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Prof. Dr.
Bernward Passlick

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-24550


  • 1989 Harvard Medical School Boston, USA
  • 1990 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
  • 1992 Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg
  • 1995 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich        
  • Since 2004 Full Professor of  Thoracic Surgery (C4), Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Surgery of metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Surgical Techniques

Selected publications

  • Mecklenburg I, Sienel W, Schmid S, Passlick B, Kufer P. A Threshold of Systemic MAGE-A Gene Expression Predicting Survival in Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017; 23(5):1213-1219.
  • Schmid S, Le UT, Haager B, Mayer O, Dietrich I, Elze M, Kemna LJ, Zissel G, Passlick B. Local Concentrations of CC-Chemokine-Ligand 18 Correlate with Tumor Size in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Are Elevated in Lymph Node-positive Disease. Anticancer Res. 2016; 36(9):4667-71.
  • Kaifi JT, Kayser G, Ruf J, Passlick B. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Carcinoid. Deutsches Ärzteblatt Int. 2015; 112(27-28):479-85.
  • Osei-Agyemang T, Palade E, Haderthauer J, Ploenes T, Yaneva V, Passlick B. Pulmonary metastasectomy: an analysis of technical and oncological outcomes in 301 patients with a focus on laser resection. Zentralbl Chir. 2013; 138 Suppl 1:S45-51.
  • Ploenes T, Osei-Agyemang T, Krohn A, Waller CF, Duncker-Rohr V, Elze M, Passlick B. Changes in lung function after surgery for mesothelioma. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2013; 21(1):48-55.