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Professor Olaf Wendler

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Chair of Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute

Sees patients at Cleveland Clinic London Hospital , Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre

Speaks English, German

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Carcinoid Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumour
  • Marfan Syndrome (MFS)
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Pericardial Disease


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Accepted Insurances

This doctor works with the following private medical insurance providers.

  • Aviva Health UK Limited
  • AXA PPP Healthcare Limited
  • Bupa Insurance Services Limited
  • Vitality Corporate Services Limited

Biography & Education

About Professor Olaf Wendler

After his surgical training at the Medical School Hannover and the Heart Center Leipzig in Germany, Prof Olaf Wendler became Clinical Lead at the University Saarland/Germany. In 2004 he was appointed at King’s College Hospital, and held the position of Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Services from 2006-2012, when he was promoted Professor of Cardiac Surgery at King’s College London. In 2019 he was appointed Chair of the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic London.

Professor Wendler has a particular expertise in complex and repeat combined heart procedures, complete arterial coronary bypass surgery, complex thoracic aortic surgery and less-invasive/innovative treatment of heart valve disease. In 2007 he performed the UK’s first transapical TAVI procedure, followed by numerous innovative therapies.

His focus has always been to provide an individualized, patient focused service. This has improved patient outcome, long-term benefits after therapy and the patient’s experience, while minimizing the negative effects of surgery. Professor Wendler has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been co-author on European Guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease and myocardial revascularization. As an expert in his field, he is regularly invited to speak at national and international scientific meetings.

Research & Publications

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Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Britain and Ireland (Member of the Adult Cardiac Subcommittee 2014-2017), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Society for Cardiology (Nucleus member of the ESC working group on heart valve disease), German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Board Member 2003 - 2004), German Society for Cardiology, Professor of Cardiac Surgery at King's College London, Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University Ohio/USA, Member of the Faculty University of the Saarland/Germany.

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NHS Base

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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