Bruno Reichart, Germany

Walter Brendel Institut
Munich University

Bruno Reichart is a retired German cardiothoracic surgeon who performed Germany's first successful heart transplant in 1981 and its first combined heart–lung transplant in 1983.
In 1984, he succeeded Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and was appointed president of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) from 1988 to 1990. He returned to Munich in 1990 as director of the Cardiac Surgery Clinic at the Klinikum Großhadern of the University of Munich (LMU).
He has also been active in experimental research in xenotransplantation and from 2011 became a spokesman for funded research into the transplantation of pig tissue and organs into primates, with a team involving veterinarians, virologists, clinicians, lawyers and ethicists.

Lectures by Bruno Reichart

When Session Talk Title Room
17:45 - 18:30
Session — Opening Ceremony Program Chair, IXA 2019 Grosse Aula Room (E.181)
10:30 - 12:00
Session — Replacement of Heart Function Honorary Member Lecture on: Life-supporting cardiac xenotransplantation Audimax Auditorium (A.030)
12:00 - 13:00
Session — Summary and Outlook - Audimax Auditorium (A.030)

Sessions chaired by Bruno Reichart

When Session Role Room
16:45 - 17:45
Rapid-Fire Abstract Session — Preclinical Xenotransplantation - Techniques and Tools Chairs Audimax Auditorium (A.030)


Committee Role Section
Congress Board Congress Co-Chair
Scientific Program Committee Chair
Local Organizing Committee Member

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