Arjang Ruhparwar, MD, PhD

Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

Professor Arjang Ruhparwar, MD, PhD, is a staff surgeon and head of the Section for Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at the the Department of Cardiac Surgery in Heidelberg,Germany. His particular clinical interest is focused on regenerative medicine and heart failure including stem cell and gene therapy as well as mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.

He received his medical and doctoral degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. He completed his clinical training at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany and obtained his PhD degree at the same institution. He served as staff surgeon and head of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care unit at Hannover Medical School from 2001 until 2006. He also completed a research fellowship at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Disease at Indiana University in Indianapolis/IN from 1997-1999, focusing on stem cell technology.

Dr. Ruhparwar has been honored for his basic and clinical research, which has focused on the development of biological cardiac pacemakers and myocardial tissue engineering as well as new approaches in mechanical circulatory support.

He has published numerous original and review articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as "Heart", "The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery", "Tissue Engineering" and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Ruhparwar has contributed to several chapters in medical textbooks related to his specialty interests. He has been invited to present his clinical experience and research at medical symposia and conferences in the US and Europe.

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2012 – Nov 2014