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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Herzbeschwerden (Instabile Angina Pectoris)
  • Eingeschränkte Herzpumpleistung (Herzinsuffizienz)
  • Chronische Herzkrankheiten durch Arterienverengung (Atherosklerotische Herzkrankheit)
  • Herzrhythmusstörungen (zB Vorhofflimmern/ Vorhofflattern Ventrikuläre Extrasystole)
  • Internal Intensive Care Unit / Chest Pain Unit
  • Invasive diagnostic procedures and interventional therapy in the Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Cardiac imaging MRI/CT
  • Cardiological functional diagnostics
  • Psychocardiology
  • Rhythmology — Electrophysiological examination and catheter ablation
  • Rhythmology — Cardiac implants

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

10/2005 - Dissertation 

2005-2006 - University Heart Center Thuringia, Clinic for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery 

2006-2007 - University Clinic Cologne, Clinic for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery 

07 / 2007-04 / 2015 - Clinic for internal medicine (cardiology, angiology, pulmonology and internal intensive care medicine), University Heart Center Thuringia, senior physician and head of the TAVI program (from 01/2013)

09/2012 - Habilitation and award of the Venia legendi for the subject "Internal Medicine" 

09/2016 - Call to the W2 professorship for interventional cardiology and heart valve therapy at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin 

04/2015 - 12/2019 - Senior Consultant in Charge, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Clinic for Cardiology, Campus Benjamin Franklin

Academic activities

1998 - 2005 - Medical education, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 
03/2002 - 03/2003 - Research Associate, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA 
05/2005 - Medical license, Thuringia State Administration Office 
09/2018 - 06 / 2020- MHBA Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair for Health Management

PROMOTION AND HABILITATION 
10/2005 - Dissertation "Cerebral physiology and neurological function after hypothermic cardiac arrest and selective hypothermic brain perfusion - investigations in large animal experiments" Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, summa cum laude (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wahlers) 
09/2012 - Habilitation and granting of the Venia legendi for the subject "Internal Medicine"; Title of the habilitation thesis "Interventional Therapy of Cardiac Cap Diseases: Current Status and Perspective" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans R. Figulla) 

2008-2015 - University Hospital Jena: Head of the working group "Structural Heart Diseases" 
04 / 2015–12 / 2019 - Charité Berlin: Head of the working group “Structural Heart Diseases 
Focus: clinical, experimental and translational projects for the interventional therapy of structural heart diseases, including: 
-Investigation of infectious endocarditis in an in-vitro model and evaluation of interventional therapy concepts (German Heart Foundation and German Society for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery) 
Development of a method for the interventional therapy of tricuspid regurgitation (translational project, “proof of concept” in large animal experiments up to the first clinical application (CE study TricValve, BMBF and industry funded). TCD-MitraClip-Study: TransCranial Doppler-detected cerebral embolic load during Mitraclip implantation. Cooperation partner: Center for Stroke Research (CSB), Charité Berlin Cardiogenic shock and mechanical circulatory support (Assist Devices, initiation / management of the Impella EuroSchock Register, IIT, multicentric Europe-wide register)



Contributions

PRIZES AND PROMOTIONS
10/2008 - Innovation Prize of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin 2008 (Topic: "Development of an Interventional Procedure for the Therapy of Tricuspid Insufficiency")
09/2009 - “Best Abstract” - Award, Annual Meeting of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Congress, San Francisco, USA)
10/2010 - Innovation Prize of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Berlin 2010 ("Development of an interventional procedure for the therapy of mitral insufficiency")
04/2011 - 1st Rudolf-Thauer Poster Prize of the German Cardiac Society, DGK Spring Conference, Mannheim 2011 ("Caval Valve Implantation from Preclinical Trials to First Human Application")
10/2011 - Publication price of the working group "Interventional Cardiology" of the German Society for Cardiology, DGK Autumn Conference, Düsseldorf 2011 ("Heterotopic Transcatheter Treatment of Tricuspid Regurgitation")
11/2011 - “Top 30” - Poster Award, Annual Meeting of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Congress, San Francisco, USA)
03/2012 - Winner of the ACC.12 Best Poster Competition Section “Valvular Heart Disease”; Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC, Chicago 2012, USA)
10/2012 - “Top 25” - Poster Award, Annual Meeting of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Miami, USA)
08/2012 - Winner of the Moderated Poster Award Session, European Cardiology Congress Munich (ESC) 2012; ("Decellularized Pericardial Valves in Central Venous Position")
12/2014 - 1st place Thuringian scientific and economic inventions, iENA gold medal
02/2017 - Dr. Rusche sponsorship award from the German Society for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and the German Foundation for Heart Research

Extra information

REVIEWER IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS (SELECTION)

Since 2012 - European Heart Journal 
Since 2012 - Circulation 
Since 2012 - European Journal of Echocardiography 
Since 2012 - JACC Cardiovascular Interventions 
Since 2012 - Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 
Since 2019 - Heart

Memberships

Since 2007 - German Society for Cardiology (DGK) 
Since 2012 - Working Group Interventional Cardiology of the DGK
Since 2016 - Working group for cardiovascular intensive and emergency medicine of the DGK 
Since 2016 - Working group for magnetic resonance procedures in the cardiology of the DGK 
Since 2007 - European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 
Since 2012 - Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease of the ESC 
Since 2008 - German Society for Internal Intensive Care Medicine 
Since 2016 - Euro CTO Club 
09/2017 - Congress organization, Co-Director of the EuroCTO Congress Berlin, www.eurocto.eu 
Since 06/2017 - Working group “Interventional Treatment of Tricuspid Valve Disease”, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, NY, USA

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