Heribert Schunkert

-, Germany

Heribert Schunkert, MD is Professor of Cardiology of the Technische Universitaet Munich, Director of the Cardiology Department and Medical Director of the German Heart Centre Munich. He completed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA and clinical fellowships at Beth Israel Hospital and at the Universitaetsklinikum, Regensburg and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. From 2002-2012 Prof. Schunkert was Director of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Luebeck. He conducts research in the molecular genetics of multifactorial cardiovascular disease.He coordinates several EU- and BMBF-sponsored projects as well as the European-American Leducq network CADgenomics to identify the genetic roots of myocardial infarction. He served in the Board of Directors of the German Societies of Hypertension (DHZ) as well as Cardiology (DGK). He is the author of more than 500 publications in international journals.


Monday 27 May 15:45

What have we learned about CVD risk from genome-wide association studies?

Risk assessment from epidemiology to genetics