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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany


Department of Cardiology and Angiology


Christian Hamm

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Hamm

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1973-1976 Medizin- und Germanistikstudium Universität Mainz
  • 1976-1979 Medizinstudium Universität Hamburg
  • 1979 Promotion an der Universität Hamburg Dissertationsthema: Durchblutung und Stoffwechsel des Myokards bei Patienten mit Aortenstenosen
  • 1980/81 Research Fellow im Ischaemic Heart Research Unit, University of CapeTown (Prof. L. Opie) als Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgesellschaft
  • 1981 - 1998 Abteilung für Kardiologie, Universitätskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Professor W. Bleifeld / Prof. T. Meinertz)
  • 1989 Habilitation für das Fach „Innere Medizin“
  • 1995 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor für Innere Medizin der Universität Hamburg
  • 1996 Berufung auf C3-Universitätsprofessur auf Zeit an der Kardiologischen Abteilung des Universitätskrankenhauses Eppendorf in Hamburg
  • seit 1999 Direktor der Abteilung Kardiologie, Kerckhoff-Klinik, Bad Nauheim
  • 2002 Wahl in die Klinische Kommission der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie
  • seit 2004 Vorstandsmitglied der European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • 2004 Wahl zum Councillor des Vorstandes der European Society of Cardiology
  • seit 2004 Ärztlicher Direktor und Geschäftsführer der Kerckhoff-Klinik
  • 2006-2008 Secretary/Treasurer der European Society of Cardiology
  • 2008 W3 Stiftungslehrstuhl für Kardiologie an der J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt
  • 2011 Kommissarischer Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik I, Kardiologie / Angiologie des Universitätsklinikums Gießen - Marburg
  • 2012 Tagungspräsident der 41. Jahrestagung Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- u. Gefäßchirurgie

The Department of Cardiology and Angiology (Department of Internal Medicine I) at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian Hamm, offers treatment for patients with acute and chronic diseases from all fields of cardiology and angiology at the highest level and with particular attention to relevant recommendations. The Department has a special competence in the field of interventional coronary revascularization and other cardiac interventions, electrophysiology and non-invasive imaging with CT and MRI.

The University Hospital Giessen provides patient care in the Intensive Care Unit, Medical Care Station with both single and double patient rooms, Day Hospital, Outpatient Clinic, as well as in 3 state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. All these facilities create opportunities for patient care at the highest professional level. There are used all relevant diagnostic and treatment methods. The Department annually performs over 4,000 cardiac catheterizations. 

An important focus of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian Hamm is placed on the implantation and maintenance of installed electronic devices, including implantable cardiac monitors, pacemakers, implantable-cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac contractility modulation devices (CCM/Optimizer®), as well as baroreceptor stimulation devices. The surgical procedures can be performed in one of the state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the University Hospital Giessen or in the hybrid operating room, which is shared with the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery. There are implanted devices from all manufacturers, depending on the patient’s needs. 

The focuses of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital Giessen include:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Rhythmology
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Chest Pain Unit (CPU)
  • Angiology
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart Failure Unit (HFU)
  • Sports cardiology and preventive medicine

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital Giessen ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases!

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