:
  • Aboyans V, Bjorck M, Brodmann M, Collet JP, Czerny M, De Carlo M, Naylor AR, Roffi M, Tendera M, Vlachopoulos C, Ricco JB: Questions and answers on diagnosis and management of patients with Peripheral Arterial Diseases: a companion document of the 2017 ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases, in collaboration with the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS): Endorsed by: the European Stroke Organisation (ESO)The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS). Eur Heart J, 2017; 0: 1-7. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx499 (in Druck)
  • Aboyans V, Ricco JB, Bartelink MEL, Bjorck M, Brodmann M, Cohnert T, Collet JP, Czerny M, De Carlo M, Debus S, Espinola-Klein C, Kahan T, Kownator S, Mazzolai L, Naylor AR, Roffi M, Rother J, Sprynger M, Tendera M, Tepe G, Venermo M, Vlachopoulos C, Desormais I: 2017 ESC Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases, in collaboration with the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS): Document covering atherosclerotic disease of extracranial carotid and vertebral, mesenteric, renal, upper and lower extremity arteriesEndorsed by: the European Stroke Organization (ESO)The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS). Eur Heart J, 2017; 0: 1-60. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx095 (in Druck)
  • Barili F, Freemantle N, Folliguet T, Muneretto C, De Bonis M, Czerny M, Obadia JF, Al-Attar N, Bonaros N, Kluin J, Lorusso R, Punjabi P, Sadaba R, Suwalski P, Benedetto U, Boning A, Falk V, Sousa-Uva M, Kappetein PA, Menicanti L: The flaws in the detail of an observational study on transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risks patients. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 51 (6): 1031-1035. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx058
  • Berezowski M, Morlock J, Beyersdorf F, Jasinski M, Plonek T, Siepe M, Czerny M, Rylski B: Inaccurate aortic stent graft deployment in the distal landing zone: incidence, reasons and consequences. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017: 1-7. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx379 (in Druck)
  • Boer C, Meesters MI, Milojevic M, Benedetto U, Bolliger D, von Heymann C, Jeppsson A, Koster A, Osnabrugge RL, Ranucci M, Ravn HB, Vonk ABA, Wahba A, Pagano D, Wyler von Ballmoos MWV, Petricevic M, Kappetein AP, Sousa-Uva M, Trummer G, Rosseel PM, Sander M, Colson P, Bauer A: 2017 EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery. J Cardiothor Vasc An, 2017. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2017.06.026 (in Druck)
  • Bothe W, Diab M, Ostermann R, Schwarzer M, Woelfel L, Bischoff S, Schubert H, Doenst T: Surgical access via right thoracotomy facilitates tricuspid valve surgery in sheep. J Vet Sci, 2017; 18 (1): 67-71. : http://dx.doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2017.18.1.67
  • Capilli F, Weinbeck M, Czerny M, Siepe M, Krauss T: A Rare Case of Diffuse Hemangiomatosis of the Spleen with Splenic Rupture following Aortic Valve Replacement. case reports in radiology, 2017; 2017: 9164749-9164749. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/9164749
  • Claes S, Berchtold-Herz M, Zhou Q, Trummer G, Bock M, Zirlik A, Beyersdorf F, Bode C, Grundmann S: Towards a cardiac allocation score: a retrospective calculation for 73 patients from a German transplant center. J Cardiothorac Surg, 2017; 12 (1) (online): 14-14. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-017-0575-7
  • Czerny M, Rylski B, Kari FA, Kreibich M, Morlock J, Scheumann J, Kondov S, Sudkamp M, Siepe M, Beyersdorf F: Technical details making aortic arch replacement a safe procedure using the Thoraflex Hybrid prosthesis. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 51 Suppl. 1: 15-19. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezw303
  • Fleck TP, Dangel G, Bachle F, Benk C, Grohmann J, Kroll J, Siepe M, Hohn R, Kirschner J, Beyersdorf F, Stiller B: Long-Term Follow-Up on Health-Related Quality of Life After Mechanical Circulatory Support in Children. Pediatr Crit Care Me, 2017; 18 (2): 176-182. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001019
