Short CV/Education and training

  • 1972 – 1979
    Studied medicine and chemistry at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 1974 – 1978
    Researcher in the Department of Experimental Pathology and Cell Biology under Prof. Volm at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1979
    State examination in medicine at Heidelberg University

  • 1979 – 1982
    Research assistant in internal medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology (Director: Prof. Kübler)

  • 1982 – 1984
    Training grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for scientific research at Duke University, Department of Cardiology and Biochemistry under Prof. Robert Lefkowitz, Durham, North Carolina, USA

  • 1984 – 1986
    Senior research associate at Duke University, Department of Cardiology and Biochemistry under Prof. Robert Lefkowitz, Durham, North Carolina, USA

  • 1986 – 1999
    Senior research associate in internal medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology (Director: Prof. Kübler)

  • 1988
    Specialist in internal medicine

  • 1989
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Internal Medicine at Heidelberg University

  • 1990
    Specialist in cardiology

  • 1991
    Senior consultant in internal medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology (Director: Prof. Kübler)

  • 1991 – 1996
    Hermann and Lilly Schilling endowed professorship at Heidelberg University

  • 1996 – 1998
    Appointment as managing senior consultant in internal medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology (Director: Prof. Kübler)

  • 1996
    Specialist in intensive care

  • 1996
    Professor by special appointment at Heidelberg University

  • 1998
    Head senior consultant in internal medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology (Director: Prof. Kübler)

  • 1999
    Offer of a C4 professorship in internal medicine and cardiology at Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • 1999
    Offer of a C4 professorship in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Rostock, Germany

  • Since 1999
    Chair in internal medicine and cardiology, Dresden University of Technology and director of internal medicine and cardiology, Dresden University Hospital Heart Institute, Dresden University of Technology

  • Since 2001
    Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (F.E.S.C.)

  • Since 2002
    Medical director of the Dresden University Hospital Heart Institute, Dresden University of Technology

  • 2007
    Specialist in cardiovascular MRI

  • 2008
    Specialist in angiology

Selected publications

  • Reynen, K., Strasser, R.H.: Idiopathic clubbing. In: N. Engl. J. Med. 344, 2001. S. 611. Impact: 29,065.

  • Aspelin, P. et al.: Nephrotoxic effects in high-risk patients undergoing angiography. In: N. Engl. J. Med. 348, 2003. S. 491-499. Impact: 34,833.

  • Reynen, K., Strasser, R.H.: Impending Rupture of the Myocardial Wall. In: New Engl. J. Med. 348, 2003. e3. Impact: 34,833.

  • Singer, R., Schnabel, A., Strasser, R.H.: Restrictive cardiomyopathy in familial Amyloidosis TTR-Arg-50. In: Circulation 107, 2003. S. 643-544. Impact: 11,164.

  • Schulze, M.R. et al.: Images in cardiovascular medicine. Aortic endocarditis caused by inadvertent left ventricular pacemaker lead placement. In: Circulation 112, 2005. e361-3. Impact: 11,632.

  • Sedding, D.G. et al.: Caveolin-1 Facilitates Mechanosensitive Protein Kinase B (Akt) Signaling In Vitro and In Vivo. In: Circ Res. 96, 2005. S. 635-642. Impact: 9,408.

  • Schulze, M.R., Strasser, R.H.: Images in clinical medicine. Uni-, bi-, tri-, and quadricuspid aortic valves. In: N Engl J Med. 355, 2006. e11. Impact: 51,296.

  • Wachter, R. et al.: Images in cardiovascular medicine. Cardiomyopathy resulting from primary hyperoxaluria type II.

    In: Circulation 113, 2006. e39-40. Impact: 10,940.

  • Stone, G.W. et al.: Acuity Invastigators. Routine upstream initiation vs deferred selective use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors in acute coronary syndromes: the ACUITY Timing trial. In: JAMA 297, 2007. S. 591-602. Impact: 25,547.

  • Guenther, M. et al.: Beans in the pericardium. In: Lancet 374, 2009. S. 586. Impact: 30,758.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Working group: Molecular Cardiology

  • Working group: Heart Failure

  • German Society for Combatting Lipid Metabolism Disorders and their Complications, (DGFF, the Lipid League), since 2008

  • Silver member of the American Heart Association, since 2007

  • Scientific advisor to the von Behring|Röntgen|Foundation, since 2007

  • Member of the executive committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) excellence cluster: Centre for Regenerative Therapy of Dresden (CRTD), since 2006

  • Scientific advisor to the Rufzeichen Gesundheit (dial-tone health) Foundation, since 2006

  • Chairperson of the Commission for Quality Assurance, State Medical Chamber of Saxony, since 2006

  • Member of the executive committee, German Society for Cardiology, 2003 – 2005

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Cardiology Committee within the German Society for Cardiology, 2003 – 2005

  • Member of the Quality Assurance Commission, State Medical Chamber of Saxony, since 2001

  • Member of the Strategic and Political Issues project group, German Society for Heart and Circulatory Research, since 2001

  • Senate committee and grants committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Bonn, 2001 – 2007

  • Member of the steering committee, National Genome Research Council of Germany, 2001 – 2007

  • Scientific committee of the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), 2001 – 2007

  • Member of the executive committee, German Society of Internal Medicine, 2001 – 2006

  • Scientific director of the Dresden Heart & Circulation Days, since 2000

  • Member of the Clinical Cardiology Committee within the German Society for Heart and Circulatory Research, 2000 – 2005

  • Scientific advisor to the German Heart Foundation, since 1999

  • Heilmeyer Society, since 1999

  • Editorial board of Circulation Research, since 1995

  • Editorial board of Circulation, since 1994

  • Consulting editor of Cardiovascular Research, since 1994

  • Referee for the German Research Foundation (DFG) and SFB (Collaborative Research Centre) in Bonn, Germany, since 1990

  • European Society of Cardiology, since 1988

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 1987

  • German Society for Internal Medicine, since 1986

  • German Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology, since 1986

  • German Society for Heart and Circulatory Research, since 1986

  • American College of Cardiology, since 1986

  • American Heart Association; Council on Basic Science and Council of Clinical Cardiology, since 1982

  • American Federation for Clinical Research, since 1982

Additional qualifications

  • Specialist in angiology, 2008

  • Specialist in cardiovascular MRI, 2007

  • Specialist in intensive care, 1996

  • Specialist in cardiology, 1990

  • Specialist in internal medicine, 1988


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, molecular research, clinical research


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