Professor Ulrich Von Oppell
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
MB BCh, FCS, FETCS, PhD
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ulrich Von Oppell at Spire include:
MB BCh / University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery
FCS (RSA) - Cardiothoracic / College of Medicine of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa / 1986
Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa in Cardiothoracic Surgery
PhD - Cardiothoracic / University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa / 1992
Doctor of Philosophy in Cardiothoracic Surgery
FETCS / European Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons, The Netherlands / 2001
Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 2011.
Appointed to the Task Force to update the European Guidelines for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease (2010 – 2012) by the European Society of Cardiology & European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Member of the Editorial Board of the Cardiovascular Journal of Southern Africa
I have maintained my academic research interests, and have published 22 book chapters and more than 80 original manuscripts in professional journals on multiple aspects of heart surgery.
I am an editorial reviewer for the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interactive Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, European Heart Journal, Cardiovascular Journal of Southern Africa, and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health board.
Honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cardiff.
I live on a small holding with my wife and two children, who keep me very busy outside work. I enjoy the rural life and growing home produce.