  • Foerster K, Benk C, Beyersdorf F, Cristina Schmitz H, Wittmann K, Taunyane I, Heilmann C, Trummer G: Twenty minutes of normothermic cardiac arrest in a pig model: the role of short-term hypothermia for neurological outcome. Perfusion-uk, 2017: 267659117742478-267659117742478. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267659117742478 (in Druck)
  • Hartmann A, Heilmann C, Kaps J, Beyersdorf F, Zeh W, Albert W, Wirsching M, Fritzsche K, Joos A: Body image after heart transplantation compared to mechanical aortic valve insertion. Int J Psychiat Clin, 2017; 21 (4): 277-282. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13651501.2017.1324034
  • Heilmann C, Trummer G, Beyersdorf F, Brehm K, Berchtold-Herz M, Schelling J, Geisen U *, Zieger B *: Acquired Von Willebrand syndrome in patients on long-term support with HeartMate II. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 51 (3): 587-590. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezw348
  • Heringlake M, Schon J, Pliet T, Haake N, Reinecke A, Habicher M, Sander M, Markewitz A, Reuter DA, Groesdonk HV, Trummer G, Pilarzyk K, von der Brelie M, Bein B, Schirmer U: Prevalence, Diagnosis, Perioperative Monitoring and Treatment of Right Ventricular Dysfunction and/or Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Cardiac Surgical Patients in Germany-A Postal Survey. Thorac Cardiov Surg, 2017; 65 (8): 593-600. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1572511
  • Jassar A, Kreibich M, Morlock J, Kondov S, Scheumann J, Kari FA, Rylski B, Siepe M, Jonaszik A, Keyl C, Humburger F, Beyersdorf F, Czerny M: Aortic Replacement After TEVAR-Diameter Correction With Modified Use of the Siena Prosthesis. Ann Thorac Surg, 2017. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.029 (in Druck)
  • Jung W, Sadeghzadeh G, Kohler J, Jackle S, Beyersdorf F, Siepe M: Successful retrieval of an active fixation leadless pacemaker in a 74-year-old woman 506 days post-implant. Europace, 2017; 19 (10): 1729-1729. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/euw196
  • Kari FA, Saravi B, Krause S, Puttfarcken L, Wittmann K, Forster K, Rylski B, Maier S, Gobel U, Siepe M, Czerny M, Beyersdorf F: Spinal ischaemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair with left subclavian artery sacrifice: is there a critical stent graft length? Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx285 (in Druck)
  • Kari FA, Wittmann K, Krause S, Saravi B, Puttfarcken L, Forster K, Rylski B, Maier S, Gobel U, Siepe M, Czerny M, Beyersdorf F: Spinal Ischemia in Thoracic Aortic Procedures: Impact of Radiculomedullary Artery Distribution. Ann Thorac Surg, 2017; 104 (6): 1953-1959. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.031
  • Kondov S, Kari FA, Czerny M, Siepe M: Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in a bicuspid aortic valve with papillary fibroelastoma. Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 25 (4): 671-673. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivx117
  • Kondov S, Rylski B, Kari FA, Wobser R, Leschka S, Siepe M, Beyersdorf F, Czerny M: Descendo-bifemoral bypass grafting and renal artery revascularization to treat complex obliterative arteriopathy. Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 24 (5): 655-658. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivw388
  • Krabatsch T, Netuka I, Schmitto JD, Zimpfer D, Garbade J, Rao V, Morshuis M, Beyersdorf F, Marasco S, Damme L, Pya Y: Heartmate 3 fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device for the treatment of advanced heart failure -1 year results from the Ce mark trial. J Cardiothorac Surg, 2017; 12 (1) (online): 23-23. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-017-0587-3
  • Kreibich M, Benk C, Leitner S, Beyersdorf F, Morlock J, Scherer C, Rylski B, Trummer G: Local and Lower Limb Complications during and after Femoral Cannulation for Extracorporeal Life Support. Thorac Cardiov Surg, 2017. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1608687 (in Druck)
  • Kreibich M, Berger T, Morlock J, Kondov S, Scheumann J, Kari FA, Rylski B, Siepe M, Beyersdorf F, Czerny M: The frozen elephant trunk technique for the treatment of acute complicated Type B aortic dissection. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx281 (in Druck)
