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Cardiac Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon Dubai - Prof Dr. Uwe Klima


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Prof. Dr. Uwe Klima​

Prof. Dr. Uwe Klima is a renowned Consultant Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He spent 10 years as Senior Consultant and Deputy Director at Hannover Medical School, Germany and 3 years at National University of Singapore as full Professor of Surgery. He also spent two years at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA.

Prof. Dr. Klima’s area of expertise is focused on minimally invasive surgical procedures, enhancing aesthetic outcome and minimizing post-surgery discomfort while utilizing advanced and innovative technologies in line with international standards.

Prof. Dr. Klima was the first surgeon worldwide to implant the eMesh device in humans to improve patency rate of grafts after bypass surgery.

Empowered by over 20 years of experience in surgery, he has performed more than ten thousand cardiac, thoracic, vascular and general surgery procedures. Prof. Dr. Klima has won multiple renowned Awards from international Societies, including Award for outstanding Medical Achievement, Professor Dr. Walter Pilgerstorfer Prize, Lillehei Young Investigator Award and Gold Star Award for medical excellence.

Prof. Klima’s area of research includes stem cells and tissue engineering, valve repair, cardio protection, heart failure and valve surgery implantation techniques.

Klima has co-authored over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, he has performed over 150,000 surgical procedures.

Specialty Interests

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery; beating heart surgery; valve reconstruction, arrhythmia surgery; total arterial revascularization; thoracic oncology; aneurysm.

Major accolades
1988- Professor Dr. Walter Pilgerstorfer Prize for Best Medical Publication of the Medical Society of Upper Austria[8]
2006- Lillehei Investigator Award from European Association Cardiothoracic Surgery Stockholm[4]
2008- National Excellent Service Award (EXSA)- GOLD Singapore

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Inspriring words from our Patients

Mi Mi Happy Client

I would like to commend the professionalism and excellent care I received from Professor Doctor Uwe Klima and Doctor and all the nurses at the German Heart Centre Dubai. I have been seeing Professor Klima for the last 8 years now They have saved my life on three occasions. Thank you for making things easier for me during a very difficult time. I would highly recommend the German heart Centre, these Medical professionals are the best. Their bedside manner is next to none, they explain every procedure extremely well without baffling us with medical terminology. Above all, they make you feel at ease. Thanks again.

Chris Happy Client

Incredibly competent and responsive. Dr. KLIMA and his team is first class healthcare for the heart and arteries. A life-threatening complication professionally and responsibly dealt with, having cut through the usual red tape in order to expedite the necessary procedure! Fantastic experience, thank you!

Tony Breen Happy Client

Dr Klima, I am grateful and very fortunate that , when I was diagnosed with a very serious cardiac problem which required immediate surgery, I was assigned to Professor Uwe Klima in Dubai. He and his extended medical team most likely saved my life with expert care and attention. It has not ended there as Dr Klima has been available throughout my post-operative recovery, always reassuring and allowing me to re-embrace life. THANKS !!!!!

Zohaib Awan Happy Client

Dr. Uwe is very is professional, knowledgeable specialist and a caring doctor, Highly recommended.

Lars Kristian Petersson Happy Client

I have known Professor Klima and his team since late 2009 and he has conducted two open heart surgeries successfully on me. The preparations, execution and after-care has been 2nd to none – simply world-class. Why would you not trust someone that has made more than 10,000 of these operations? This is a unique best in class service right here in the heart of Dubai and UAE.

A K Happy Client

Excellent services. Highly professional, qualified and compassionate staff. Professor Klima is an amazing doctor. He truly cares about his patients, and he goes above and beyond to help them by offering them the very best available tests and treatments. If you have cardiac problems, the German Heart Centre is the best place to go.

Bassam Sharif Happy Client

Dr Klima listened & described my heart condition in detail & explained the options & was thorough in explaining my condition. Gives adequate time and attention to the patient. Very professional clinic & service.


I have found Prof Dr. Uwe Klima to be of the highest calibre - extremely professional and competent. He is highly experienced and very committed to delivering optimum success to his patient. Furthermore, he is also supported by a team of Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, and Admin personnel - all of whom are also very proficient and patient oriented. I have had the most positive and reassuring medical experience - indeed an excellent surgeon ! I would most certainly recommend Prof Dr. Uwe Klima.

Cardiac Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon Dubai - Prof Dr. Uwe Klima

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