Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Ockert is a highly experienced specialist in vascular surgery with a focus on the treatment of the main artery (aorta), the carotid artery and hybrid interventions in the pelvic leg area. His training as a surgeon was carried out at the University Hospital Mannheim. In 2003 he began further training to become a vascular surgeon at the renowned Clinic for Vascular Surgery at the University of Heidelberg under Prof. J. R. Allenberg.
Subsequently, Prof. Ockert worked as a senior physician at Klinikum rechts der Isar under Prof. H. H. Eckstein, finally becoming his deputy as well as deputy medical director. Prof. Ockert is a founding member of the Munich Centre for Aortic Diseases (in cooperation with the department of vascular surgery at Klinikum rechts der Isar, the Technical University of Munich and the German Heart Centre Munich).
In 2012, Prof. Ockert moved to Switzerland to begin work as deputy head physician and co-head physician at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital. There, he expanded the endovascular aortic surgery and introduced new endovascular treatments. For many years, Prof. Ockert has regularly participated in national and international congresses as a speaker at scientific lectures and as a tutor at Vascular International training courses. He is also the author of many international scientific articles. Prof. Ockert is regularly involved in student research and teaching and has been Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Technical University of Munich since 2018. In addition, Prof. Ockert is a scientific advisory board member and associate editor of the journal “Gefässchirurgie” (“Vascular Surgery”).