Curriculum Vitae - Universitätsklinikum Würzburg



Curriculum Vitae - Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Curriculum Vitae
Personal data
Name: Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Ritter
Business address:
Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Department of Internal Medicine I
Oberdürrbacher Str. 6
97080 Würzburg
Education and Employment
Education and Training
Medical studies at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Emory University
in Georgia, USA
Doctoral theses; Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology University of
Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. I. Morano
Medical studies at University of Texas, Texas Heart Institute (Houston, USA)
Positions and Employment
Clinical and research assistant at the Max Delbruck Center for molecular medicine,
Franz Volhard Klinik des Virchow-Klinikums der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
(Prof. R. Dietz)
2.5 years research fellow at the Max Delbruck Center for molecular medicine, Berlin
group of Prof. I. Morano (Head: Prof. D. Ganten)
Clinical and research assistant in the department of Cardiology at the University
Hospital Würzburg, group of Prof. L. Neyses (Head: Prof. Dr. G. Ertl)
Consultant for internal medicine
Consultant for cardiology
State doctorate for internal medicine
Chief resident cardiac electrophysiology Medizinische Klinik I der Universität
Head of the molecular cardiology laboratory
Senior physician for cardiology and electrophysiology Medizinische Klinik I der
Universität Würzburg
Head of the electrophysiology department, Department of Internal Medicine I,
University Hospital of Würzburg
Adjunct professor
Head of emergency room and intensive care unit, Department of Internal Medicine
I, University Hospital of Würzburg
Scientific Data
 Main interests
Development of Chagas Cardiomyopathy, Influence of Nitric oxide synthases and NO,
interventional cardiology, interventional electrophysiology, device implantation (SM, ISD, CRT),
intensive care.
 Ongoing research support
The calcineurin signalling pathway
CALPORTIN Pharmaceuticals
Chagas cardiomyopathy
nNOS-CAPON interaction in a model of transgenic conditional myocardium-specific
nuclear transport in heart failure as mechanism of signal transduction
nuclear calcium in heart failure as mechanism of signal transduction
development of pacing leads for magnetic resonance imaging
invasive electrophysiology and ablations in magnetic resonance environment
 Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Federal Ministry of Education and Research),
Ernst and Berta Grimmke Foundation, Oscar and Helen Schuster Foundation, German Research
Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG), German Foundation for Cardiovascular
Research, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research at the University of Würzburg, Max
Schaldach Scholarship of the German Association for Cardiology, Bavarian Research-Foundation,
Industrial Sponsorship
 Memberships
German Cardiac Society (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie): work groups for telemonitoring,
cardiomyopathy, myocardial function and energetics
European Society of Cardiology; Heart Failure Association; Heart Rhythm Association
European Muscle Conference;
University Union Würzburg (Universitätsbund Würzburg)
Reviewer positions (selection)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG German Research Foundation), EU, Netherlands
Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Circulation, FASEB Journal, Cardiovascular Research,
Basic Research in Cardiology, International Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Molecular Medicine,
Heart and Rhythm, PLoS One
 Awards/special achievements/honors
2002 Grant of Oskar and Helene Schusters‘ Foundation
2004 Max Schaldach Grant of German Cardiac Society
2007 Northern Bavarian Business Plan Competition of “Netzwerk Nordbayern”
2007 Start-up Award of Universities (Hochschulgründerpreis)
2009 „Trautweinpreis“ of German Cardiac Society
Business Grant of chamber of commerce and industry: Foundation of “Calportin pharmaceuticals”
 Publications

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