Professor Ulf Landmesser acts since October 2014 as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and since 2016 as Medical Director of the Charité Center for Cardiovascular Medicine.
After his medical studies at the Medical School of Hannover (Germany), the University of Connecticut in Farmington (USA) and the National Heart&Lung Institute in London (UK), he specialized in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Medical School of Hannover. In 2000/2001 he performed a post-doctoral fellowship focusing on vascular biology at the Department of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (USA) as a scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and received
the Outstanding Fellows in Cardiology Special Recognition Award.
In 2007, he was called as Senior Consultant Cardiologist with a focus on acute and interventional cardiology and as director of translational cardiovascular research to the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Zurich (Switzerland), where he
later acted as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology.
Since 2008 Professor Landmesser serves as Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal, the leading cardiovascular journal in Europe. He has a particular research interest in translational and clinical development of novel therapeutic and management strategies for prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
He has more than 500 publications and an h-index of 97. He has contributed to several ESC/ EAS guidelines and EAS consensus papers.