• 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. 

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

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Patients & Visitors

Patienten und Besucher

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.



  • News of the New Number One

    Prof. Volkmar Falk Introduced Himself and His Team

    October 2014

    Inhouse news October 2014

    On the morning of October 1, his first working day as the new Medical Director of the DHZB, Prof. Falk first introduced himself to the media at a very well attended press conference. After all the interviews for press and television had been given, the staff of the DHZB were waiting in the White Hall for the next introductory meeting, which was also attended by the Executive Board. Here Prof. Falk also introduced the new members of his team – three senior physicians, one cardiologist who is...

  • New Director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology

    October 2014

    Inhouse news October 2014

    Prof. Burkert Pieska, currently director of the Department of Cardiology at the University of Graz, Austria, has been appointed by the DHZB Foundation Council as the successor of Prof. Eckart Fleck, who is retiring as director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. At the same time Prof. Pieske becomes the successor of Prof. Rainer Dietz as professor of cardiology at the Charité, Campus-Virchow-Klinikum. Prof. Pieske signed his contract with the DHZB on 6 August 2014 and will...

  • Remarkable Numbers of Open-Heart Operations

    October 2014

    Inhouse news October 2014

    With prudent foresight the popular tabloids BZ and BILD carried articles in August with the titles “Three Record Patients as a Prelude to Heart Professor Roland Hetzer’s Farewell” or “The Long Farewell with a Miracle Record: Germany’s Best Known Heart Surgeon (70) to Retire at the End of September”. What is boldly described as a “miracle” is the fruit Prof. Hetzer’s 29 years of cardiac surgical activity at the DHZB and refers to statistics that stand up well to comparison, not only throughout...

  • Organ Donations Reach a New Low:

    The Anguish of Death on the Waiting List

    June 2014

    DHZB Aktuell Juni 2014

    One could almost believe that the more publicity, press conferences, talk shows and films about organ donation there are, the more the public’s willingness to donate organs sinks. Although 80 percent of adults say they are in favor of organ transplantation, only 15 to 20 percent of them carry an organ donor card to make their decision for or against transplantation legally clear for their relatives and for hospitals. Death is still a tabu topic and not often discussed in families or between...

  • Prof. Falk (Zurich) to Succeed Prof. Hetzer

    June 2014

    Signing the contract: Prof. Falk (r.), next to him Foundation Council President Moser, Administrative Director Höhn (standing)

    Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB) have been successful in drawing to Berlin a celebrated first-class physician to continue writing the history of Berlin’s international center for cardiovascular medicine. Prof. Volkmar Falk, currently Director of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the University Hospital Zurich, has accepted the call to become Professor for Heart Surgery at the Charité. At the same time he was made, by the...


In the Spotlight

  • Pulmonary Atresia
    Connecting Heart and Lung

    11th DHZB Lange Symposium 2015

    Live Recordings...

  • 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.