Prof. Dr. Med. Rudolf A. Hatz,Head of Thoracic Surgery Department, Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University

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Work Experience:

• Training officer and consultant of the Bavarian Chamber of Physicians for thoracic surgery for the State of Bavaria, 2007

• Head of the Thoracic Surgery Centre Munich Clinic of the University of Munich /Lungenfachkliniken Gauting, 2006

• Senior Physician of the Surgical Clinic and Polyclinic at the Großhadern Clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany, 2004

• Head of the thoracic surgery department with BLÄK authority for further training in thoracic surgery, 2003



• Member of the American Society of Surgery as "Fellow of the American College of Surgeons" (FACS)

• German Society of Thoracic Surgeons (DGT)

• International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

• Head of the Munich Lung Transplant Group

• German Society for Surgery


Scientific Awards and Prizes:

• Georg Heberer Award and Walter Schulz Prize 2007

• Rudolf-Schindler Prize of the Gesellschaft für Endoskopie und bildgebende Verfahren, e.V., Munich, Germany, 2002

• Video Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery of the German Society for Surgery, Munich, 2001

• 1998 Prize of the European Study Group on Immunology and Pathogenesis in MucosalInfections, Helsingör, Denmark, 1998


Partial Publications:

• [Expert Recommendation for the Implementation of Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy (HITOC) in Germany].

• Pleurectomy / Decortication and Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemoperfusion Using Cisplatin and Doxorubicin for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

• Comprehensive Clinical Profiling of The Gauting Locoregional Lungadenocarcinoma Donors.

• Combined Diffusing Capacity for Nitric Oxide and Carbon Monoxide as Predictor of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Following Lung Transplantation. 

• Perioperative course and quality of life in a prospective randomized multicenter phase III trial, comparing standard lobectomy versus anatomical segmentectomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer up to 2 cm, stage IA (7th edition of TNM staging system).

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