Professor Olaf Wendler

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

  • King's College Hospital, King's Health Partners, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS
  • www.ctsnet.org


Biography

Professor Wendler, Clinical Director of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at King’s College Hospital London, has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital since 2004. Between 2005 and 2012 he worked as acting Clinical Director and in June 2012 he was promoted Professor of Cardiac Surgery at King’s College London.

Prof Wendler has a particular surgical and academic interest in arterial coronary bypass surgery, heart valve and aortic root repair, minimally-invasive heart valve surgery, thoracic aortic surgery and repeat and complex cardiac operations. In 2007 Prof Wendler performed the first transapical transcatheter heart valve implantation in the UK, followed by the first implantation in a failing aortic prosthesis (2008) and failing mitral prosthesis (2011).

His special interests are in cardiac surgery, aortic and mitral valve repair, arterial bypass surgery, aortic root surgery, thoracic aortic surgery and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

A graduate from Hamburg Medical School, Prof Wendler worked as a staff surgeon at the Heart Center Leipzig (Germany) and as a Lead Staff Surgeon in the Cardiothoracic Department of the University Hospital Saarland (Germany). During this time he performed around 2,500 cardiac operations.

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Consulting address: London Bridge Hospital 27 - 29 Tooley Street London , SE1 2PR 

Consulting Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday - by appointment only

Secretary: Aine Walsh

Telephone: 020 3299 4341 Ext: 3750 Fax: 020 3299 3433

Email: aine.walsh@nhs.net

 

Education & Experience


Education

Title:
MD
Degree:
Medicine
Institution:
University Hamburg
Date:
1989
Country:
Germany


Experience

Title:
Staff Surgeon
Organisation:
University Hospital Homburg, Germany
Date:
1997 - 2004
Title:
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgery
Organisation:
King's College Hospital London, UK
Date:
since 2004
Title:
Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Services
Organisation:
King's College Hospital London, UK
Date:
2006 - 2012


Location

  • King's College Hospital, King's Health Partners, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS