Univ.-Prof. Dr. Igor Sauer is the head of Experimental Surgery. He is an expert in the field of bio-artificial organs, decellularization and recellularization of organs, liver support devices, and transplantation. Furthermore, he conducts research and development in the field of mixed reality head-mounted displays for image-guided surgery and virtual reality simulation in surgical practice.
Prof. Sauer is principal investigator of the cluster of excellence "Matters of Activity. Image Space Material".
Prof. Sauer obtained his medical degree from the Medizinische Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in 1996. His training in General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery was obtained at the Department of Abdominal- and Transplantation-Surgery at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover under the guidance of Prof. Dr. R. Pichlmayr and the Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin (Director: Prof. P. Neuhaus). In 2008 he defended his postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) entitled “Innovative therapeutic strategies in liver failure –artificial, bioartificial and biological liver support concepts”. In 2014 he obtained his professorship at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. In 2018 he was appointed as a W2 professor for Experimental Surgery and Regenerative Medicine at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.