Prof. Dr. med. Felix Berger, Director of the Department of Congenital Heart Disease/Pediatric Cardiology at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, DHZB | Kai Abresch Photography © DHZB | Kai Abresch Photography

The Competence Network

The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is responsible for all subject-specific questions regarding the Competence Network’s activities. It decides on new projects.

  • Prof. Dr. med. Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Wolfram Scheible für Nationales Register © Wolfram Scheible für Nationales Register

    Prof. Dr. med. Hashim Abdul-Khaliq

    Elected member
    Chairperson

    Hashim Abdul-Khaliq is the Director of the Klinik für Kinderkardiologie at the Saarland University Hospital. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Boulos Asfour, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Boulos Asfour

    Elected member

    Boulos Asfour, born in 1960, is Director of the Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at the German Paediatric Heart Centre in Bonn. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Baumgartner, UKM © UKM

    Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Baumgartner

    Representative of the German Cardiac Society (DGK)
    Deputy Chairperson

    Helmut Baumgartner is Director of the Klinik für Kardiologie III: Center for Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects (EMAH) at the University Hospital Münster. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Beerbaum, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Philipp B. J. Beerbaum

    Elected member

    Philipp Beerbaum is Director of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine at Hannover Medical School. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Felix Berger, Kai Abresch Photography © Kai Abresch Photography

    Prof. Dr. med. Felix Berger

    Elected member

    Felix Berger is Director of the Clinic for Congenital Heart Defects and Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin (DHZB) and Director of the Department of Paediatry, Divison of Cardiology, at the Otto Heubner Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow Klinikum. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Ralph Grabitz, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Ralph Grabitz

    Representative of the National Register for Congenital Heart Defects

    Ralph Grabitz is Director of the University Clinic and Polyclinic for Pediatrics II of the University Hospital Halle (Saale) and Medical Director of the Specialist Center for Pediatrics and Human Genetics at the Medical Care Center of the University Hospital Halle (Saale).

  • Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Hasenfuß, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Hasenfuß

    Coopted member
    Representative of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)

    Gerd Hasenfuß is Director of the Department of Cardiology and Pneumology at the University Medical Center Göttingen and Chairman of the Heart Research Center Göttingen. He is a member of the board of the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK).

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    Prof. Dr. med. Michael Hofbeck

    Elected member

    Michael Hofbeck, born in 1956, is Full Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Medical Director of the Department of Pediatrics II of the Clinic for Children and Adolescents at the University Hospital Tübingen. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Sabine Klaassen, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Sabine Klaassen

    Elected member

    Sabine Klaassen works as a physician specialized in cardiomyopathies and genetics at the Department of Pediatrics with a focus on cardiology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. She also heads the research group on the genetics of congenital heart defects at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) of Charité and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Heiner Kramer, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Heiner Kramer

    Representative of the German Society of Paediatric Cardiology (DGPK)

    Hans-Heiner Kramer was Director of the Clinic for Congenital Heart Defects and Pediatric Cardiology at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, until March 31, 2019.

  • Dr. med. Irmtraut Kruck, privat © privat

    Dr. med. Irmtraut Kruck

    Representative of the Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen
    (the federal association of cardiologists in private practice) (BNK)

    The cardiologist Irmtraut Kruck is specialized in gender medicine and adults with congenital heart defects and was a member of the "EMAH Task Force" of the German associations of cardiology. Until 2017 she worked as a certified specialist for adults with congenital heart defects in the cardiological group practice Cardio Centrum Ludwigsburg/Bietigheim.– More

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    Dr. med. Siegrun Mebus

    Representative of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Niedergelassener Kinderkardiologen
    (association of pediatric cardiologists in private practice) (ANKK)

    Siegrun Mebus, is a physician in private practice in Eichwalde, Brandenburg. She is a specialist in paediatric and adolescent medicine and a paediatric cardiologist, and is specialized in adults with congenital heart defects.

  • Prof. Dr. med. Christian Schlensak, privat © privat

    Prof. Dr. med. Christian Schlensak

    Representative of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG)
    Deputy Chairperson

    Christian Schlensak, born in 1968, is Medical Director and Full Professor of the University Clinic for Thoracic Heart and Vascular Surgery at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and a certified pediatric cardiac surgeon. More

  • Prof. Dr. med. Oktay Tutarel, Heddergott / TUM © Heddergott / TUM

    Prof. Dr. med. Oktay Tutarel

    Elected member

    Oktay Tutarel was born in 1976 and is the head of the section “Adults with Congenital Heart Defects”, as well as a senior physician at the Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects at the German Heart Centre Munich, the clinic associated with the Technical University of Munich. More

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