1986 …2024

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Professor Schunkert (b. 1959) is a clinically active cardiologist carrying out research in the field of molecular biology and the genetics of multifactorial cardiovascular diseases. He is/has been coordinator of several (inter)national (DZHK-, BMBF-, EU-, Leducq-) research consortia investigating the genetic causes of myocardial infarction (Scopus H-index: 96).

After completing medical school, Professor Schunkert started his residency at RWTH Aachen University. He was then offered a research fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). His next position was at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, where he was appointed as instructor in medicine. He then moved to Regensburg, completed his training in internal medicine and cardiology both at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and at the University Hospital Regensburg, and was appointed Associate Professor (C3) and head of the attending staff at the latter. From 2002 to 2012, Professor Schunkert was Full Professor (C4) and Director of the Department for Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Lübeck. In 2012, he was offered the Chair of Cardiology at TUM. He is the director of the cardiology department at the German Heart Centre Munich.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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  • A genomic mutational constraint map using variation in 76,156 human genomes

    Genome Aggregation Database Consortium, 4 Jan 2024, In: Nature. 625, 7993, p. 92-100 9 p.

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    41 Scopus citations
  • A Ten-Year Follow-Up Study of the Association Between Uric Acid and Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

    Ndrepepa, G., Kufner, S., Cassese, S., Joner, M., Xhepa, E., Wiebe, J., Sager, H. B., Kessler, T., Laugwitz, K. L., Schunkert, H. & Kastrati, A., 1 Apr 2024, In: American Journal of Cardiology. 216, p. 19-26 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    1 Scopus citations
  • Author Correction: A genomic mutational constraint map using variation in 76,156 human genomes (Nature, (2024), 625, 7993, (92-100), 10.1038/s41586-023-06045-0)

    Genome Aggregation Database Consortium, 1 Feb 2024, In: Nature. 626, 7997, p. E1

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    Open Access
  • Inferring compound heterozygosity from large-scale exome sequencing data

    Guo, M. H., Francioli, L. C., Stenton, S. L., Goodrich, J. K., Watts, N. A., Singer-Berk, M., Groopman, E., Darnowsky, P. W., Solomonson, M., Baxter, S., Abreu, M., Salinas, C. A. A., Ahmad, T., Albert, C. M., Alföldi, J., Ardissino, D., Armean, I. M., Atzmon, G., Banks, E., Barnard, J., & 212 othersBaxter, S. M., Beaugerie, L., Benjamin, E. J., Benjamin, D., Bergelson, L., Boehnke, M., Bonnycastle, L. L., Bottinger, E. P., Bowden, D. W., Bown, M. J., Brant, S., Calvo, S. E., Campos, H., Chambers, J. C., Chan, J. C., Chao, K. R., Chapman, S., Chasman, D., Chen, S., Chisholm, R. L., Cho, J., Chowdhury, R., Chung, M. K., Chung, W. K., Cibulskis, K., Cohen, B., Collins, R. L., Connolly, K. M., Correa, A., Covarrubias, M., Cummings, B., Dabelea, D., Danesh, J., Darbar, D., Denny, J., Donnelly, S., Duggirala, R., Dupuis, J., Ellinor, P. T., Elosua, R., Emery, J., England, E., Erdmann, J., Esko, T., Evangelista, E., Farjoun, Y., Fatkin, D., Ferriera, S., Florez, J., Franke, A., Färkkilä, M., Gabriel, S., Garimella, K., Gauthier, L. D., Gentry, J., Getz, G., Glahn, D. C., Glaser, B., Glatt, S. J., Goldstein, D., Gonzalez, C., Groop, L., Gudmundsson, S., Gupta, N., Haessly, A., Haiman, C., Hall, I., Hanis, C., Harms, M., Hiltunen, M., Holi, M. M., Hultman, C. M., Jalas, C., Jeandet, T., Kallela, M., Kaplan, D., Kaprio, J., Kathiresan, S., Kenny, E., Kim, B. J., Kim, Y. J., Kirov, G., Koenig, Z., Kooner, J., Koskinen, S., Krumholz, H. M., Kugathasan, S., Kwak, S. H., Laakso, M., Lake, N., Langsford, T., Laricchia, K. M., Lehtimäki, T., Lek, M., Lipscomb, E., Llanwarne, C., Loos, R. J. F., Lubitz, S. A., Luna, T. T., Ma, R. C. W., Marcus, G. M., Marrugat, J., Martin, A. R., Mattila, K. M., McCarroll, S., McCarthy, M. I., McCauley, J., McGovern, D., McPherson, R., Meigs, J. B., Melander, O., Metspalu, A., Meyers, D., Minikel, E. V., Mitchell, B. D., Mootha, V. K., Munshi, R., Naheed, A., Nazarian, S., Nilsson, P. M., Novod, S., O’Donnell-Luria, A. H., O’Donovan, M. C., Okada, Y., Ongur, D., Orozco, L., Owen, M. J., Palmer, C., Palmer, N. D., Palotie, A., Park, K. S., Pato, C., Petrillo, N., Phu, W., Poterba, T., Pulver, A. E., Rader, D., Rahman, N., Reiner, A., Remes, A. M., Rhodes, D., Rich, S., Rioux, J. D., Ripatti, S., Roazen, D., Roden, D. M., Rotter, J. I., Ruano-Rubio, V., Sahakian, N., Saleheen, D., Salomaa, V., Saltzman, A., Samani, N. J., Scharf, J., Schleicher, M., Schunkert, H., Schönherr, S., Seaby, E., Seed, C., Shah, S. H., Shand, M., Shoemaker, M. B., Shyong, T., Silverman, E. K., Sklar, P., Smith, J. G., Smith, J. T., Soininen, H., Sokol, H., Son, R. G., Soto, J., Spector, T., Stevens, C., Stitziel, N., Sullivan, P. F., Suvisaari, J., Tai, E. S., Talkowski, M. E., Tarasova, Y., Taylor, K. D., Teo, Y. Y., Tibbetts, K., Tolonen, C., Tsuang, M., Tuomi, T., Turner, D., Tusie-Luna, T., Vartiainen, E., Vawter, M., Vittal, C., Wade, G., Wang, A., Wang, Q., Ware, J. S., Watkins, H., Weersma, R. K., Weisburd, B., Wessman, M., Whiffin, N., Wilson, M. W., Wilson, J. G., Xavier, R. J., Yohannes, M. T., Tiao, G., Neale, B. M., Hirschhorn, J. N., Rehm, H. L., Daly, M. J., O’Donnell-Luria, A., Karczewski, K. J., MacArthur, D. G. & Samocha, K. E., Jan 2024, In: Nature Genetics. 56, 1, p. 152-161 10 p.

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    1 Scopus citations
  • Integration of a polygenic score into guideline-recommended prediction of cardiovascular disease

    Li, L., Pang, S., Starnecker, F., Mueller-Myhsok, B. & Schunkert, H., 21 May 2024, In: European Heart Journal. 45, 20, p. 1843-1852 10 p.

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    2 Scopus citations