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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Christoph Bode

University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen
Department of Cardiology and Angiology I
Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Department of Medicine III: Interdisciplinary medical intensive care


  • 1974-1980 University of Cologne
  • 1982-1983 Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Cologne (Prof. Stoffel)
  • 1984-1986 Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (Prof. Haber), Boston, MA, USA
  • 1986-1999 Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg (Prof. Kübler)
  • Since 1999 Chairman (C4) of Internal Medicine and Medical Director, Department of Medicine III, Medical Center – University of Freiburg and Medical Director,  Department of Cardiology and Angiology I, University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen

Focus of research

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Thrombosis / Coagulation

Selected publications

  • Gibson CM, Mehran R, Bode C, Halperin J, Verheugt FW, Wildgoose P, Birmingham M, Ianus J, Burton P, van Eickels M, Korjian S, Daaboul Y, Lip GY, Cohen M, Husted S, Peterson ED, Fox KA. Prevention of Bleeding in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing PCI. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016; 375:2423-2434.
  • Reinöhl J, Kaier K, Reinecke, Schmoor C, Frankenstein L Vach W, Cribier A, Beyersdorf F, Bode C, and Zehender M. Effect of Availability of Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement on Clinical Practice. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015; 373:2438-2447.
  • Mega JL, Braunwald E, Wiviott SD, Bassand JP, Bhatt DL, Bode C, Burton P, Cohen M, Cook-Bruns N, Fox KA, Goto S, Murphy SA, Plotnikov AN, Schneider D, Sun X, Verheugt FW, Gibson CM; the ATLAS ACS 2–TIMI 51 Investigators Rivaroxaban in Patients with a Recent Acute Coronary Syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 366:9-19.
  • Spaulding C, Henry P, Teiger E, Beatt K, Bramucci E, Carrié D, Slama MS, Merkely B, Erglis A, Margheri M, Varenne O, Cebrian A, Stoll HP, Snead DB, Bode C; TYPHOON Investigators. Sirolimus-eluting versus uncoatedstents in acute myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med. 2006; 355(11):1093-104.
  • Bode C, Matsueda GR, Hui KY, Haber E. Anti-body directed urokinase: a specific fibrinolytic agent. Science. 1985; 229:765-7.

Research methods

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Molecular Biology