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Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Achenbach is the Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Erlangen, Germany.  The main clinical interests of Stephan Achenbach are Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology  as well as Cardiac Imaging. His research is focused on cardiac intervention and cardiac imaging, mainly computed tomography, with an emphasis on imaging of coronary atherosclerosis and imaging to support coronary and structural interventional procedures.

Stephan Achenbach  serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and is on the Editorial Board of several other journals. He was the Founding President of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He is a Board Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the current Chairperson of the ESC Congress Programme Committee. As such, he is in charge of ESC Congress 2018 in Munich (August 25-29, 2018), for which approximately 30 000 attendees are expected.

Stephan Achenbach has received several awards, including the Jan Brod Award for Clinical Research of the Medical School of Hannover, Germany (1999), the Thomas C. Cesario Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award, University of California Irvine School of Medicine (2007), the Simon Dack Award, American College of Cardiology (2009), the Gold Medal of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2015),  and the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award of the British Institute of Radiology (2016), he was selected by as the “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” in 2017,  and  he has repeatedly received the Best Teaching Award, Clinical Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

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