Dr. Zeiher is Professor of Medicine and board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. He has served on the faculties of Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg from 1990 – 1995, as director of interventional cardiology and, since May 1995, Dr. Zeiher has been Chairman of Medicine in the Department of Cardiology / Angiology / Nephrology at the J. W. Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany.
Dr. Zeiher is the recipient of numerous awards, honors and grants and has published more than 400 original articles and reviews with over 40,000 citations. His current h-index is 105. According to a most recent analysis, Dr. Zeiher is ranked among the top 5 of the most cited authors working in Europe in the field of Cardiovascular and Circulation Research. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Zeiher is past-chairman of the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology. He served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Circulation, Circulation Research, European Heart Journal and others. Dr.Zeiher is currently the Co-Chairman of the Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS) of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
His research interests include basic and clinical aspects of vascular biology and atherosclerosis, the role of stem and progenitor cells for endogenous cardiovascular repair as well as their therapeutic application for regenerating cardiovascular function, and the use of biomarkers for risk prediction and therapeutic stratification of patients with acute coronary syndromes.