Ardawan Julian Rastan

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Staff Cardiac Surgeon at the Department of Cardiac Surgery
University Heart Center Leipzig

Ardawan Julian Rastan is Staff Cardiac Surgeon at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Heart Center Leipzig. He has specialised in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery as a routine approach for patients with complex cardiac and extra-cardiac morbidity. He has authored and coauthored more than 100 scientific publications, including over 50 peer-reviewed original articles, with special focus on beating heart coronary bypass surgery, valvular diseases and stem cell research for ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Dr Rastan is a Fellow of the German Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG) and the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) and a member of the working group on extracorporeal circulation and mechanical assist systems of the DGTHG. He is a scientific reviewer for more than 10 clinical and experimental journals.

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