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Dr. Lale Hakami, M.D.


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Dr. Lale Hakami, M.D. is a Medical Doctor, Senior Congenital Heart Surgeon, and a Fellow of New Westminster College. She earned a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree in 1994 from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She became certified as a Cardiac Surgeon in 2001 by the German Board of Cardiac Surgery and was certified as a Congenital Heart Surgeon in 2006. Her language proficiency includes German, English, Persian, Italian and Spanish.

Dr. Hakami has an outstanding record of ethical leadership and her professional experience includes:

  • 2011 – present: Senior Staff in Congenital Heart Surgery, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
  • 2008-2011: Head of Division, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital of Mainz,  Mainz, Germany
  • 2008-2009: Research Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2002-2008: Staff of the Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
  • 2001-2002: Junior Staff in Cardiac Surgery, German Heart Center,  Berlin, Germany
  • 1994-2001: Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Surgery, German Heart Center, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000-2000: Visiting Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Hakami’s skills and expertise include:

  • Paediatrics Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimal Invasive ASD Closure
  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Norwood Procedure
  • Fontan Circulation
  • Assist Devices
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Paediatrics Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Clinical Research
  • Critical Care
  • Thoracic
  • Medicine
  • Healthcare

Dr. Hakami’s professional affiliations and memberships include:

  • Fellow, New Westminster College
  • Member, Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • Member, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Member, World Society of Congenital and Paediatric Heart Surgery
  • Member, German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Member, German Society of General Surgery
  • Member, The Ross Community

As a Fellow of New Westminster College, Dr. Lale Hakami is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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