Prof. Dr. Holger Bartels

Deceased March 4, 2019


Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik
Professor emeritus since October 1, 2011

Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of Professor Bartels (b. 1947) focus on the fields of surgical intensive care, the pathophysiology of trauma and operative interventions, postoperative progress and its complications, complication management and preoperative risk evaluation.

After studying medicine, Professor Bartels completed his PhD in 1971 in Göttingen. He subsequently acquired his medical board certification in surgery (1974 – 1981) at TUM and Penn State University (USA). He gained his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 1986 at TUM where he has been medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Department at Klinikum rechts der Isar since 1992.

    Bartels H: „Tracheotomie, Tracheostomie“. Allgemein -und Viszeralchirurgie up2date5. 2010: 297-312.


    Bartels H: „Spezielle Gesichtspunkte postoperativer Komplikationen in der Viszeralchirurgie”. Chirurg. 2009: 80 ; 780-789.


    Bartels H: “Preoperative risk-analysis and postoperative mortality of oesophagectomy for resectable oesophageal cancer”. Br J Surg. 1998; 85: 840-844.


    Bartels H: „Anterior versus posterior reconstruction after transhiatal oesophagectomy: a randomised controlled trial”. Br J Surg. 1993; 80: 1141-1144.


    Bartels H: „Chirurgie der akuten Pankreatitis – Ein Problem der retroperitonealen Sepsis“. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1988; 113: 972-977.