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Professor Olaf Wendler, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Specialist Details
Full name

Prof. Olaf Wendler




Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Cardiothoracic surgery

Site specialisation
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

Heart valve repair, aortic root repair, thoracic aortic surgery, mitral valve surgery, transcatheter heart valve treatment, coronary bypass surgery including complete arterial revascularisation, complex cardiac surgery and repeat cardiac surgery.

Background Information

After graduation, Prof Wendler worked as staff surgeon at the Heart Centre Leipzig/Germany and as Deputy Lead of the Cardiothoracic Department of the University Hospital Saarland/Germany. In 2004 he has been appointed as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Clinical Director at King's College Hospital and in 2012 he was promoted Chair of Cardiac Surgery at King's College London. Prof Wendler has a particular surgical/academic interest in techniques, which reduce the invasiveness of heart surgery. In this context his current focus is on transcatheter aortic and mitral valve therapies where he has an international reputation.

Languages spoken

English, German

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Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 3299 4341

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Britain and Ireland, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Society for Cardiology.

NHS hospitals

King's College


Professor of Cardiac Surgery at King's College London

Research interests

Complete arterial coronary bypass surgery, transcatheter heart valve treatment, aortic root repair, mitral valve repair and thoracic aortic surgery.

Key published papers

O Wendler, B Hennen, T Markwirth, J Konig, D Tscholl, Q Huang, E Shahangi, HJ Schafers. T grafts with the right internal thoracic artery to left internal thoracic artery versus left internal thoracic artery and radial artery: Flow dynamics in the internal thoracic artery mainstem. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1999; 118:841-888. HJ Schafers, F Langer, D Aicher, T Graeter, O Wendler. Remodeling of the aortic root and reconstruction of the bicuspid aortic valve. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 70:542-546. T Kunihara, T Gruen, D Aicher, F Langer, O Adam, O Wendler, Y Saijo, HJ Schaefers. Hypothermic circulatory arrest is not a risk factor for neurologic morbidity in aortic surgery: A propensity score. J Thorac Cardivasc Surg 2005; 130:712-718. M Thomas, G Schymik, T Walther, D Himbert, T Lefevre, H Treede, H Eggebrecht, P Rubino, I Michev,R Lange, O Wendler. 30 day results of The SOURCE Registry: A European Registry of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation using the Edwards Sapien Valve. Circulation 2010;122:62-69. Walther T, Thielmann M, Kempfert J, Schroefel H, Wimmer-Greinecker G, Treede H, Wahlers T, Wendler O. One-year multicentre outcomes of transapical aortic valve implantation using the Sapien XT valve: PREVAIL transapical study. Eur J Cardio-Thorac Surg 2013;43:986-992.


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