Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Gülker

Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Gülker

Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Gülker is an internationally renowned and recognised specialist in the fields of Cardiology and Angiology.

Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Gülker founded the cardiology department of the heart center in Wuppertal and was its director for more than 20 years. He is a recognised consultant for many international governmental and research institutions.

During his long career at various university hospitals and after, Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Gülker has published over 50 professional articles in cardiology.


  • Leader of the Research group “Molecular Cardiology with the Max-Dellbrück Center of the Charité Berlin, Mayo Clinic (Cardiology) Rochester (USA)
  • Support for the reconstruction of cardiovascular medicine in Iraq in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Baghdad.
  • Implementation of international workshops in interventional cardiovascular medicine and cardiac surgery.


  • Marx R, Jax TW, Perings S, Schannwell M, Sunderdiek U, Gülker H. Evaluation of early and late postoperative flow capacity of internal thoracic artery bypass by means of stress Doppler echocardiography. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;10(6):1003-8.
  • Marx R, Kalweit G, Sunderdiek U, Jax TW, Klein RM, Szabo S, Hoffmeister HM, Gülker H. Stress Doppler echocardiography of the internal thoracic artery–a new non-invasive approach for functional assessment after minimally invasive coronary bypass grafting. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2006 Oct;5(5):584-8.
  • Horlitz M, Schley P, Shin DI, Sause A, Müller M, Klein RM, Marx R, Bufe A, Gülker H. [Clinical experiences with cooled radiofrequency ablation of ectopic atrial tachycardia employing an electroanatomic mapping system]. Z Kardiol. 2004 Feb;93(2):137-46.


1997 Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Witten / Herdecke
1997 Professor at Medical Faculty, University of Dusseldorf
1989 Director of the Department of Medicine – Department of Cardiology / Cardiac Centre Wuppertal
1988 Senior physician, Hammersmith Hospital London, United Kingdom
1985 Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Münster University
1980 – 1988 Senior Physician, University Hospital Münster
1976 – 1979 Medical University Clinics Essen, Aachen and Münster
1973 – 1976 Institute of Pathophysiology University of Essen
1972 Medical officer, German naval sanitary unit Ostsee
1972 PhD at the University of Freiburg
1965 – 1970 MD, Universities of Freiburg and Munich