  • Kreibich M, Czerny M, Benk C, Beyersdorf F, Rylski B, Trummer G: Thigh compartment syndrome during extracorporeal life support. J Vasc Surg-venous L, 2017; 5 (6): 859-863. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2017.07.005
  • Kreibich M, Siepe M, Grohmann J, Pache G, Beyersdorf F: Aneurysms of the azygos vein. J Vasc Surg-venous L, 2017; 5 (4): 576-586. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.12.012
  • Meffert P, Tscheuschler A, Beyersdorf F, Heilmann C, Kocher N, Uffelmann X, Discher P, Rylski B, Siepe M, Kari FA: Characterization of serum matrix metalloproteinase 2/9 levels in patients with ascending aortic aneurysms. Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 24 (1): 20-26. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivw309
  • Netuka I, Litzler PY, Berchtold-Herz M, Flecher E, Zimpfer D, Damme L, Sundareswaran KS, Farrar DJ, Schmitto JD: Outcomes in HeartMate II Patients With No Antiplatelet Therapy: 2-Year Results From the European TRACE Study. Ann Thorac Surg, 2017; 103 (4): 1262-1268. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.07.072
  • Pingpoh C, Diab N, Rylski B, Siepe M: Treatment solution: treatment of choice in a case of haemodynamic instability after endovascular repair of a complicated acute type-B aortic dissection. Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 24 (2): 314-314. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivw329
  • Plonek T, Zak M, Burzynska K, Rylski B, Gozdzik A, Kustrzycki W, Beyersdorf F, Jasinski M, Filipiak J: The combined impact of mechanical factors on the wall stress of the human ascending aorta - a finite elements study. Bmc Cardiovasc Disor, 2017; 17 (1) (online): 297-297. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-017-0733-9
  • Raffa GM, Beyersdorf F: How do I get my article published? Insight from an EACTS luncheon. J Cardiovasc Med, 2017; 18 (10): 843-843. : http://dx.doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000313
  • Rao MP, Al-Khatib SM, Pokorney SD, She L, Romanov A, Nicolau JC, Lee KL, Carson P, Selzman CH, Stepinska J, Cleland JG, Tungsubutra W, Desvigne-Nickens PM, Sueta CA, Siepe M, Lang I, Feldman AM, Yii M, Rouleau JL, Velazquez EJ: Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients With Ischemic Heart Failure Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Results From the STICH Randomized Clinical Trial (Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure). Circulation, 2017; 135 (12): 1136-1144. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.026075
  • Rausch MK, Zollner AM, Genet M, Baillargeon B, Bothe W, Kuhl E: A virtual sizing tool for mitral valve annuloplasty. Int J Numer Meth Bio, 2017; 33 (2) (online): e02788. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cnm.2788
  • Rylski B, Hahn N, Beyersdorf F, Kondov S, Wolkewitz M, Blanke P, Plonek T, Czerny M, Siepe M: Fate of the dissected aortic arch after ascending replacement in type A aortic dissectiondagger. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 51 (6): 1127-1134. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx062
  • Rylski B, Munoz C, Beyersdorf F, Siepe M, Reser D, Carrel T, Schoenhoff F, Schlensak C, Lescan M, Eckstein HH, Reutersberg B, Erbel R, Janosi RA, Czerny M: How does descending aorta geometry change when it dissects? Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx292 (in Druck)
  • Rylski B, Perez M, Beyersdorf F, Reser D, Kari FA, Siepe M, Czerny M: Acute non-A non-B aortic dissection: incidence, treatment and outcome. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 52 (6): 1111-1117. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx142
  • Rylski B, Schmid C, Beyersdorf F, Siepe M: A novel aortic clamp distributing equal pressure along the jaws. J Thorac Cardiov Sur, 2017; 154 (5): 1524-1525. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.04.078
  • Sarris GE, Balmer C, Bonou P, Comas JV, da Cruz E, Di Chiara L, Di Donato RM, Fragata J, Jokinen TE, Kirvassilis G, Lytrivi I, Milojevic M, Sharland G, Siepe M, Stein J, Buchel EV, Vouhe PR: Clinical guidelines for the management of patients with transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 27 (3): 530-569. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1047951117000014
