Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Henning Eckstein, FEBVS (Munich, Germany)
I served as president of the UEMS Board and Section of Vascular Surgery (2014-2015), the German Vascular Society (DGG, 2009-2010) and the VASCULAR INTERNATIONAL Foundation (2012-2015). I am a honorary member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VSGBI), the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS, USA) and the Hungarian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery. I was awarded an honorary doctorate by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2017 and by the Medical School of the University of Thessaly, Greece in 2018.
Currently I am a member of the Document Oversight Committee (DOC) of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS, USA) and belong to the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery respectively. Between 2013 and 2015 I served as chief editor of GEFAESSCHIRURGIE, the official journal of the vascular surgical societies of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
I am a dedicated academic vascular surgeon with a special interest in clinical trials, the vascular provision in Germany, and translational research of carotid and aortic diseases. I am one of the primary investigators of the SPACE trials and I am an active member of the ACST-2 Trial, the Carotid Stenosis Trialist Collaboration (CSTC) and the International Registry of Aortic Dissections (IRAD). I authored and co-authored more than 400 scientific articles, my citation rate is >5.700, the H-factor is 37 (Web of Science, October 2018). Currently I am the speaker of the German-Austrian Carotid Guideline working group and I was elected to co-chair the Carotid Guideline Group of the European Stroke Organization (ESO).
I have organized the Munich Vascular Biobank and the Section for Vascular Biology (head: Prof. Dr. L. Maegdefessel) at the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery/Vascular Center at the “Klinikum rechts der Isar”. I am also accredited as a scientist at the Munich Heart Alliance (MHA), which is one of the strongest partner sites of the state financed Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (DZHK).
Based on my strong interest in academic vascular surgery/medicine, I am organizing the multidisciplinary MUNICH VASCULAR CONFERENCE (MAC) since 2010. This international symposium is a platform for mutual exchange of vascular clinicians, basic and translational vascular researchers and specialists in innovative concepts of vascular imaging.