Professor Gerhard Hindricks was born in Rheine/Westphalia, Germany. He attended the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster where he completed his medical education. After graduation he worked under Professor Günter Breithardt at the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University of Münster (1989 – 1998). He is specialist for Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Since April 1998, he works as co-director (initially) and then director of the Department of Electrophysiology at the Heart Center of the University of Leipzig, which is one of the biggest Electrophysiology Departments worldwide. Since 2005 he is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig. His particular scientific areas of interest are cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation, cardiac pacing, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and sudden cardiac death. He has more than 400 publications in German and international journals, monographies and textbooks. He is Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal and Reviewer for numerous high-impact medical journals.
Prof. Hindricks is a very active member of the German and of the European Society of Cardiology. Since June 2015, he is the current president of the European Heart Rhythm Association.
He is also General Manager of the Leipzig Heart Institute, a major Research & Development Project in Saxony, Germany.