Bernhard Witzenbichler earned his Medical degree at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1990 and is now the Head of Interventional Cardiology at the Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin in Germany. His main interests include primary coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction, stenting in complex lesion subsets such as main stem and bifurcation lesions, and new imaging techniques like intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. Dr. Witzenbichler was trained and completed his internal fellowship from 1990 to 1995 at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf. From 1995 to 1998, he performed basic and translational cardiovascular research at the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, an affiliate of TUFTS University in Boston, USA. Dr. Witzenbichler performed his interventional fellowship from 1998 to 2002 at the Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany. He has particular interests in development and use of innovative cardiovascular devices as well as pharmacologic agents to improve patient outcomes. He has published in both clinical and basic scientific journals, and actively participates in numerous clinical studies on new stent and medical devices as well as pharmacological substances with the focus on improving treatment of acute coronary syndromes and PCI procedures. He is currently Member of the German and European Society of Cardiology.
Biography Updated on 17 February 2011