Thomas Zeller, MD


Head, Department of Angiology and Interdisciplinary Vascular Center at Universitäts – Herzzentrum Freiburg • Bad Krozingen, 79189 Bad Krozingen, Germany

Professional Career

1980 – 1985        Studies in human medicine at Albert-Ludwigs-University,  Freiburg i. Br., Germany

15.05.1987          Grant of Approbation

10.06.1988          Conferral of doctorate „Dr. med.“  (Medical Doctor) at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg .  Title of Medical Thesis „Diagnosis of early sepsis on the basis of selected laboratory-chemical parameter and a sepsis-index“

11.07.2006          Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification – Title „Color duplex based diagnosis and results of interventional therapy of arteriosclerotic renal artery stenosis“ at Albert-Ludwigs-University  Freiburg

01.09.2009          Associate Professor nomination at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg


09.08.1994          Admission Medical Specialist Internal Medicine

10.10.1995          Subarea Term Cardiology

12.01.1996          Subarea Term Angiology

23.02.2006          Admission “Hypertension Specialist” by the German Hypertension League (DHL)


1987 – 1989        Medical Assistant of the Department of Internal Medicine at Klinikum Lahr

1989 – 1991        Medical Assistant of Department of Internal Medicine at Municipal Hospital Schopfheim

1991 – 1993        Medical Assistant at Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen (Prof. Dr. H. Roskamm)

1993 – 1994         Medical Assistant at Kantonsspital Basel, CH, Department  Angiology  and Department  Intensive Care

since 04/1994    Return to Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen in the field of iinterventional cardiology und constitution of an interventional Angiology department as well (since 09/1996) including clinical research

2002                      Senior Physician at Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Head of Department Angiology

since 10/2003    Head Physician and Head of Department Clinical and Interventional Angiology at Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, now Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg• Bad Krozingen

2017 – 2019        Speaker of the steering group of the interdisciplinary vascular center of the University Heart Center Freiburg – Bad Krozingen

Honors and Awards

2001                      Young Investigator Award, International College of Angiology

2013                                      Honorary Membership at the Austrian Society of Angiology

2014                      Life Time Carreer Achievement Award, C3 congress, Orlando, USA

2015                      President elect of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Angiology

2017                      Leader In EndoVascular Education (LIVE) Award, VIVA Group, Las Vegas, USA

Since 2018          Annual appointment as “Top Mediziner” in Germany for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (FOCUS List)

Main Research

  • Diagnosis and Therapy of Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Optimization of endovascular therapy methods of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) and occlusive venous disease
  • Interventional treatment of hypertension with focus on renal denervation
  • Optimization of non invasive diagnostic methods in vascular medicine (ultrasound, infrared)

Scientific Activity

  • Member “Guideline Commission” European Society of Cardiology 2012
  • Current or past: Member of Scientific Committee of „Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) Congress”, Euro-PCR, “Leipzig Interventional Course” (LINC), “Resistant Hypertension Course” (RHC), “Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics” (C3); Board of Directors Charing Cross Meeting, Co-Chairman of the Amputation Prevention Meeting (AMP), Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3) Meeting, Nationaler Interdisziplinärer Kongress zur kritischen Extremitätenischämie
  • Current or in the past: Editorial Board Member of the medical journals VASA, EUROIntervention, Vascular Medicine, Catheterization Cardiovascular Interventions, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Author of more than 200 peer reviewed original and review articles, editor of the textbook Vascular Medicine – Therapy and Practice.
  • Reviewer for European Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology and sub-journals, Circulation and sub-journals, The Lancet and others.


Head Department Angiology