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The steering committee assembles from principal investigators of the main Munich Heart Alliance (MHA) institutions and elects an executive board. This board coordinates and manages the research networking activities and decides on general research objectives and the strategic direction of the MHA.
The executive board also appoints a head of the MHA Center to direct operative aspects and a speaker, who represents the Munich Heart Alliance externally and is responsible for all joint activities within the German Center of Cardiovascular Research (GCCR).


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Engelhardt

Co-Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Weber

Executive Board:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Engelhardt (TUM)
Prof. Dr. Steffen Massberg (LMU)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Meitinger (HMGU)
Prof. Dr. Heribert Schunkert (DHM)
Prof. Dr. Christian Weber (LMU)

Management and Administration: Dr. Sandra Rauser


Institutional Structure

The Munich Heart Alliance constitutes a unique cross-disciplinary cardiovascular research framework within the Munich area, characterized by outstanding expertise in leading academic institutions in a single city. It includes the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) with its two university hospitals (KUM), the Technische Universität München (TUM) with its Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI) and the Deutsches Herzzentrum München (DHM), the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry (MPI) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). The Munich Heart Alliance also maintains close ties to the associated cardiology centers in the neighbouring cities of Augsburg and Regensburg.