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Prof. Dr.
Franz-Josef Neumann

University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen
Department of Cardiology and Angiology II
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-7633-402-2001


  • 1980-1982 Physician Scientist, Department of Physiology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 1983-1992 Physician, since 1991 Senior Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Heidelberg
  • 1992-2001 Senior staff physician, since 1996 associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine 1, Technical University of Munich
  • 2001-2012 Excecutive Medical Director, Heart Center Bad Krozingen
  • Since 2012 Medical Director, Department of  Cardiology and Angiology II, University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen
  • Since 2014 Full Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardio-Vascular Diseases (Benedikt Kreutz Stiftungsprofessur, W3), University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Individualized antithrombotic therapy in cardiovascular diseases
  • Percutaneous catheter intervention for complex coronary lesions
  • Diagnosis and therapy of aortic valve disease

Selected publications

  • Pache G, Schoechlin S, Blanke P, Dorfs S, Jander N, Arepalli CD, Gick M, Buettner HJ, Leipsic J, Langer M, Neumann FJ, Ruile P. Early hypo-attenuated leafl et thickening in balloonexpandable transcatheter aortic heart valves. Eur Heart J. 2016; 37:2263-71.
  • Stratz C, Bömicke T, Younas I, Kittel A, Amann M, Valina CM, Nührenberg T, Trenk D, Neumann FJ, Hochholzer W. Comparison of immature platelet count to established predictors of platelet reactivity during thienopyridine therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016; 68:286-93.
  • Ferenc M, Gick M, Comberg T, Rothe J, Valina C, Toma A, Löffelhardt N, Hochholzer W, Riede F, Kienzle RP, Achtari A, Neumann FJ. Culotte stenting vs. TAP stenting for treatment of de-novo coronary bifurcation lesions with the need for side-branch stenting. Eur Heart J. 2016; 37:3399-3405.
  • Stone GW, Witzenbichler B, Weisz G, Rinaldi MJ, Neumann FJ, Metzger DC, Henry TD, Cox DA, Duffy PL, Mazzaferri E, Gurbel PA, Xu K, Parise H, Kirtane AJ, Brodie BR, Mehran R, Stuckey TD; ADAPT-DES Investigators. Platelet reactivity and clinical outcomes after coronary artery implantation of drug-eluting stents.Lancet. 2013; 382:614-23.
  • Trenk D, Stone GW, Gawaz M, Kastrati A, Angiolillo DJ, Muller U, Richardt G, Jakubowski JA, Neumann FJ. A randomized trial of prasugrel versus clopidogrel in patients with high platelet reactivity on clopidogrel after elective percutaneous coronary intervention with implantation of drug-eluting stents. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012; 59:2159-2164.