Wolfram Doehner, MD, PhD, FESC

Wolfram Doehner is Professor of Interdisciplinary Stroke Research at the Charité –

Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He is a Cardiologist and specialist for internal medicine and for nutritional medicine and works at the Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB) and at the Department of Cardiology at the Charité (Campus Virchow).

He has previously worked at the Franz Volhard-Klinik for Molecular Cardiology, Berlin, at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and at the Virchow Hospital of the Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin. He had earned an MD at the University of Leipzig on experimental (animal model) studies on cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease and foetal alcohol syndrome, and a PhD at the National Heart & Lung Institute of the Imperial College London, UK, on metabolic and vascular studies in heart failure, particularly on studies of impaired energy metabolism and insulin resistance in patients with chronic heart failure.

His research focus is on metabolic changes and skeletal muscle metabolism in chronic diseases and during rehabilitation after acute illness, particularly in patients with cardiovascular diseases, stroke and heart failure. Muscle metabolic and functional abnormalities, catabolism, sarcopenia, endothelium dysfunction, insulin resistance and hyperuricaemia are among the topics of his research. The pathophysiologic studies involve a wide range of clinical and experimental (animal models) methods. Observational studies and interventional proof of principle studies are conducted to investigate novel concepts of targeted metabolic interventions on energy metabolism and to prevent or reverse muscle wasting.

Professor Doehner has published more than 200 publications (h index 33) in peer reviewed journals and book chapters and is a regularly invited speaker at national and international meetings. He is associate editor of a number of scientific journals in the field of cardiology and metabolism and invited ad hoc reviewer of >70 peer reviewed medical Journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, European Heart Journal and JACC. He is a founding member of the International Cachexia Society and the Chair of the study group on Heart & Brain Interaction of the HFA and is active in National (DGK) and European scientific bodies (HFA of the ESC and EACPR of the ESC).