Professor Ulrich Laufs
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Chair of Cardiology and an Interventional Cardiologist at Leipzig University Hospital
Ulrich Laufs is Chair of Cardiology and an Interventional Cardiologist at Leipzig University Hospital, as well as Professor of Cardiology at Leipzig University, Germany. After completing his training at the University of Hamburg, he served a residency at the University of Cologne and spent 2 years as post-doctoral researcher at the Cardiovascular Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA. Since that time, Professor Laufs has published multiple experimental and clinical studies on the regulation of cardiovascular function by lipoproteins and lipid-modifying medications. Subsequently, he also undertook fellowships at the University of Cologne and the University of Saarland. Before moving to Leipzig in 2017, he was Professor for Clinical and Experimental Medicine and served as Vice-chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medicine at the University of Saarland in Homburg, Germany. Professor Laufs heads a research group focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms, and clinical studies of cardiovascular prevention. He is member of the nucleus of the working groups on ‘heart failure’, ‘heart and brain’ and ‘prevention’ of the German Society of Cardiology, and is a member of the federal drug commissions of the German Physicians and German Pharmacists. Laufs serves in several editorial boards and as Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal. Professor Laufs has received numerous honours, including a first place in the Young Investigator Award of the American College of Cardiology, the Population Sciences Award of the European Society of Cardiology, the Paul Martini Award, and the Albert Fraenkel Award of the German Cardiac Society. As a longstanding member of the European Atherosclerosis Society he enjoys the interdisciplinary and international scientific interaction within the society.