Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Achenbach is the Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Erlangen, Germany. The main clinical interests of Stephan Achenbach are Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology as well as Cardiac Imaging. His research is focused on cardiac intervention and cardiac imaging, mainly computed tomography, with an emphasis on imaging of coronary atherosclerosis and imaging to support coronary and structural interventional procedures.
Stephan Achenbach was the Founding President of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Since September 2020 he is the President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and he was Chairperson of the ESC Congress Programme Committee 2016-2018. As such, he was in charge of the ESC Congresses 2017 in Barcelona and 2018 in Munich with approximately 30 000 attendees.
Stephan Achenbach has received several awards, including the Jan Brod Award for Clinical Research of the Medical School of Hannover, Germany (1999), the Thomas C. Cesario Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award, University of California Irvine School of Medicine (2007), the Simon Dack Award, American College of Cardiology (2009), the Gold Medal of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2015) and the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award of the British Institute of Radiology (2016). He was selected by AuntMinnie.com as the “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” in 2017, and he has repeatedly received the Best Teaching Award, Clinical Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).