PD Dr. med. Claudia Walther
Zentrum der Inneren Medizin Med. Klinik III Kardiologie, Angiologie, Nephrologie
Claudia Walther, born in 1966, is senior physician in the Department of Cardiology, Clinic III Cardiology, Angiology, Nephrology at the University Hospital Frankfurt.
Claudia Walther studied human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. The cardiologist and certified ACHD expert began her medical career in 1995 as an assistant doctor at the Heart Center of the University of Leipzig under Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Schuler. Here she established, among other things, the cardiac sports group of the Leipzig Heart Center. In 1997, Claudia Walther received her doctorate at the University of Leipzig on the topic "Evaluation of a new scaffold-free biological mitral valve prosthesis - the quadricusp mitral valve (QMV)". Since 2005, she has headed the scientific prevention project "Leipzig School Project" in cooperation with the Institute of Sports Medicine at the University of Leipzig under Prof. Dr. med. Martin Busse. In 2015, she habilitated at the University of Leipzig with her research work entitled "Influence of daily physical education on cardiovascular parameters in school children. A pilot project for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases". Claudia Walther first became a senior physician at the Heart Center of the University of Leipzig in 2009 before moving to the Department of Cardiology at the Kerckhoff Clinic in Bad Nauheim under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian Wilhelm Hamm in 2010. From 2011 to 2018 she was responsible for the "Mitral Valve Program", the organization of the valve consultation hours and the catheter-interventional treatment of mitral valve patients. Since 2018, she has been responsible for these areas as senior consultant in the Department of Cardiology of Clinic III of the University of Frankfurt under Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Zeiher. The cardiologist specializing in interventional cardiology conducts research in the areas of heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, interventional cardiology and functional coronary diagnostics. She is a member of the German Society of Cardiology - Cardiovascular Research (DGK) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).