Stephan Gielen works as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Deputy Director of the Department of Internal Medicine III at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany. Before assuming his current position, he completed his training in internal medicine, clinical cardiology, and interventional cardiology at the Heart Center Leipzig (University of Leipzig, Germany) 1997-2012, where he also started his scientific career in exercise physiology and pathophysiology of exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure. He is lead author of the Chapter on Cardiac Rehabilitation of the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine and author/coauthor of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) he has actively worked in the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) as Chair-Elect of the Section on Exercise Physiology, Treasurer (2008-10), President-Elect (2010-12) before becoming the EACPR President 2012-14. His focus for the EACPR is on expanding international cooperation in implementing cardiovascular disease prevention and on the production of the ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2015