Dieter Horstkotte was born on May 4, 1951 in Minden, Germany. He had his education in medicine at the University of Düsseldorf during the period from 1971 to 1979. He had a residency at the Department of Medicine, University of Düsseldorf from 1980 to 1989; was a Senior Physician at the Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, Angiology, University of Düsseldorf from 1989 to 1994; was a Cochairman of the Department of Cardiology and Pulmonology, Charité University Hospital Berlin from 1994 to 1998; has been the Head and Chair of the Department of Cardiology, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, since 1998. Also, he was the Cochairman and Chairman of the working group Valvular Heart Disease, European Society of Cardiology between 1986 and 1990; was the Chairman Task Force on Infective Endocarditis, European Society of Cardiology from 1997 to 2004; has been the Chairman of the working group Infection, Thrombosis, Embolism and Bleeding, Society of Heart Valve Disease since 2003. In addition, he has been a Founding Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology since 1989; has been a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians since 2005; has been a Councillor of the Society for Heart Valve Disease since 2007; has been on the Board/Scientific Committee of ISMAA since 2007. Since 1998, he has been a Principal Investigator of the multicenter GELIA study (German experience of low intensity anticoagulation) and an investigator of 107 other studies. He is on the Editorial boards of Clinical Research in Cardiology, Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, European Heart Journal, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Journal of Echocardiography, Journal of Heart Valve Disease (Councillor), Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine, Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, and Case Reports in Medicine.
Biography Updated on 9 July 2009