Markus Krane, MD

Division of Experimental Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Dr. Markus Krane, MD works in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Lange) at the German Heart Center Munich, Germany. He graduated from the Ludwig Maximillians University School of Medicine in Munich, Germany in 2004. For his medical thesis he worked on cardiopulmonary bypass flow conditions using a pig model in the Department of Experimental Surgery at the German Heart Center Munich. After graduating from medical school he has started his cardiac surgery fellowship training in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the German Heart Center Munich in 2005.

Besides his clinical research activity in adult cardiac surgery his basic research focus is on cardiac regeneration and cardiac development. Being interested in embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell biology in the context of cardiac differentiation/development he spent a research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Center (Wu-Lab), Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA in 2009 and 2010. Since 2011, he became the head of the Department of Experimental Surgery within the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the German Heart Center Munich. In 2011 he received the “Dr. Rusche Forschungsprojekt” award from the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

His research activity includes: cardiac surgery (elderly patients, quality of life, transcatheter aortic valve implantation), automation (cardiopulmonary bypass, electromechanical reanimation) cardiac development and regeneration (ES and iPS transgenic models, direct reprogramming, etc).