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Department of cardiology

Dr. med. Richard Stern
cardiology, pulmonology and internal medicine

About the department

The department of cardiology at Academic Hospital Schlosspark Charlottenburg Berlin offers qualified medical help in the treatment of chronic cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular emergencies. The department in works in cooperation with the cardiology department at Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin. As a result, doctors save about 2,500 lives from sudden cardiac events yearly in both locations. The department is equipped with a modern rescue centre, intensive care unit, diagnostic centre, cardiac catheter labour and comfort bed wards. In addition, experienced specialists organise consultation hours for patients, where they provide diagnostics or give treatment advice. An extensive cardiological check-up is offered at the department at the highest standards.

The focus of the department is based on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, mainly coronary disease, heart valve diseases, heart anomalies, etc. The spectrum of the department's medical routines includes cardiac pacemaker implantation. In addition, cardiologists are proud of cardiac catheter systems to diagnose and treat coronary heart disease. The department is open around the clock for emergencies, such as heart attacks, myocardial infarction, etc.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostic unit:

  • ultrasound examination of the heart at rest and under stress (echocardiography)
  • electrocardiography (ECG) at rest and under stress
  • long-term ECG measurement (Holter monitor)
  • long-term blood pressure measurement
  • ergometry
  • coronarography
  • cardio CT
  • MRI
  • blood tests (troponin, LDG, CPK-MB)

Cardiac catheter labour:

  • diagnosis of coronary heart disease (myocardial infarction)
  • balloon dilatation
  • stent implantation
  • rotablation
  • antegrade and retrograde recanalization
  • thrombolysis 

Cardiac implants:

  • cardiac pacemakers implantation
  • CRT systems (cardiac resynchronisation therapy) implantation
  • ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) implantation

Structural heart disease treatment:

  • catheter-based closure of the PFO (persistent foramen ovale) 
  • TAVI (transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) for stenosis of the aortic valve
  • clipping for insufficiency of the mitral valve

Conservative treatment of heart diseases:

  • arterial hypertension
  • cardiac arrhythmia
  • cardiomyopathy 
  • myocarditis
  • pericarditis
  • endocarditis 
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Doctor profile


  • 1977-1984 Studied human medicine at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1981-1984 Experimental thesis at the Institute of Toxicology and the Embryo-Pharmacology (Prof. Merker)
  • 1993 Specialist in internal medicine
  • 1996 Sub-field designation cardiology


  • 1977-1981 Nurse at the Martin-Luther Hospital, Berlin
  • 1979-1982 Lecturer at the Institute of Anatomy at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1980-1984 Medical lecturer at the Berlin Seminar for medical personnel
  • 1985-1988 Physician Assistant at the Jewish Hospital of Berlin, Department of internal medicine (Chief Physician Dr. Kolmar)
  • 1988-1989 Assistant Physician at the Jewish Hospital of Berlin, Department of X-ray and nuclear medicine (Chief Physician Dr. Kolling)
  • 1989-1996 Physician Assistant at Benjamin Franklin University Hospital, Medical Clinic for Cardiology and Pulmonology (Chief Physician prof.  Schroeder, Head Doctor prof. School)
  • 1996-1997 Senior Cardiologist at the Martin-Luther Hospital in Berlin, Department of internal medicine (Chief Physician, Prof. Oltmany)
  • 1997-2005 Deputy Director and Senior Physician of the 1st Medical Clinic Cardiology and Intensive Care, Vivantes Clinic in Friedrichshain and Vivantes Clinic Am Urban, Vivantes (Clinic Director prof.  D. Andresen)
  • 2005-2012 Medical Director of the Center for heart failure at the Jewish Hospital Berlin (Chief Physician PD C. Bethge, Prof. K. Quantity)
  • Chief Physician of the Department of internal medicine I, cardiology at the Schlosspark Clinic in Berlin
  • Department of cardiology at Academic Hospital Schlosspark Charlottenburg Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German Society of Cardiology
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology
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