Giovanni Torsello, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Giovanni Torsello, MD Münster, Germany. Journal of Endovascular Therapy. Starting March the 1st 2023 private practice.

Director of the Institute for Vascular Research
Franziskus Hospital Münster

President of the German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine

Past Director of the Centre for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of the University of Münster and Chief of the Department for Vascular Surgery, Franziskus Hospital Münster

Education and Academic Career

1971 High school degree Palmieri Gymnasium in Lecce (Italy)

1971 – 1977 Study of medicine at the University of Perugia (Italy)

1984 Acquisition for the section “General Surgery”
University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

1986 Acquisition for the section „Trauma Surgery”
University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

1988 Acquisition for the section „Vascular Surgery“
University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

1989 Given Venia legendi for General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

1995 Professorship awarded at the University of Düsseldorf

1996 Acquisition for the section “Phlebology”
University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

2001 Professorship awarded at the University of Muenster

Medical Activities

1978 Medical assistant at the Marien-Hospital in Ratingen, Germany

1979-1988 Scientific assistant at the Clinic for General Surgery and Trauma Surgery (Director: Prof. K. Kremer), for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Director: Prof. W. Bircks), for Vascular Surgery and Renal Transplantation (Director: Prof. W. Sandmann) at the University Hospital of Duesseldorf

1988 – 1996 Member of the staff at Department of Vascular Surgery and Renal Transplantation of the University of Düsseldorf

1996-2020 Chief of the Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus- Hospital, Muenster, Germany

2008-2018 Director of the Centre of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Muenster

Academic Awards

1987 Alexis-Carrel-Prize awarded by the “German Society for Vascular Surgery” for the scientific paper: “The use of absorbable and nonabsorbable suture in animal model. Comparing studies with infected and growing anastomosis”

1988 Prize awarded by the European Society for Vascular Surgery for the scientific paper: “Experimental Studies on Postischemic Renal Failure. Effects of Preischemic Infusion of Prostaglandin E1“

1990 Edens-Prize awarded by the Johann Wuelfing Foundation for the scientific paper: „Postischemic Acute Renal Failure: Experimental Animal Studies on Ischemic Protection“

Particular fields of scientific and medical interest

  • Treatment of complex disease of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and of
    the renal and visceral arteries
  • Treatment of the “diabetic foot”
  • Minimal invasive treatment of venous disease
  • Endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease