Eckhard U. Alt, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at Technische Universität in Munich, Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans LA, is the Todd and Linda Broin Distinguished Professor and Chair at Sanford University SD and was Professor at the University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX.
Dr. Alt received his medical degree as Valedictorian from Heidelberg Medical School. After two years in cardiac surgery at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, he completed his education at Rechts der Isar Medical Center of the Technische Universität Munich in Internal Medicine/Cardiology and became one of the youngest professors there. He is a frequent reviewer and serves on the Editorial Boards of respected journals. From 2001 to 2007, he was President of the International Cardiac and Electrophysiology Society. Prof. Alt has organized major national and international congresses, authored more than 500 publications in peer reviewed journals, books and book chapters. His scientific publications have been cited by other scientists more than 14 000 times, his h factor is over 60.
He is a highly sought after global lecturer. His innovative spirit is demonstrated by more than 650 world-wide patents he has been granted, primarily in the fields of Stem Cells, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He has introduced an impressive number of new therapies to clinical practice, including novel methods and devices such as Rate-adaptive Pacing, Defibrillators, Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Stem Cell Treatment. His contributions have substantially influenced the modern practice of medicine. Prof. Alt was elected among the leading 1,000 physicians in Germany, the magazine ‘Focus’ rated him among the “Best 12 Cardiologists in Germany”. He received the Hahn Research Award from the European Society of Thoracic Surgery and from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam the prestigous Andreas Gruentzig Ethica Award as Best Experimental Researcher. In 2009 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in Munich and Health Care Hero and Innovator of the Year in Houston, TX.
Dr Alt is also Chairman of the Board of the Isar Klinikum in Munich and of InGeneron Inc. in Houston TX. In addition to being a reknown physician, scientist, profilic researcher and inventor, Prof. Alt is deeply committed to charity in Germany, USA and Africa.