Education and Training
MD - University of Tripoli Medical School, Tripoli, Libya
Cardiac Surgery - Friedrich Schiller University Jena School of Medicine
Congenital Cardiac Surgery - Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Clinical Adult Cardiac Surgery - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - Heart and Diabetes Center, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Titles and Academic Titles
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow
Departments and Services
Essa Y, Zeynalov N, Sandhaus T, Hofmann M, Lehmann T, Doenst T. Low Fibrinogen Is Associated with Increased Bleeding-Related Re-exploration after Cardiac Surgery. 2017, May; 5: 356 - 362(10.1055/s-0037-16032). Cited in PubMed; PMID: 28511245.
Torsten Doenst,Yasin Essa, Khalil Jacoub, Alexandros Moschovas, David Gonzalez-LopezHristo Kirov, Mahmoud Diab, Steffen Bargenda, Gloria Faerber. Cardiac surgery 2016 reviewed. Clinical Research in Cardiology. November 2017, Volume 106, Issue 11, pp 851–867.
Yasin Essa, Paulo Amorim, Gloria Färber, Heike Hoyer, Michael Hofmann and Torsten Doenst. (2016, February22). Cardiac surgery and Phenprocoumon therapy— Is preoperative normalization of the international normalized ratio necessary? http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2055552015625144.
Patient Experience Ratings
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