• Hearts for hearts

    The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB, German Heart Institute Berlin) is a specialist center for heart treatment with a worldwide reputation for excellence. 

  • The Foundation

    The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin is a civil-law foundation devoted exclusively to charitable purposes.

  • Our staff

    We are here for you. Our treatment is based on clinical and ethical principles and the highest standards of medical and nursing care.

Patients & Visitors

Hospital Stay

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions, information on outpatient care and patient greeting cards.



Departments at the DHZB

At this point, you will find detailed information about our departments and their services.


Education and Careers

Top Medicine Needs Top Talent

Here you will find information on job vacancies, training and further education.



  • Hetzer has Created one of Berlin’s “Medical Beacons”

    January 2014


    Outstanding medical skills, a charismatic personality, great assertiveness and the ability of farsighted planning characterize the heart surgeon Prof. Hetzer, a man with a typically Bavarian manner and at the same time great sensitivity as a doctor. The medical director of the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB) has won many accolades and for many years has been among the leading heart surgeons in Germany. He also enjoys great international recognition, particularly in the USA and in...

  • Curriculum vitae Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. mult. Roland Hetzer

    January 2014


    Date of birth: January 17, 1944Place of birth: Neuhammer, Sudetenland1946/47 Resettlement of the family in Augsburg, Germany1963 “Abitur” (school-leaving examinations) in Augsburg1963-69 Medical studies in Mainz and Munich1969 Doctorate1970 License to practice medicine1977 Specialist qualification in surgery1979 Postdoctoral university lecture qualification (“Habilitation”), Medical University of Hanover1986 Appointment as University Professor of the Free University...

  • A Tribute by Francis Robicsek, MD, PhD

    January 2014


    I have known Professor Roland Hetzer since the year of 1974, as a young Wissentschaftlicher Assistent first visited our Institution, assigned to be a partner in our Postoperative Cardiac Monitoring Research Program as counterpart from the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover. Those were heroic times. Instrumental postoperative monitoring was limited to observation of the arterial and venous pressure curve and occasional measurement of the cardiac output by thermodilution. This cooperation between...

  • World Heart Day

    25th Anniversary of the Society of Friends of the DHZB

    December 2013


    The DHZB marked this year’s World Heart Day (September 29, 2013) in two different ways. Information was given at a press conference on this year’s two main topics, heart valve disease and congenital heart disease, and the Society of Friends of the DHZB chose the day as the occasion for an opulent late-summer celebration of its 25 anniversary. At the center of the celebration was the premiere of the film “Little Heart of Berlin” by the director Knut Koch at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele....

  • Pan-African Global Forum

    Sarajevo Institute Could Serve as a Model for Sub-Saharan Africa

    December 2013


    Around 1000 participants from the fields of science and medicine, politics and economics met in October at the 5th World Health Summit, which was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Charité.This year three prominent politicians had agreed to act as patrons: Angela Merkel, the French President François Hollande and EU Congress President José Barroso. The aim of the summit is to sustainably improve health care in Africa, where it is still not satisfactory in at least...

In the Spotlight

  • RHICS 7 Expert Forum
    5.-6. April 2014


  • World of Congenital Heart Disease

    Missions and Visions
    10th DHZB Lange Symposium

    The Live-Recording are online...

  • The Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the DHZB

    Here we present information about the Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the DHZB, treatment standards of our institution for acute or subacute disease and the standards for selected processes.


  • Competence Center for Grown-up Congenital Heart Patients (GUCH) at the DHZB

    DHZB Department for Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology officially certified as a supraregional GUCH Center.