Professor Christoph Nienaber is an internationally recognised consultant cardiologist based in London who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic pathology. His areas of expertise include non-surgical aortic interventions in dissection, aneurysm and coarctation of the aorta. He is an expert in complex coronary interventions, non-invasive diagnostics, hypertension (high blood pressure), inherited heart diseases and thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Professor Nienaber began his academic career at University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. He then took a temporary position at the University California School of Medicine before returning to Hamburg. From there he chaired internal medicine and cardiology at Rostock University Hospital in Germany.
He began practising in the UK in 2015 when he was appointed as a consultant in Cardiology and Aortopathy at Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He is now a member of the British Society of Interventional Cardiology and an internationally renowned specialist in interventional cardiology and aortopathy practising at various sites in London.
In addition to his consultant work, Professor Nienaber is a scientific teacher and an international lecturer. He has served on various international guideline committees such as the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and has been involved in high profile medico-legal cases in Germany, the UK and the USA.
Professor Christoph Nienaber conducts research in the field of advanced interventional approaches to coronary, aortic and structural heart disease and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has also pioneered novel endovascular techniques for the treatment of aortic dissection and has led and participated in guideline-changing trials.