A native of Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Christian Spies graduated from the University of Hamburg, Germany. After a brief excursion into cardiothoracic surgery, he moved to Oahu where he completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Hawaii. He continued his training in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology with fellowships at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
He returned to the islands in 2008 when he joined the Queen's Heart Physician Practice. Dr. Spies specializes in advanced interventional procedures for treatment of coronary disease, valve and structural heart disease and adult congenital heart disease. He also has an interest in vascular medicine and endovascular interventions. Academically, Dr. Spies has published over 100 abstracts, articles and book chapters; mainly in the area of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect closure, and on topics surrounding peripheral vascular disease and valvular heart disease. He is currently the Director of the Cath Lab at Queen's Medical Center.