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Healthbase - Prof. Uwe P. Klima - National University of Singapore Prof. Uwe P. Klima
M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
National University of Singapore


1982-1988Medical School, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Degree: M.D.
1988.1989 General Surgery Residency, Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria
1989-1996 General, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Residency
General Hospital, Linz, Austria and
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, USA and Medical School, Hannover Germany
1990 Diploma, Emergency Medicine General Hospital, University of Vienna, Linz
1998, 1999 Seminar in Leadership and Management Hannover Medical School
2000 Post-graduate Hannover Medical School Degree: Ph.D.

Military Service

1988Austrian Armed Forces


1996 Surgery, Austria
1997 Surgery, Germany
1999 Vascular Surgery, Austria and Germany
2001 Cardiac Surgery, Austria and Germany
2004 Thoracic Surgery, Austria and Germany
*Surgical licenses applicable throughout European Community countries and Singapore


1999 Program Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Hannover Medical School
2000 Associate Professor of Surgery Hannover Medical School
2000-2004 Co-Director, Department of Thoracic, Cardiovascular, and General Surgery Oststadt Clinic Hannover, Germany
2003 Professor of Surgery, Hannover Medical School
2003 Director Training Center: Ventrica Magnetic Anastomosis
2004-2006 Program Director, Coronary and Valve Surgery, Hannover Medical School
2006 Full Professor of Surgery Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery; National University of Singapore

Society Memberships/Fellowships

1988, 1989 Fellowships (2) in Laser Surgery, Inoperable Rectal Carcinoma
Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Laser Surgery
Vienna, Austria
1990 Austrian Society of Trauma Surgery
1994 Member, Austrian Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
1995, 1996 Research Fellowship, Max Kade Foundation
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
1998 Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Childrens Hospital,Boston, MA
1998 Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University,New York, NY
1999 Member, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
2000 Member, German Society, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
2000 Member, German Society, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2000 Member, Interdisciplinary Working Group on Shock
2001 Department Representative, DRG Committee, Oststadt Clinic, Hannover
2001 The New York Academy of Sciences
2002 Member - Physician Advisory board
2003 Member - The Council of Healthcare Advisors
2004 Expert for anastomotic devices: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
2004 Member Cardiac Advisory board Europe: Medtronic
2004 American Heart Association

Reviewer for:

  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  • Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
  • European Surgery
  • Chirurg
  • Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
  • European Heart Jounal


1996 Award for Outstanding Medical Achievement
City of Walding
Walding, Austria
1998 Professor Dr. Walter Pilgerstorfer Prize
Best Medical Publication of the Medical Society of Austria
- A New, Biventricular Working Heterotopic Heart Transplant Model: Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations
2006 Lillehei Investigator Award
European Association Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Interests

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • beating heart surgery
  • reconstructive valve surgery,
  • arrhythmia surgery
  • total arterial revascularisation
  • thoracic oncology
  • aneurysm

Research Interests

  • Automated anastomotis devices
  • Cardio protective solutions
  • Right heart failure
  • Valve repair
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