Clinician Scientists in der kardiovaskulären Medizin: Positionspapier der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftForschungsartikelBeigetragenBegutachtung


  • Ingo Hilgendorf - , Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Autor:in)
  • Johannes Backs - , Universität Heidelberg (Autor:in)
  • Stephan Baldus - , Universität zu Köln (Autor:in)
  • Jessy Chen - , Universität Heidelberg (Autor:in)
  • David Duncker - , Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) (Autor:in)
  • Ali El-Armouche - , Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie (Autor:in)
  • Norbert Frey - , Universität Heidelberg (Autor:in)
  • Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner - , Philipps-Universität Marburg (Autor:in)
  • Victoria Johnson - , Justus Liebig University Giessen (Autor:in)
  • Stephan Künzel - , Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie (Autor:in)
  • Kai C. Wollert - , Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) (Autor:in)
  • Andreas Zeiher - , Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Autor:in)
  • Hendrik B. Sager - , Technische Universität München (Autor:in)


Policy makers in academic medicine, the educational and research sectors, and industry all agree: clinician scientists, physicians engaged in research, are the key to translating and implementing innovative therapeutic concepts into clinical practice. To this end, research on cardiovascular diseases, which cause most cases of death in the world, must be prioritized. Following internal group discussions and surveying physicians working in university hospitals and affiliated research institutes, the German Cardiac Society thoroughly analyzed the current and future situation and role of clinician scientists in cardiovascular medicine. Modern cardiology at university hospitals is characterized by higher workloads with more patients, shorter hospital stays, and increasingly more complex interventions, making it difficult for physicians and department heads to combine their research interests and activities with their clinical duties and training. This position paper discusses possibilities to improve working conditions and career perspectives for clinician scientists in cardiovascular medicine.


Seiten (von - bis)6-11
FachzeitschriftDie Kardiologie : die Fortbildungszeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie, Herz- und Kreislaufforschung
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Feb. 2023

Externe IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-2514-9429/work/151437828


Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung


  • Cardiology, Career perspectives, Physicians engaged in research, Recommendations, Surveys