Prof. Dr. Martin Halle
Academic Career and Research Areas
The Professorship is responsible for an outpatient clinical care unit at the TUM Campus Olympiapark as well as at the Klinikum rechts der Isar. The scope of teaching involves medical students, as well as students from the Department of Sport and Health Sciences. Research activities focus on large national and international randomized controlled multi-center studies assessing exercise training in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Prof. Halle (b. 1962) is the principal investigator of randomized controlled intervention studies on the influence of physical training in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal insufficiency, and tumor diseases; cohort and intervention studies in childhood and adolescent obesity; and extreme physical stress studies, such as marathon and cardiac injury.
After studying medicine at Kiel and Freiburg University, the University of Florida Medical School, Gainesville, and King´s College of Medicine and Dentistry, London, Prof. Halle completed his studies at Freiburg and Göttingen University where he acquired his German medical board certification in internal medicine, sports medicine and cardiology. In 1999, he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation). In 2003, Prof. Halle was appointed to the Professorship for Preventive and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine at the TUM School of Medicine.
- President of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (2020-2022) and Chair elect of the Research Committee of the EAPC (2016-2018)
- Deputy Editor des European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (2013-2016)
- Chairperson of the working group "Sport Cardiology" of the German Society of Cardiology (DGK) (2013-2015)
- Chair of the Nucleus "Basic and Translation Science and Exercise" of the EAPC of the ESC (2012-2014)
- Scientific Board of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) (2012-2016)
Key Publications (all publications)
Mueller S, Winzer EB, Duvinage A, Gevaert AB, Edelmann F, Haller B, Pieske-Kraigher E, Beckers P, Bobenko A, Hommel J, Van de Heyning CM, Esefeld K, von Korn P, Christle JW, Haykowsky MJ, Linke A, Wisløff U, Adams V, Pieske B, van Craenenbroeck EM, Halle M: “OptimEx-Clin Study Group. Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training, Moderate Continuous Training, or Guideline-Based Physical Activity Advice on Peak Oxygen Consumption in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial”. JAMA. 2021; 325(6): 542-551.
Heitkamp M, Siegrist M, Molnos S, Brandmaier S, Wahl S, Langhof H, Grallert H, Halle M: “Obesity Genes and Weight Loss During Lifestyle Intervention in Children With Obesity”. JAMA Pediatr. 2021; 175(1): e205142.
Esefeld K, Fricke H, Haykowsky M, Halle M: “Ultra-endurance exercise in a heart transplant athlete: Influence on myocardial function and biomarkers”. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020; 27(8): 885-887.Abstract
Siegrist M, Hanssen H, Lammel C, Haller B, Koch AM, Stemp P, Dandl E, Liestak R, Parhofer KG, Vogeser M, Halle M: "Effects of a cluster-randomized school-based prevention program on physical activity and microvascular function (JuvenTUM 3)". Atherosclerosis. 2018 Nov; 278: 73-81.Abstract
Ellingsen Ø, Halle M, Conraads V, Støylen A, Dalen H, Delagardelle C, Larsen AI, Hole T, Mezzani A, Van Craenenbroeck EM, Videm V, Beckers P, Christle JW, Winzer E, Mangner N, Woitek F, Höllriegel R, Pressler A, Monk-Hansen T, Snoer M, Feiereisen P, Valborgland T, Kjekshus J, Hambrecht R, Gielen S, Karlsen T, Prescott E, Linke A; SMARTEX Heart Failure Study (Study of Myocardial Recovery After Exercise Training in Heart Failure) Group: "High-Intensity Interval Training in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction". Circulation. 2017 Feb 28; 135(9):839-849. *equally contributingAbstract