  • Schoenhoff FS, Zanchin C, Czerny M, Makaloski V, Gahl B, Carrel T, Schmidli J: Aorta Related and All-cause Mortality in Patients with Aortic Intramural Haematoma. Eur J Vasc Endovasc, 2017; 54 (4): 447-453. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.07.001
  • Shahinian JH, Mayer B, Tholen S, Brehm K, Biniossek ML, Fullgraf H, Kiefer S, Heizmann U, Heilmann C, Ruter F, Grapow M, Reuthebuch OT, Eckstein F, Beyersdorf F, Schilling O, Siepe M: Proteomics highlights decrease of matricellular proteins in left ventricular assist device therapydagger. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 51 (6): 1063-1071. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx023
  • Trummer G, Supady A, Beyersdorf F, Scherer C, Wengenmayer T, Umhau M, Benk C: Controlled automated reperfusion of the whole body after 120 minutes of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: first clinical report. Scand J Trauma Resus, 2017; 25 (1) (online): 66-66. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13049-017-0412-y
  • Weimar C, Bilbilis K, Rekowski J, Holst T, Beyersdorf F, Breuer M, Dahm M, Diegeler A, Kowalski A, Martens S, Mohr FW, Ondrasek J, Reiter B, Roth P, Seipelt R, Siggelkow M, Steinhoff G, Moritz A, Wilhelmi M, Wimmer-Greinecker G, Diener HC, Jakob H, Ose C, Scherag A, Knipp SC: Safety of Simultaneous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Carotid Endarterectomy Versus Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Stroke, 2017; 48 (10): 2769-2775. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017570
  • Wengenmayer T, Stephan A, Grundmann S, Foll D, Beyersdorf F, Bode C, Geibel A: Altered Regional Myocardial Mechanics in Transplanted Hearts: Influence of Time and Transplantation. Thorac Cardiov Surg, 2017; 65 (5): 415-422. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1597591
Reviews/Übersichtsartikel in wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften:
  • Boening A, Karck M, Conzelmann LO, Easo J, Kruger T, Rylski B, Weigang E: German Registry for Acute Aortic Dissection Type A: Structure, Results, and Future Perspectives. Thorac Cardiov Surg, 2017; 65 (2): 77-84. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1572436
  • Thielmann M, Sharma V, Al-Attar N, Bulluck H, Bisleri G, Jh Bunge J, Czerny M, Ferdinandy P, Frey UH, Heusch G, Holfeld J, Kleinbongard P, Kunst G, Lang I, Lentini S, Madonna R, Meybohm P, Muneretto C, Obadia JF, Perrino C, Prunier F, Sluijter JPG, Van Laake LW, Sousa-Uva M, Hausenloy DJ: ESC Joint Working Groups on Cardiovascular Surgery and the Cellular Biology of the Heart Position Paper: Perioperative myocardial injury and infarction in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Eur Heart J, 2017; 38 (31): 2392-2407. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx383
  • Pingpoh C, Diab N, Rylski B, Siepe M: Serious cardiac compression after ruptured thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm and endovascular repair. Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 24 (2): 313-314. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivw301
Sonstige Publikationen:
  • Beyersdorf F: Erratum to: "New dimensions for extracorporeal circulation [Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg (2017) 24(4):479-481]". Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 25 (3) : 499-499. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivx258
  • Beyersdorf F: New dimensions for extracorporeal circulation. Interact Cardiov Th, 2017; 24 (4) : 479-481. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivx086
  • Beyersdorf F, Welz A: Friedrich Mohr: The 20th President of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery-A Tribute. Thorac Cardiov Surg, 2017; 65 Suppl. 3 : 145-146. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1600920
  • Czerny M: To find the least common denominator-or better-do not merely reduce to the max. J Thorac Cardiov Sur, 2017; 154 (4) : 1173-1174. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.05.060
  • Czerny M, Jander N: Indices and scores, or how to simplify complexity. J Thorac Cardiov Sur, 2017; 153 (6) : 1285-1286. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.033
