The European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Dr. rer. medic. Frank Merkle, Dipl Med Pad, ECCP

Dr. rer. medic. Frank Merkle
  • EBCP position Member of the Accreditation Committee
  • First name Dr. rer. medic. Frank
  • Last name Merkle
  • Hospital/organization Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
  • Hospital/organization address Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Academy for Perfusion, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
  • Email
  • Work phone number +49-30-4593 7125

Educational History

Academic Secondary School (Gymnasium) Plochingen, Baccalaureate 1984

Nursing School (1987 to 1990) at Rudolf-Virchow-Krankenhaus Berlin, Graduation 1990 (Registered Nurse)

Academy for Perfusion (1993 to 1995) at the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Graduation 1995 (State-approved perfusionist)


University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg: Distance-learning course “Angewandte Gesundheitswissenschaften” (Applied Health Sciences, 1998 to 1999) at Fachhochschule Magdeburg (University of Applied Sciences), attended for 3 semesters, then changed to Humboldt University


Humboldt University Berlin: Part-time academic degree course “Medizinpaedagogik” (Medical Education) at Humboldt University Berlin, Medical Faculty Charité, Institut fuer Medizin-/Pflegepaedagogik und Pflegewissenschaft (Institute for medical/nursing education and nursing science) since Fall 1999, Graduation to Dipl. med. paed. in 2006


Professional Positions

1990 to 1993   Registered Nurse at Humboldt University Hospital Campus Rudolf Virchow, Anesthesiological Intensive Care Unit

1995 to 1997   Staff Perfusionist at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin

1997 to 1999   Staff Perfusionist and Perfusion Instructor at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin

1999 to 2002   Staff Perfusionist and Vice Acting Director at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Academy for Perfusion

since 2003       Acting Director and Lecturer at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Academy for Perfusion

since 2008       Director of Steinbeis Transfer Institute Kardiotechnik at Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin


since 2009       Director of Steinbeis Transfer Institute Medicine and Allied Health at Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin