Dr. Michael Bohm performed his medical training at the Medical School of Hannover in Germany. Residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Cardiology at the Ludwig Maximilians-Unversity in Munich/Germany at the Klinikum GroÃŸhadern; Heisenberg Graduate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Assistant and Associate Dr of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Universitat zu Koln in Germany. Dr Bohm is Director of the Klinik fur Innere Medizin III and Chief of Cardiology at the University of the Saarland in Homburg/Saar in Germany. Dr Bohm's special interest includes pathophysiology and therapy of heart failure. Particular, he is involved in studies on signal transduction in the failing heart and in vascular biology. Dr Bohm has been the principal investigator in several international multicenter studies. He has written more than 350 original papers, book chapters and review articles. He has obtained several awards of scientific societies. Dr Bohm is a reviewer for most recognized scientific journals in the cardiovascular field and chief editor Clinical Research in Cardiology. He is president of the German Society of Cardiology.