Director of Cardiac Surgery at the Leipzig Heart Center
Dr. Michael Borger completed his cardiac surgery training and a PhD at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2001. After completing a one-year fellowship, he took a position as Staff Cardiac Surgeon at the Toronto General Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Tirone David. In 2006, Dr. Borger returned to Germany as a Staff Surgeon at the Leipzig Heart Center. In 2014, Dr. Borger became the Director of Aortic Surgery and the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. In June, 2017 Dr. Borger returned to Leipzig as the Director of Cardiac Surgery at the Leipzig Heart Center, taking over the position of Dr. Fred Mohr.bDr. Borger’s clinical and research interests include aortic surgery, minimal invasive and percutaneous valve procedures, aortic and mitral valve repair surgery, and ischemic mitral regurgitation. He is an author on over 400 peer-reviewed publications and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, and AORTA.