Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Waltenberger

Specialist in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine

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Johannes Waltenberger
Address: Giesshübelstrasse 45, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 461 00 67
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Availability: Mo-Fr 9am to 5pm

Focusing on the Individual with Great Experience

With Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Waltenberger, an experienced clinical and interventional cardiologist is available to you at our Heart Centre, who has worked for over three decades in top university medicine, in research, practice and teaching in the Netherlands (Maastricht), Sweden (Uppsala) and Germany (Heidelberg, Ulm, Münster).

As a pioneer in molecular cardiology, Prof. Waltenberger not only has considerable expertise but also professional access to new scientific findings, so that you as a patient always have the latest scientific research results and the most beneficial forms of therapy at your disposal.

Patient Self-Determination is the Focus

Decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can be made together, gladly in the presence of your partner, a close relative or another trusted person. Ethical standards in diagnostics and therapy form the solid basis of patient-centred cardiology.

Prof. Johannes Waltenberger is available to our patients in German, English and Dutch.

You will find a good insight into the career and diverse competences of Prof. Johannes Waltenberger, which are thus available to you at our Heart Centre, in the following three articles and in the tabs below.

Brief Synopsis
Circulation - European Perspectives in Cardiology: Pioneer Johannes Waltenberger
CardioPluse: Personal experiences of émigré cardiologist

  • Special scientific expertise in the field of circulatory disorders and their treatment options.
  • Special expertise in complex coronary situations and acute and chronic coronary syndrome.
  • Wide range of experience in complex and difficult borderline cases in cardiology; including many years of cardiology co-management of anxiety patients.
  • Many years of experience as a clinical and scientific mentor; accompaniment of professional and personal growth processes
  • Internationally recognised expertise: (Co-)editing of various scientific journals
  • Additional designation intensive care medicine
    2011
  • Specialist in cardiology
    1999
  • Habilitation
    Medical Faculty of the University of Ulm 1998
  • Specialist for internal medicine
    1998
  • Dissertation / Doctor of Medicine
    Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Faculty of Clinical Medicine I 1990
  • Visiting studies
    Boston University School of Medicine (USA) 1988 - 1988
  • Visiting studies
    Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA) 1987 - 1988
  • Visiting studies
    University of Glasgow (GB) 1986 - 1986
  • Study of human medicine, state examination (very good)
    Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg 1982 - 1988

The complete list of publications can be found on Google Scholar.

  • Discovery of the molecular mechanism of action of the vascular growth factor VEGF
  • Discovery of growth factor resistance as a cause of impaired cardiovascular function. (Basis for new concepts in prevention and therapy of cardiovascular diseases).
  • Professorship in Invasive Cardiology at Maastricht University, NL (successor: Prof. Dr. Frits Bär, call primo et unico loco)
    2003
  • Numerous honorary posts in professional societies (incl. former board member as Councillor on the Board of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC))
  • Professorship in Cardiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE (successor: Prof. Dr. Lars Rydén)
    2010
  • Professorship for Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Angiology, WW University Münster, DE (successor: Prof. Dr. Günter Breithardt, call primo et unico loco)
    2010
  • Founder and speaker of the project group "Ethics in Cardiology" (DGK)
  • Founding member of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (ESC), former chair, secretary and treasurer
    2008
  • Founding member of the Gerontocardiology Working Group (DGK)

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