»Surgically treating cancers in the lungs plays a central role in my field of thoracic surgery. My particular clinical expertise is in both minimally invasive and robotic operations that are especially gentle for patients, as well as in complex procedures for advanced-stage tumours in the lungs and the entire chest area.
In my research I focus on disorders of the thymus gland, and the search for factors which determine the prognosis of cancer, among other aspects. I am planning an interdisciplinary form of teaching, together with my colleagues at the Lung Cancer Center, which will familiarise students early on with the importance of multi-modal treatment concepts, i.e. a combination of various procedures. In addition to this, lectures with the new, minimally invasive operation simulation trainer should be established.«