Prof. Dr. med. univ. Roland Tilz will take over the management of the Clinic for Rhythmology at the Lübeck Campus. Prof. Tilz had already been head of the electrophysiology department since 2015 and had been deputy director of the Medical Clinic II of the UKSH since 2017. After his studies at the Karl Franzens University, Graz (Austria), with stays in London and Lyon, he worked since 2003 as an assistant physician, first in Cambridge and Bedford (Great Britain), at the Klinikum Bayreuth and, from 2006, at the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg, where he received his accreditation as a specialist in internal medicine in 2009 and cardiology in 2010. In the same year, Tilz took over as head of the electrophysiology laboratory for robotic navigation and the clinic's atrial fibrillation outpatient clinic and became a senior physician in cardiology in 2013. In 2014, he habilitated at Eppendorf University Hospital and received his Venia Legendi for Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Prof. Tilz has been W2 Professor of Invasive Electrophysiology at the University of Lübeck since 2016 and is an active member of numerous scientific societies. As section head of Medical Clinic II, he provided a variety of impulses for further development of the field by establishing innovative technologies, setting up a training centre of the European Heart Rhythm Society (EHRA), and certification of the site as one of the first atrial fibrillation centres of the German Society of Cardiology (DGK). In his new position as Clinic Director, Prof. Tilz would like to strengthen the University Heart Center Lübeck further and, together with the Clinic for Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery (Prof. Dr. Stephan Ensminger) and the Medical Clinic II (Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Eitel), advance the Lübeck site clinically and scientifically. In addition to all other things, the enthusiasm and promotion of young medical talents are a central objective for him.
Scientific Contact: Prof. Dr. med. univ. Roland Tilz, Klinik für Rhythmologie, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Tel.: 0431 500- 44511, Roland.Tilz@uksh.de
Source: Press Release UKSH