Professor Christoph A NienaberMD PhD FESC FAHA

Consultant cardiologist


Professor Christoph A Nienaber is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital where he treats private and NHS patients.

He started his academic career at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, then undertook a temporary post at the University of California School of Medicine. From there he chaired internal medicine and cardiology at Rostock University Hospital in Germany.

In May 2015, he became a consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Clinical expertise

Professor Christoph A Nienaber’s clinical activities are focused on the diagnosis and non-surgical interventional treatment of chronic and acute aortic pathologies such as:

  • aneurysms
  • aortic dissection
  • adult coarctation
  • aortic stenosis
  • hereditary connective tissue diseases such as Marfan syndrome or Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

He established the first integrated Marfan clinic at the University Medical Centre, Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Research interests

Professor Christoph A Nienaber’s research encompasses modern interventional approaches to aortic and structural heart disease including:

  • transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion
  • thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
  • atrial septal defect class II-occlusion
  • patent foramen ovale
  • non-surgical management of aortic coarctation and malformations.

He is a founding member of the International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD), a global network for acute aortic conditions. Through this, he has pioneered new endovascular techniques to treat aortic dissection and initiated and participated in guideline-changing trials.


Professor Christoph A Nienaber has published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, a number of book chapters and serves on the editorial boards for a selection of journals.


Professor Christoph A Nienaber has a long-standing record as an academic teacher and international lecturer.


English, German, French.


Royal Brompton Hospital, Wimpole Street