Hans-Joachim Schäfers M. D.

Hans-Joachim Schäfers M. D.
Born in Germany, 1957
Nationality: German
Languages: English, Spanish, German

Cardiovascular Surgery,Thoracic Surgery


Medical Doctor

Clinical focus

Aortic Valve repairing
Mitral Valve repairing
Aortic Root and Thoracic Aorta Surgery
Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism Hypertension

Medical School

Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Duisburg, Essen, 1982

Initial training

Medical Specialty Training, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of Essen, Germany, 1983


Aortic Valve Repair Expert
Xanit International Hospital

  • Aicher D, Bewarder M, Kindermann M, Abdul-Khalique H, Schäfers HJ. Aortic valve function after bicuspidization of the unicuspid aortic valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May;95(5):1545-50.
  • Aicher D, Schneider U, Schmied W, Kunihara T, Tochii M, Schäfers HJ. Early results with annular support in reconstruction of the bicuspid aortic valve. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013 Mar;145(3 Suppl):S30-4.
  • Langer F, Borger MA, Czesla M, Shannon FL, Sakwa M, Doll N, et al. Dynamic annuloplasty for mitral regurgitation. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013 Feb;145(2):425-9.
  • Henn D, Bandner-Risch D, Perttunen H, Schmied W, Porras C, Ceballos F, et al. Identification of Reference Genes for Quantitative RT-PCR in Ascending Aortic Aneurysms. PLoS ONE 8(1): 2013 e54132.
  • Vahanian A, Alfieri O, Andreotti F, Antunes MJ, Baron-Esquivias G, Baumgartner H, et al. Guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease (version 2012). Joint Task Force on the Management of Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). Eur Heart J. 2012 Oct;33 (19):2451-96.

Medical Specialty Training, Surgical Centre, Hannover Medical School, Germany, 1984-1989


General Surgery

Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada, 1987-1989


Thoracic Surgery Dpt

Head of Department, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg/Saar, Germany, 1996-


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Surgery Professor , Saarland University Hospital , Homburg/Saar, Germany, 1996-

Visiting Professor and Surgeon , Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2004-

Visiting Professor, University of Málaga, Málaga, 2011-

Main Memberships
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surergy
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Schäfers CV
  • Specialities
  • Conditions
  • Procedures
  • Medical teams
  • Medical centres


Medical centres


Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena