Dr. Michael Borger completed his cardiac surgery training and a PhD in Clinical Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2001. After completing a one-year fellowship with Dr. Fred Mohr at the Leipzig Heart Center in 2002, he took a position as Staff Cardiac Surgeon at the Toronto General Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto from 2002 to 2006 under the mentorship of Dr. Tirone David. In 2006, Dr. Borger returned to Germany as a staff surgeon at the Leipzig Heart Center. He became Professor of Surgery at the University of Leipzig in 2008 and was appointed as Assistant Director of the Leipzig Heart Center in 2009. In 2014, Dr. Borger became the Director of the Aortic Program and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Borger's clinical and research interests include aortic surgery, minimal invasive and percutaneous valve procedures, aortic and mitral valve repair surgery, and ischemic mitral regurgitation. He is an author on over 250 peer-reviewed publications and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. He is also a co-author of four different sets of clinical practice guidelines.