Christian-Alexander Behrendt

Christian-Alexander Behrendt (M.D. | Dr.) is member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS). Christian is secretary of the Vascunet committee of the ESVS. He is head of the GermanVasc research unit at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and works at the Department of Vascular Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.  His clinical habilitation dissertation currently concerns the utilization of health insurance claims data and registry data for vascular research. He is founding member of the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR) and the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) and served as project lead of numerous registry studies in Germany (PSI-Registry, EQS-Registry, L-ACMAG). As a speaker for the department of vascular medicine of the Hamburg City Health Study (HCHS), he is also coordinating several vascular projects within this large regional health care study (Population-based screening on AAA in Germany, Sphingosin-1-Phosphat as predictor of AAA or PAD).

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    Head of the GermanVasc working group on cardiovascular research

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    Principal Investigator (AMG, MPG)

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    Founding Member of the MDEpiNet and ICVR

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    Project Lead Global Amputation Study and Vascunet PAD Report

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    Spokesmen of the Department of Vascular Medicine in the Hamburg City Health Study

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    Secretary of the VASCUNET committee of the ESVS


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E. Sebastian Debus

Eike Sebastian Debus is Professor for Surgery and Chair of the Department of Vascular Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.  Sebastian Debus is the current Secretary General of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS). He was President of the German Vascular Society 2013/2014, chairs the Northern German Society of Surgery since 2013 and the Northern German Society for Vascular Medicine since 2017. He is co-founder of the German vascular registry program (GermanVasc) and is engaged in various projects of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, i.e. the VASCUNET initiative, board of directors of the European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery and member of the ESVS guidelines committee.

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    Chairman and Professor of Vascular Surgery

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    Secretary General of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)

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    Member of several guideline committees

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    Founding Member of the MDEpiNet, ICVR


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Henrik C. Rieß

Henrik Christian Rieß (MD | Dr.) is scientific member of the GermanVasc working group and coworker at the University Heart Center Hamburg at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.  He is currently coordinating clinical trials on fluorescent imaging in peripheral artery disease. He is also leading registry projects on cardiac bypass surgery and gender differences in vascular medicine.

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    Principal Investigator (AMG, MPG)

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    Fluorescent Imaging

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    Research Cardiac Surgery

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    Gender Medicine


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Thea Schwaneberg

Thea Schwaneberg (M.
Sc.) is researcher in the GermanVasc working group.  She completed her master programme in biostatistics and is currently working on her PhD („Utilization of Claims Data in Vascular Research and Quality Improvement“).

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    Biostatistics

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    Methods

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    Registry and Claims Data

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    Health Services Research


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Frederik Peters

Frederik Peters (Dr., M. Sc.) is data analyst in the GermanVasc team.  He is currently studying peripheral artery disease emplyoing health insurance claims data.  During his previous appointments at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the Unversity of Rostock and the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, he worked on the interplay of health systems and morbidity and mortality of chronic diseases. His PhD thesis “ Deviating Trends in Dutch Life Expectancy Explanation and Projection“ focussed on the consequences of the transition to a fee-for-service scheme in the Netherlands.  He is a trained Epidemiologist and Medical Demographer.

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    Epidemiology

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    Medical Demography

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    Methods

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    Health Services Research


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