Curriculum vitae - Dr. med. Kourosh Taghavi

Dr. med. Kourosh Taghavi

Dr. med. Kourosh Taghavi

Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Personal information

Born in 1971, the eldest son of Dr Masoud Taghavi and Dipl. Ing. (engineer graduate) Giti Mirmiran.
Father of three.

School education

  • 1991

    Humboldt-Gymnasium grammar school, Düsseldorf, Germany
    University entrance qualification

Higher education

  • October 1991–March 1992

    Voluntary work for the German Red Cross at St.Vinzenz Hospital, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • April 1992

    Began studying human medicine at university, Hamburg, Germany

  • January 1993

    Transferred to Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1994–1998

    Student tutoring activities in the Institute of Pathology and Institute of Anatomy

  • October 1998–September 1999

    Practical year in Gerresheim Hospital, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Optional subject: gynaecology and obstetrics
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. med. W. Audretsch and Prof. Dr. med. Albrecht

  • November 1999

    Third state examination at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Doctorate

  • June 2001

    Clinical and experimental work on the topic of
    "LOH analyses of BRCA1, BRCA2 and TP53 markers in spontaneous breast cancer"

    Supervisors:
    Prof. Dr. med. M.W. Beckmann
    Prof. Dr. med. H.G. Bender

    Submitted to the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
    Awarded the grade "good"

Career

  • December 1999–May 2001

    Internship at Bethanien in Moers Hospital, Germany
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. med. Wolfram Niedner Obtained limited licence to practise medicine

  • June 2001

    Obtained licence to practise medicine

  • June 2001–January 2005

    Junior doctor at Bethanien in Moers Hospital, Germany
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. med. Wolfram Niedner

  • December 2004

    Director of the Urogynaecological Section (advisory centre certified by the German Continence Society)

  • January 2005

    Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medical Association of North Rhine

  • February 2005

    Appointed to the post of clinical and surgical consultant at the gynaecological hospital

    Bethanien in Moers Gynaecological Hospital, Germany
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. med. Wolfram Niedner

  • January 2005

    Senior Consultant in the Urogynaecological Section

  • January 2006

    Head of the Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Centre, Left Lower Rhine region, Germany (advisory centre certified by the German Continence Society)

  • June 2006

    Appointed to the post of deputy director of the certified cooperative Euregio Breast Centre, Left Lower Rhine region,
    Moers/Goch/Nijmegen

  • September 2008

    Appointed to the post of deputy chief of medicine of the gynaecological hospital
    Bethanien in Moers Gynaecological Hospital, Germany
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Osmers

  • October 2008

    Appointed to the post of director of the certified cooperative Euregio Breast Centre, Left Lower Rhine region, Moers/Goch/Nijmegen

  • January 2010

    Chief of medicine in the Department for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
    SANA Hospital
    Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, Germany

  • June 2011

    Chairman of the Clinical Ethics Committee at Gerresheim Hospital, Germany

  • June 2013

    Left position as chief of medicine at SANA Hospital, Gerresheim

  • June–August 2013

    Humanitarian aid mission performing gynaecological surgery in the Kingdom of Bhutan

  • November 2013

    Went into private practice and established the Centre for Surgical Gynaecology and the Rhineland Pelvic Floor Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany
    In the GrandArc

Areas of focus

  • Surgical gynaecology
  • Gynaecological oncology and surgical oncology
  • Urogynaecology – certified pelvic floor surgery
  • Specialised gynaecological endoscopic surgery
  • Senology
  • Modern, individual approaches to incontinence and prolaps surgery, including all net- and mesh-supported procedures
  • Specialised endoscopic surgical procedures, including LAVH, LASH, TLH, lymphadenectomy, endometriosis surgery, operative hysteroscopy
  • Gynaecological radical oncological surgery
  • Reconstructive, oncoplastic and cosmetic breast surgery
  • Since January 2005

    Surgical and clinical consultant/deputy chief of medicine specialising in oncology, urogynaecology and senology

  • April 2008

    Qualified as a specialist in gynaecological oncology

  • July 2009

    Obtained the qualification AGUB II from the German Study Group for Urogynaecology and Plastic Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Advanced training/continuing medical education

Examples:

Ultrasound DEGUM I in vaginal sonography (level I certification from the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine)
Ultrasound DEGUM I in breast sonography (level I certification from the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine)

Doppler sonography: basic, advanced and final course
2002 – Prof. Dr. med. F.Degenhardt, Osnabrück, Germany

Breast sonography: basic, advanced and final course
2002 – Prof. Dr. med. F. Degenhardt, Lüneburg, Germany

Urogynaecological courses, including:

Bard® Pelvic Floor Surgery Master Class (basic and advanced courses) Shadowed the following:

  • Dr. med. A. Fischer, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr. med. A. Fischer, Rüdesheim, Germany
  • Dr. med. Ch. Fünfgelt, Tettnang-Bodensee, Germany
  • Dr. med. H. Ashour, Iserlohn, Germany
  • Dr. med. Anding, Osnabrück, Germany
  • Dr. med. Kociszewski, Hagen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. R. Tunn, Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. med. Bentler, Kassel, Germany
  • Dr. med. Kofta, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dr. med. S. Zachmann
  • GinTeam, Turin, Italy

Endoscopic surgery:

  • PD Dr. med. M. Corell, Duisburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. med. Volz, Bielefeld, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. med. Hucke, Wuppertal, Germany

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM):
2000/2001 – Dr. med. S. Kirchhoff, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

2006 – stereocolposcopy, Dr. med. J. Quaas, Wiesbaden, Germany

2008 – Colposcopy Diploma, Graz, Austria

Memberships

  • German Study Group for Urogynaecology & Plastic Pelvic Floor Reconstruction (AGUB)
  • German Continence Society (DKG)
  • German Society for Senology (DGS)
  • German Study Group for Gynaecological Oncology (AGO)
  • German Study Group for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy
  • German Study Group for Gynaecological and Obstetrical Endoscopy (AGE)
  • German Professional Association of Gynaecologists (BVF)
  • German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)
  • German Menopause Society (DMG)
  • Düsseldorf Gynaecologists (registered voluntary association – e.V.) (DÜFF)

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