Cardiologist and founder of the Institute of Gender in Medicine and of the International Society Gender Medicine (IGM). Coordinator of 3 gender related European projects, EUGENMED – Roadmap to Gender implementation in Biomedicine, EUGIM -European Curriculum in Gender Medicine, and GENCAD – Gender in coronary artery disease. Coordinator of the first DFG Research projects on Sex and Gender, 2001 -2015, “Gender in myocardial hypertrophy” and the pilot project “Gender Medicine” (BMBF). Task Force Leader for the Guidelines “Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy” of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Focus of work: sex- and gender specific mechanisms in cardiovascular diseases.