Vascular surgeon

University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Associate Professor Dr. Christian-Alexander Behrendt (MD) is senior consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon and clinical lecturer in vascular surgery. He is fellow member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and elected international member of the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS). Christian is chairman of the VASCUNET committee and head of the research group GermanVasc (cardiovascular health services research, at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). He leads the section for peripheral bypass surgery at the Department of Vascular Medicine, Hamburg, Germany. His main field in clinical care is lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed original contributions and reviews (more than 50 of them as first or last author in highly-ranked scientific journals, 1st quartile in surgery). Christian is current co-chair of the ESVS guidelines on PAD and member of the writing committee of the ESVS guidelines on antithrombotics in vascular disease.