Prof. Regitz-Zagrosek received her medical degree in 1979 from Saarland University and completed her fellowship in clinical cardiology at Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Madison, Wisconsin. She also completed her residency at the German Heart Institute Munich, where she served as Chief Medical Resident.
In 2002 she became the first and only German professor of Cardiovascular Disease in Women at the Charité Berlin. In 2003, she founded the Berlin Institute for Gender in Medicine (GiM) and is President of the International Society for Gender in Medicine (IGM). The aim of the GiM is the systematic analysis of sex and gender differences in medicine and its introduction into medical education.
The research interests of Vera Regitz-Zagrosek include sex and gender differences in cardiovascular disease, estrogen receptors and molecular and genetic mechanisms in heart failure. She leads and participates in major projects funded by European Union, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German Research Foundation (DFG) and in industry sponsored projects.
Kararigas G, Bito V, Tinel H, Becher E, Baczko I, Knosalla C, Albrecht B, Sipido KR, Regitz-Zagrosek V. Transcriptome characterization of estrogen-treated human myocardium identifies MYLIP as a sex-specific element influencing contractile function. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59:410-417, 4.
Guo W, Schafer S, Greaser ML, Radke MH, Liss M, Govindarajan T, Maatz H, Schulz H, Li S, Parrish AM, Dauksaite V, Vakeel P, Klaassen S, Gerull B, Thierfelder L, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Hacker TA, Saupe KW, Dec GW, Ellinor PT, Macrae CA, Spallek B, Fischer R, Perrot A, Ozcelik C, Saar K, Hubner N, Gotthardt M. Rbm20, a gene for hereditary cardiomyopathy, regulates titin splicing. Nat Med. 2012, 25.
Regitz-Zagrosek V, Lundqvist CB, Borghi C, Cifkova R, Ferreira R, Foidart JM, Gibbs JS, Gohlke-Baerwolf C, Gorenek B, Iung B, Kirby M, Maas AH, Morais J, Nihoyannopoulos P, Pieper PG, Presbitero P, Roos-Hesselink JW, Schaufelberger M, Seeland U, Torracca L, Bax J, Auricchio A, Baumgartner H, Ceconi C, Dean V, Deaton C, Fagard R, Funck-Brentano C, Hasdai D, Hoes A, Knuuti J, Kolh P, McDonagh T, Moulin C, Poldermans D, Popescu BA, Reiner Z, Sechtem U, Sirnes PA, Torbicki A, Vahanian A, Windecker S, Aguiar C, Al-Attar N, Garcia AA, Antoniou A, Coman I, Elkayam U, Gomez-Sanchez MA, Gotcheva N, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Kiss RG, Kitsiou A, Konings KT, Lip GY, Manolis A, Mebaaza A, Mintale I, Morice MC, Mulder BJ, Pasquet A, Price S, Priori SG, Salvador MJ, Shotan A, Silversides CK, Skouby SO, Stein JI, Tornos P, Vejlstrup N, Walker F, Warnes C. Esc guidelines on the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy: The task force on the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy of the european society of cardiology (esc). Eur Heart J. 2011, 10.
Kendel F, Gelbrich G, Wirtz M, Lehmkuhl E, Knoll N, Hetzer R, Regitz-Zagrosek V. Predictive relationship between depression and physical functioning after coronary surgery. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:1717-1721 10.6
Petrov G, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Lehmkuhl E, Krabatsch T, Dunkel A, Dandel M, Dworatzek E, Mahmoodzadeh S, Schubert C, Becher E, Hampl H, Hetzer R. Regression of Myocardial Hypertrophy After Aortic Valve Replacement - Faster in Women? Circulation 2010; 122:S23-S28, 14.4