Head of the Center for Clinical Studies in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryBiography
Prof. Dr. Armin Zittermann is Head of the Center for Clinical Studies in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Heart and Diabetes Center in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. Prof. Zittermann also lectures at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Bonn on specific aspects of food security. His research focuses include the prevalence and the consequences of insufficient levels of vitamin D in humans, in particularly in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, Prof. Zittermann investigates the confounding factors on outcomes of cardiac surgery patients, including the influence of immunosuppressants in heart transplant patients. His scientific work includes various fields such as biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, nutrition, heart surgery and statistics. Prof. Zittermann has published more than 200 journal and book articles and has presented more than 250 lectures (national and international). He is a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and serves on the editorial board of various nutritional medicine journals.