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Matthias Friedrich


Matthias Friedrich

Matthias Friedrich earned his MD in 1990 in Erlangen, Germany and completed his cardiology training in Berlin with intensive care, invasive and non-invasive imaging as subspecialties. Among other responsibilities, he served as the Deputy Director of the Cardiology Department (Franz-Volhard-Klinik) at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin.
The main research interest has been Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR), with a focus on tissue characterization in acute and chronic heart disease. In 1995, he founded the CMR working group at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
In 2004, he resumed the position of the Director of the Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in Calgary, which now is one of the largest academic CMR centres in the world. He holds an appointment as Associate Professor for Medicine with the Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Friedrich has published more than 80 papers and book chapters, is a reviewer for several grant agencies, numerous specialty journals, and a member of several editorial boards and professional societies.
In 2005, Dr. Friedrich founded the Canadian Society for Cardiovascular MR and is its elected President.