Dr. Uwe Nixdorff



36 years of experience





Preventive Medicine

Procedures performed:

MRI, CT, Echo

Work Experience

Medical CEO

Hanako GmbH

Munich, Germany.

from 2015

Private Cardiology Practice

Düsseldorf, Germany.

from 2010

Medical CEO

European Prevention Center

Düsseldorf, Germany.

from 2010

Medical CEO

European Prevention Center

Berlin, Germany.

from 2007

Honoray Professor of Master study course “Master of Science in Preventive Medicine"

Dresden International University (DIU)

Dresden, Germany.

2010 - 2016

Medical CEO

European Prevention Center

Duisburg, Germany.

2007 - 2010

Private Cardiology Practice

Duisburg, Germany.

2007 - 2010

Research Fellow

Leibniz-Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster

Münster, Germany.

2006 - 2006


Friedrich-Alexander University Clinic Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2nd Medical Clinic

Erlangen, Germany.

1998 - 2004

Cardiology Supervision of Coronary Sport’s Group (secondary and tertiary cardiovascular prevention)

Hofheim/Ts., Germany.

1990 - 1998

Emergency Physician Service

Ortenberg, Germany.

1988 - 1990

Research Fellow

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Non-invasive Cardiac Laboratory

Boston, USA.

1989 - 1989

Research Fellow

Division of Cardiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Charlottesville, USA.

1989 - 1989

Research Fellow

Division of Cardiology, Michael Reese Hospital

Chicago, USA.

1988 - 1988


Johannes Gutenberg University Clinic, 2nd Medical Clinic

Mainz, Germany.

1987 - 1988


German Heart Center Munich, Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Munich, Germany.

1986 - 1987


Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Nixdorff is a German internist, cardiologist and sports physician. He is the owner of the cardiology practice and founder and medical director of the European Prevention Center (EPC) in Düsseldorf. Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff's focus is on preventive cardiovascular medicine, particularly on the early detection of atherosclerosis, i.e. stiffening, thickening, and calcification of the vascular wall with a specialism in comprehensive diagnostics (cross-sectional and functional diagnostics).

Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff studied human medicine from 1978 to 1985 at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. After a short period as a resident (1985-1986) at the German Heart Center (DHZ) in Munich, Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff switched to the II Medical Clinic at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and completed internal and also cardiological specialty designations. Several research stays in the USA followed in 1988 and 1989: at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, and at the Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston. At the same time, Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff worked as part of his scientific work until 1998 at the University Hospital in Mainz.

With the venia legendi (Licensed to teach) the teaching activity at the University Hospital Mainz took place as a private lecturer. From 1998 to 2004, Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff worked as a senior physician at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2003 he acquired an additional qualification in sports medicine. In 2005, Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff founded the European Prevention Center (EPC GmbH) initially with a location in Munich, then Berlin, and temporarily in Duisburg, later also in Düsseldorf. From 2007 to 2010 he also ran a private cardiology practice in Duisburg, then in Düsseldorf to this day. After further clinical and experimental work, Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff was appointed adjunct professor (APL) at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2008. In addition to his teaching activities there, Prof. Dr. med. Nixdorff was also a visiting professor of the master's program "Master of Science in Preventive Medicine (M.Sc.)" at the Dresden International University (DIU) in the years of 2010-2016. From 2015 to 2016 he was also the scientific director.


Cooper Institute / Clinic (Dr. Cooper), Dallas, USA


MD, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Witwatersrand University, Baragwanath Hospital



Reviewer Award European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (EHJCVI)


Elite Reviewer Award, European Heart Journal (EHJ)


2nd University Grounding Award by the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Business Plan- Competition (European Prevention Center)


1st Award of the Business Plan-Competition Best Excellence Rhein Main (European Prevention Center)


2000 Outstanding Europeans of the 21st Century (International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England)


Honour of an Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Cardiology: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century (International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England)


Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare (The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board)


Who's Who in Science and Engineering (The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board)


Who's Who in the World (The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board)


Who is Who in the Federal Republic of Germany. Biographic Encyclopaedia of leading men and women (Hübner´s Blaues Who is Who)


Best Poster Award of the 8th Essen-Mayo-Mainz Symposium


Award for Increasing the Stature and Contributing to the Success of the 2nd World Congress of Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound held in Beijing (China)


Best Abstract Award - Honourable Mention of the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound


Young Investigator's Award of the International Council on Electrocardiology



European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

European Association of Echocardiography (EAE)

European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)

Active Member of the ESC Task Force Life Event Committee

German Society of Cardiology (DGK)

German Society of Hypertension and Prevention

The Society for Prevention

Working Group of Preventive Cardiology

Commission for Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine of German Cardiac Society

ESC Task Force of German Cardiac Society

American Heart Association (AHA), Council on Clinical Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Council on Cardiac Sonography

International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)

The New York Academy of Science (NYAC)

German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM)

German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)

German Heart Foundation

German Society of Sport's Medicine

German Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (GSAAM)


60+ Original papers in journals with a scientific editorial board

10+ Case reports in journals with a scientific editorial board

60+ Review papers in journals with a scientific editorial board

10+ Review papers in journals without a scientific editorial board

150+ Published abstracts of scientific congresses and symposia

30+ Articles in books

650+ Lectures