Tienush Rassaf, MD

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, West German Heart- and Vascular Center, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Tienush Rassaf is Professor for Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Vascular Medicine. He serves as the Department Head and Chair of the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Medical Director of the West German Heart- and Vascular Center, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Tienush Rassaf obtained his MD at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf In 2000. After completing his residency and attending at the Department of Cardiology, Pulmonary Diseases, Vascular Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, RWTH Aachen and in the Division of Cardiology, Pulmonary Diseases, Vascular Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, he joined the Division of Cardiology, Pulmonary Diseases, Vascular Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in 2013 as Vice-Director. After his postdoctoral research fellowships in Düsseldorf, Louisiana and Aachen he served as the leader of the CardioBioTech Research group of the Department of Cardiology, Pulmonary Pulmonary Diseases, Vascular Medicine at RWTH Aachen. In 2010 he became Heisenbergprofessor of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. Since 2016 he is Department Head and Chair of the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Medical Director of the West German Heart and Vascular Center Essen, University Duisburg-Essen.

Prof. Rassaf is member of several editorial boards.

His research interests concern particulary cardioprotection, myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, ischemic pre- and postconditioning, hypoxic vasolidation and the underlying signaling pathways of Nitrate-Nitrite-Nitric Oxide.

His clinical focus is interventional cardiology with focus on coronary interventions, interventional valve therapy and structural heart disease.