Director Berlin Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM)
Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR)
Charité Campus Mitte
Hessische Str. 3-4
Phone: +49-30-450-525 172
Fax: +49-30-450-525 972
Vera Regitz-Zagrosek received her medical degree from Saarland University and did her postdoc training at the Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Cardiology (Prof. Dr. W. Schaper) and at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, Dept. of Biochemistry. She completed her residency at the German Heart Institute Munich in 1985 and became senior fellow at the German Heart Institute Berlin with responsibility for a large cardiovascular outpatient department. In 1995 she became professor in Internal Medicine at free University of Berlin and in 2002 the first and only German professor of Cardiovascular Disease in Women at the Charite Berlin/Humboldt University. In 2003, she founded the Berlin Institute for Gender in Medicine (GiM) at the Charite, the working group on cardiovascular disease in women at the German cardiac society (DGK), the German and International Societies for Gender in Medicine (DGesGM, IGM) and served as founding president in both. She is Task Force leader of the European Society Cardioloy on cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy.
She is the founder and speaker of the DFG Graduate Course GK 754 and the Research Group FOR 1054 on “Sex-specific mechanisms of myocardial hypertrophy”. In the large European IP Eugeneheart, she is project leader and task leader for gender. She is PI in the pilot project “Gender Medicine” sponsored by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and in the Erasmus project EUGIM. She acts as reviewer for national and international funding organizations and journals. She published over 150 scientific papers (including Nature Reviews) and numerous book chapters and organizes yearly congresses.