Prof. Dr. med. Martin Grapow


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Telephone switchboard at the Hirslanden Heart Center in Zurich

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Grapow

Personal statement / motivation
"We have only this one life".


Minimally invasive and fully endoscopic mitral and tricuspid valve reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery of the aortic valve

All-arterial coronary surgery with endoscopic harvesting of the arm arteries

Aortic surgery (root replacement, root reconstruction, aortic arch surgery)

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery procedures

Surgical treatment of heart rhythm disorders, ablations

Pacemaker and ICD Implantation

Surgical treatment of heart failure, devices, destination therapy

Complex procedures, re-operations, endocarditis, combined procedures


European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG)

Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery (SSCC)

Zurich Society of Cardiology (ZGK)


Skiclub Arlberg, St. Anton a.A. (SCA)

Casino Tennis Club Basel (CTC)

Amis de la Fondation Beyeler


German, English, Spanish


2023 - today

Member of the Executive Board

2019 – today

2019 - until now

HerzZentrum Hirslanden Zürich Practice opening 01.10.2019


Full Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Basel

2013 – 2016

Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen / Nuremberg

2013 - 2019

Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Basel


Habilitation for cardiac surgery "Physiology and pharmacology of arterial Bypassgrafts

2006 – 2010

Various scholarships in Herzsurgery Bern / Greenville, NC, USA / Barcelona, Spain / San Francisco, CA, USA

2007 - 2012

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

1996 – 2004

Assisted in obtaining the title of "Specialist in Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery".

1994 – 1999

D. thesis: Nuclear Medicine, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität Bonn
"Effects of diagnostic application of monoclonal antibodies on survival of melanoma patients".

1992 – 1993

Erasmus scholarship at the University of Valencia, Spain

1988 – 1996

Studies in human medicine
Ruhr University in Bochum and Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Bonn

University missions

Member of the faculty assembly of the University of Basel, awarding of master theses, theses, supervision of sub-assistants

Member of the editorial board

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicina, Journal of Thoracic Disease


Annals of Thoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interactive Chirurgie cardiovasculaire et thoracique, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Frontiers in CV-Medicine, PlosOne


TAVI (transfemoraler und alternativer Zugang)
Transkatheter-Mitralklappenreparatur (Edge-to-Edge, Anuloplastie, andere Ansätze)
Transkatheter-Mitralklappenersatz (Transapikal und Transeptal)
Transkatheter-Eingriff an der Trikuspidalklappe (Reparatur und Ersatz),
Verschluss paravalvulärer Lecks.

Nicht-valvuläre strukturelle Eingriffe
PFO-Verschluss, ASD-Verschluss, VSD-Verschluss

Reparatur und Ersatz von Mitral-, Aorten-, Trikuspidal- und Pumonarklappen

Experte für interventionelle und multimodale Bildgebung

Präklinische Entwicklung von Klappentherapien

Simulationen und Training

Vicky Burguillos


Vicky Burguillos


Physician assistent / CSurgical-technical assistant

Ab 2022 Study nurse


Experience / Education

since 2022

CAS Clinical research coordinator

Bern University of Applied Sciences

since 2017

Physician assistant / Surgical-technical assistant at the HerzZentrum

Endoscopical Vena Harvesting (EVH), Endoscopical Radialis Havesting, Vein and Radialis Retrieval (Open Surgery) for Bypass Surgery

Assist in all cardiac surgeries


Specialization Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery VU Amstelacademie University of Amsterdam

2012 – 2015

Bachelor of health Surgical Technology
University of Amsterdam (AMC)

2003 – 2007

Bachelor of health nutrition and dietetics
University of Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN)

Personal statement / motivation

There is nothing more beautiful than a beating heart

German, English, Dutch



Monika Fässler


Medizinische PraxisASSISTANTE



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