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Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Pfannschmidt

Chief physician at the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Lung Clinic Heckeshorn

Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Pfannschmidt
HELIOS Klinikum Emil von Behring

CV

  • 1989-1992: Assistant doctor at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Cologne
  • 1992-1995: Assistant doctor at the ZKH Reinkenheide / Bremerhaven
  • 1995-1999: Senior doctor at the Department of Visceral, Thorax and Vascular Surgery at the ZKH Reinkenheide / Bremerhaven
  • 1999-2017: Assistant doctor and then, from 2000, senior doctor at the Thoraxklinik’s Department of Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital
  • 2013: Chief physician at the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Lung Clinic Heckeshorn / HELIOS Hospital Emil von Behring

Focus

Modern minimally invasive procedures (VATS, laser) Lung tumours and metastases
Pulmonary and pleural tuberculosis diseases Chest wall tumours, recurrent and radiation damage following thoracic tumours, including dermal and muscle flap surgery
Mediastinal tumours (germ cell tumours, dermoid tumours, thymomas, cysts, goitres) including vascular graft surgery Suppuration in the thoracic cavity (empyema), mediastinum (mediastinitis), lung or sternum, and costochondritis
Funnel chest treatment using the Nuss technique
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