  • Heinemann MK, Beyersdorf F: Reply by the Authors of the Original Article. Thorac Cardiov Surg, 2017; 65 (1) : 72-72. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1593545
  • Heinemann MK, Beyersdorf F: Reply to Stamm et al. Eur J Cardio-thorac, 2017; 51 (1) : 192-192. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezw382
  • Thourani VH, Borger MA, Holmes D, Maniar H, Pinto F, Miller C, Rodes-Cabau J, Mohr FW, Schrofel H, Moat NE, Beyersdorf F, Patterson GA, Weisel R: Transatlantic Editorial on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg, 2017; 104 (1) : 1-15. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.030
  • Writing Committee, Riambau V, Bockler D, Brunkwall J, Cao P, Chiesa R, Coppi G, Czerny M, Fraedrich G, Haulon S, Jacobs MJ, Lachat ML, Moll FL, Setacci C, Taylor PR, Thompson M, Trimarchi S, Verhagen HJ, Verhoeven EL, Esvs Guidelines Committee, Kolh P, de Borst GJ, Chakfe N, Debus ES, Hinchliffe RJ, Kakkos S, Koncar I, Lindholt JS, Vega de Ceniga M, Vermassen F, Verzini F, Document Reviewers, Kolh P, Black JH 3rd, Busund R, Bjorck M, Dake M, Dick F, Eggebrecht H, Evangelista A, Grabenwoger M, Milner R, Naylor AR, Ricco JB, Rousseau H, Schmidli J: Editor's Choice - Management of Descending Thoracic Aorta Diseases: Clinical Practice Guidelines of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS). Eur J Vasc Endovasc, 2017; 53 (1) : 4-52. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.06.005

Besondere wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten

Preise / Ehrungen:
  • Dr. Fabian Kari: Proctor Harvey-Preis 2016, 19.10.2016.
  • Dr. Georg Trummer: W. Proctor Harvey-Preis 2008, 24.10.2008.
  • Dr. Kerstin Brehm: Fakultätspreis für herausragende Lehrveranstaltungen 2015, 31.08.2015.
  • Dr. Maximilian Kreibich: UHZ-Nachwuchspreis 2016, 06.06.2016.
  • Fabian A. Kari: Nachwuchsförderpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie 2009, 18.02.2009.
  • PD Dr. Bartosz Rylski: EACTS Techno College Innovation Award 2015, 05.10.2015.
  • PD Dr. Bartosz Rylski: Edith von Kaulla-Forschungspreis 2016, 19.10.2016.
  • PD Dr. Matthias Siepe: Ernst-Derra-Preis 2012, 01.03.2012.
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Schlensak: Rudolf-Stich-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie 2008, (gemeinsam mit Dr. Alex Frydrychowicz, Freiburg), 20.02.2008.
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Schlensak: Franz-Köhler-Preis 2012, 01.03.2012.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Fritz-Acker-Preis 2011, 01.10.2011.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Dr. med. vet. Katharina Förster, Dr. med. Claudia Heilmann: Outstanding Paper Award, Transducers 2009, 26.06.2009.
  • Raphael Siepe: Alumni-Preis für Soziales Engagement 2016, ehrenamtliche Arbeit beim Förderverein des UHZ "Kinderherzen retten", 19.10.2016.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde (Dr. h.c.) der Nationalen Universität von Laos in Vientiane, März 2008, seit 01.03.2008.
Vorsitze und Sprechertätigkeiten:
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Wahl zum Vorsitzenden des Aufsichtsrates der ResuSciTec GmbH des Universitäsklinikums Freiburg, 2011, seit 01.05.2011.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Wahl zum Editor-in-Chief des „European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery” (EJCTS) und des “Interactive Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery” (ICVTS) (2011 – 2015), seit 01.03.2010.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Wahl in den Vorstand der Medizinisch-Wissenschaftlichen Redaktion des Deutschen Ärzteblattes (DÄB) in Köln, 2010, seit 01.09.2010.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Berufung in den Redaktionsvorstand des Deutschen Ärzteblattes, 2012, seit 01.10.2011.
Verbände und Fachgesellschaften:
  • Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Benk: Wahl zum Leiter des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiotechnik (DGfK) 2007, seit 01.06.2007.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Benk: Wahl zum Präsidenten der DGfK 2010, seit 01.07.2010.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Beyersdorf: Wahl zum Präsidenten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie (DGTHG) 2009-11, seit 01.03.2009.