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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.


  • Chair elect of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (2018)
  • Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (2013-2016)
  • Chairperson of the working group "Sport Cardiology" of the German Society of Cardiology (2013-2015)
  • Chair of the Nucleus "Basic and Translation Science and Exercise", European Society of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, European Society of Cardiology (2012-2014)
  • Scientific Board of the European College of Sports Science (2012-2016)

Key Publications (all publications)

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.


Borjesson M, Dellborg M, Niebauer J, LaGerche A, Schmied C, Solberg EE, Halle M, Adami E, Biffi A, Carré F, Caselli S, Papadakis M, Pressler A, Rasmusen H, Serratosa L, Sharma S, van Buuren F, Pelliccia A: "Recommendations for participation in leisure time or competitive sports in athletes-patients with coronary artery disease: a position statement from the Sports Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)". Eur Heart J. 2019 Jan 1; 40(1):13-18.


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 contributing


Pressler A, Christle JW, Lechner B, Grabs V, Haller B, Hettich I, Jochheim D, Mehilli J, Lange R, Bleiziffer S, Halle M: "Exercise training improves exercise capacity and quality of life after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A randomized pilot trial". Am Heart J. 2016 Dec;c182:44-53.


Seiler M, Bowen TS, Rolim N, Dieterlen MT, Werner S, Hoshi T, Fischer T, Mangner N, Linke A, Schuler G, Halle M, Wisloff U, Adams V: "Skeletal Muscle Alterations Are Exacerbated in Heart Failure With Reduced Compared With Pre-served Ejection Fraction: Mediated by Circulating Cytokines?" Circ Heart Fail. 2016;  Sep; 9(9).