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Professor of Experimental Medicine , Head of Medicine

Christopher Heeschen, German physician, educator.


Heeschen, Christopher was born on April 8, 1966 in Kiel, Germany.


Doctor of Medicine, University Hamburg, Louisenlund, Germany, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, Louisenlund, Germany, 2001.


In 2004, he became a professor of Experimental Medicine and Department Head of Medicine at the University of Munich. He has worked at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) since 2009. His most cited article, on cancer stem cells, has been cited 1864 times, according to Google Scholar.


  • Heeschen was recognized by the Paul-Martini-Award in 2002 for describing a rebound phenomenon in patients with unstable coronary heart disease after the withdrawal of statins. In 2009, he received the Ritzenhain Award from the German Cancer Research Center.