Anton Sabashnikov, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Associate Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery, ECMO Program Co-Director, representative for the Sector of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Dr. Sabashnikov graduated from Medical State Academy Nizhny Novgorod, and University of Essen-Duisburg and received his medical degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, and at the Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. His PhD work performed at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Center for Molecular Medicine of Cologne University was graded as “summa cum laude” in 2011. In 2014, Dr. Sabashnikov introduced and developed the ECMO retrieval program at the University Hospital of Cologne and became a Co-Director of this division with membership of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). Furthermore, Dr. Sabashnikov has been in charge of the Sector of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne. In 2016 Dr. Sabashnikov became Associate Professor and senior lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery being responsible for student education and state examinations.

Being responsible for therapy of critically ill heart and lung failure patients with extracorporeal life support, Dr. Sabashnikov serves as the fellow of the interdisciplinary working group on shock of the German Interdisciplinary Society of Intensive and Emergency Medicine. His clinical expertise in the field of cardiothoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support became the main focus of his clinical and experimental research that resulted in over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 60 contributions to international conferences. Dr. Sabashnikov is also one of the founders and board members of the international scientific society Integrated Meta-analysis on Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology (IMCSC) group. He has reviewed over 170 papers for 28 journals.