Lebenslauf CV


Since 08 / 2015Tenure Track Professor and Head of Preventive Sports Medicine, Department Sport, Exercise and Health (DSBG), University of Basel
2009 - 2015Deputy Director, Consultant and Research Fellow, Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine, DSBG
2007 - 2009

Senior Registrar and Research Assistant, Department of Prevention and Sport Medicine, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

2002 - 2007Registrar, II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Technische Universität München & German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
2000 - 2002House Officer, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany

Clinical and scientific qualifications

2018Hypertension Specialist; German Hypertension League (DHL)
2014Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), Nucleus Member: Section Primary Care (European Assoc. of Preventive Cardiology)
2013Habilitation (DSBG, University of Basel): “Endurance exercise and the cardiovasculature: the retinal microcirculation as a vascular biomarker”
2012Sports Medicine Certification, German Society of Sports Medicine (DGSP)
2009Cardiovascular and Preventive Medicine Certification, German Society for Prevention & Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease
2008Internal Medicine Certification (FMH)
2000Medical Doctorate (University of Freiburg, Germany/ Oxford, UK): “Aspects of L-arginine transport and availability in disease states: a comparative study

Selected research projects & interests

  • Exercise and vascular ageing in an older population (EXAMIN AGE Study): SNSF Funding (PI; 2015-2018)
  • Exercise and vascular health in children (EXAMIN YOUTH Study): SNSF Funding (PI; 2018-2021)
  • Exercise and vascular health in chronic cardiometabolic and inflammatory disease
  • Exercise immunology & epigenetics
  • Retinal Vessel Imaging