Wolfram Doehner, MD, PhD, FESC, FHFA 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. He works at the Berlin Institute of Health-Center for Regenerative Medicine (BCRT) and at the Dept. of Cardiology at the Virchow hospital of the Charite University medical center. He holds also a position at the Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB).
He has worked before at the Franz Volhard-Klinik for Molecular Cardiology, Berlin, at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and at the Virchow Hospital of the Charité. He had earned an MD on studies on the forebrain cholinergic neurotransmission system in cognitive impairment and a PhD at the National Heart & Lung Institute of the Imperial College London, UK, on studies of impaired energy metabolism and insulin resistance in patients with chronic heart failure.
His research focus is on skeletal muscle metabolism, insulin sensitivity and abnormal muscle wasting in chronic diseases and during rehabilitation. He initiated and is involved in several clinical trials both multicentre CRT as well as IIT’s investigating novel interventions on energy metabolism and to prevent or reverse muscle wasting. He contributes as national or local PI to a range of national and international studies.
He published more than 459 publications (h index 55) in scientific and peer reviewed journals and book chapters with >12,000 citations (ResearchGate Feb.’20). He is associate editor of a number of scientific journals and is regularly invited speaker at national and international meetings. He is actively contributing to various activities of the ESC and its scientific bodies: co-chair of the HFA Committee on Comorbidities (2018-20) and chair (2016-20) of the HFA study group on Heart & Brain Interaction, secretary of the section on rehabilitation of the European Association on Preventive Cardiology (EAPC, 2018-20). He is a member of the ESC clinical program committee (2014-2020).
He is currently chairman of the ESC council on stroke and was appointed the co-chair of the Heart Failure 2020 congress & World congress on Acute Heart Failure.