Prof. Jerry Braun
Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands
Jerry Braun, MD, PhD (1971) is a Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands, where he is also the acting department head. He is the current president of the Dutch Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. He did his residency at Leiden University where he was trained by Professor Robert Dion.
His scientific work is mainly focused on treatment and outcomes of functional mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation and heart failure. In 2012 he acquired his PhD degree with his thesis “Surgical Treatment of Functional Mitral Regurgitation”. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and is an active reviewer for several cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery journals. He has presented his work at EACTS, STS and AATS meetings, including several invited lectures at the annual meetings of EACTS and the Heart Valve Society. He is also a lecturer at the EACTS Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery Part III course in Windsor.
His surgical expertise concentrates on mitral and tricuspid valve surgery, surgical treatment of heart failure (including LV reconstruction and VAD surgery), aortic root surgery, endocarditis, arrhythmia surgery and pulmonary (oncologic) surgery.