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Tobias Deuse


Cardiac and transplant surgeon
Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgeon and stem cell scientist

Dr. Tobias Deuse is a heart surgeon and the director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery at UCSF. He is known for his pioneering work in developing minimally invasive techniques for mitral valve repair.

Deuse earned his medical degree from the University of Würzburg in Germany. He received advanced training in heart and lung surgery at the University Hospital of Munich and University Heart Center Hamburg. After obtaining board certification in Germany as a heart surgeon, he completed a fellowship in lung and heart-lung transplantation with Stanford Medicine.

After returning to Germany in 2009, Deuse was appointed director of heart and lung transplantation at the University Heart Center Hamburg. He achieved international acclaim for his development of innovative approaches to heart failure surgery, most notably minimally invasive techniques for implanting ventricular assist systems. He also demonstrated that high success rates could be achieved in mitral valve repair utilizing fully robot-assisted endoscopic surgery. Also known as keyhole surgery, this approach has many benefits for the patient, including substantially reduced postsurgical pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.

Deuse has received numerous honors, including election to the board of directors of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Education

    Julius Maxmilians Universitaet Wurzburg, 2000

  • Residencies

    University Heart Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Cardiovascular Surgery, 2007

  • Fellowships

    Stanford Hospital, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation, 2009

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Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    40 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 04, 2023
    Dr Deuse is both informative and authoritative as well as welcoming. He eased my dread about asking for a different angiogram doctor that was a relief!
    Apr 16, 2023
    Mar 29, 2023
    A very pleasant experience.
    Feb 06, 2023
    Very pleased to have Dr. Deuse as my surgeon. I felt very confident in his knowledge and ability.
    Jun 06, 2022
    I have every confidence in Dr Tobias Deuse. In all fairness I had just stepped out of trans esophageal X-ray and as such was a bit drowsy from Fentanyl and verced