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Tobias Deuse

MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgeon and stem cell scientist

About me

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

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    German

Every patient deserves the best and most advanced treatment available.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor Suite A-501
San Francisco, CA 94143

Center for Aortic Disease

400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 501
San Francisco, CA 94143

Lung Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Mechanical Circulatory Support

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews

4.8

Overall Experience
59 Reviews
Dr Deuse was direct and to the point during my initial consultation. He brought in another Doctor to help me consider all possible options and allowed for all my questions and fears to be considered. I felt I was in the best possible hands at UCSF. Thank you for accepting me as your patient!!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
59 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
59 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
59 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
59 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
59 Reviews

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