Jun. Prof. Dr. Sandy Engelhardt

Forschungsgruppenleiterin (AG Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Medicine)
Wiss. Mitarbeiterin (Klinik für Herzchirurgie)
Wiss. Mitarbeiterin (Klinik für Kardiologie, Angiologie, Pneumologie)


Medical Image Processing, Deep Learning, Computer-assisted Surgery

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Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

November 2016

Graduation with distinction (summa cum laude)
at the Medical Faculty of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

November 2012 – November 2016

PhD Student at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ),
Division for Medical and Biological Informatics

August 2012

Master of Science (M.Sc.) with distinction

Januar 2011 – Juli 2011

Semester abroad studying Biomedical Engineering,
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Januar 2011 – Juli 2011

Internship at the Cape Universities Brain Imaging Center,
Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

September 2006 – Juli 2012

Bachelor and Master studies Computervisualistik,
University Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

seit Dezember 2019

Head of Working Group “Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Medicine” (AICM), University Hospital Heidelberg

April 2018 – Dezember 2019

Head of Research Group “Heart” at Research Campus STIMULATE, Magdeburg, Germany

April 2018 – November 2019

Postdoctoral Research Scientist at University of Applied Science, Mannheim

Oktober 2017 – März 2018

Visiting Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Working Group “Computer-assisted Surgery“ and Working Group “Visualization“, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Juli 2017 – September 2017

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany

November 2016 – Juni 2017

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Division of Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions, DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany

November 2012 – Juni 2017

Member of the Collaborative Research Center SFB/TRR 125
Cognition Guided Surgery, Project B01:
Knowledge-based Assistance System for Reconstructive Valve Surgery


Oktober 2019

DAAD-Travel Scholarship (1.217 €)

Oktober 2018

3rd Place EACTS Techno-College Innovation Award by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), Milan, Italy

September 2018

DAAD-Travel Scholarship (1.220 €)

April 2018

Runner-up conhIT Young Academics Award for Simon Sauerzapf’s Bachelorthesis, Berlin, Germany (Supervision) (1.000 €)

September 2017

Winner MICCAI Challenge Automated Cardiac Diagnosis Challenge (ACDC) – 1st place Subchallenge Segmentation of multiple cardiac structures with Deep Learning, 2nd place Subchallenge Classification, MICCAI-STACOM, Quebec, Canada

März 2017

BVM-Award 2017 for the best dissertation in the field of Medical Image Processing at Workshop Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin, Heidelberg, Germany (500 €)

März 2016

Runner-up  Best Paper Award at Workshop Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin, Berlin, Germany (Second Author) (300€)

Oktober 2015

Runner-up EACTS Techno-College Innovation Award by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Juli 2015

Friedrich Wingert Scholarship for Silvio Kolb (Supervision) (5.000€)

April 2015

Runner-up conhIT Young Academics Award for Silvio Kolb's Bachelor thesis, Berlin, Germany (Supervision) (500€)

September 2014

Best Paper Award at MICCAI -Workshop Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), Boston, USA ($300)

März 2014

Best presentation award at Workshop Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin, Aachen, Germany (300 €)

Oktober 2010

Runner-up IEEE Visualization Contest (Honorable Mention)
An Exploration and Planning Tool for Neurosurgical Interventions

September 2009 – August 2010

Scholarship of German National Academic Foundation