One important area of responsibility of the division is university teaching by our highly qualified staff. Students learn the theory and practice of cardiac surgery as well as the latest scientific findings. Postgraduate training and professional development are also key concerns of the division.


Research-led teaching

In addition to knowledge transfer, students are taught how to treat patients with respect and provide comprehensive care. In patient care, research and above all education, the division is highly networked with local, regional, national and international preclinical institutes and divisions.

For years, the Division of Cardiac Surgery has closely cooperated with partner institutions in Austria, Germany, the USA, South Africa and Croatia (including on exchange programs).


Postgraduate training

The wide range of professional development opportunities at the Medical University of Graz is directed at a variety of occupational groups in the fields of medicine, science and research, nursing and health services. Most of the professional development courses can be completed while the participant is regularly employed and provide him/her with a valuable additional qualification.


Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Heinrich Mächler,  MA MSc
T: +43 316 385 12703