Ingeborg Friehs, MD
The focus of my academic career is to educate the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists. With a broad background clinically as fully trained general surgeon and cardiovascular surgeon, a long-standing track-record in academic teaching from undergraduate to medical students to post-graduate education, and an interest in cardiovascular research with special emphasis on congenital cardiac problems, I am embodying the three entities of academia. My academic career spans across the European as well as American continent and covers more than two decades.
As trained general/cardiovascular surgeon with several years of clinical experience and formal research training, I have combined my expertise to design and perform research projects representing a link between basic science and clinical medicine and I have been successfully supported through extramural funding during my tenure at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. I focus on translational and clinical research topics investigating novel therapeutic approaches applicable to congenital heart disease with the goal of introduction into clinical practice. For over 10 years, I have led my own research team and the list of my trainees attests to the academic success following their training under my supervision. This role extends to international collaborations with other academic institutions where I am an active faculty member, lecturer, and advisor of dissertation committees and master's programs.