Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Schömig (b. 1946) carries out research in the area of interventional treatment of atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis of the arteries supplying the brain and peripheral arterial disease, along with clinical research into innovative anti-platelet strategies. His areas of basic research cover vascular biology, including thrombosis and atherosclerosis and stem cell biology, including inducible pluripotent stem cells.
After studying medicine in Würzburg, he obtained his doctorate (1972) and completed his postdoctoral studies (1985) in Heidelberg. In 1987, he was appointed university professor and joined the Faculty of Clinical Medicine I of Heidelberg University. In 1992, he was appointed to the Chair of Internal Medicine and became Director of the 1st Medical Clinic of TUM. In 1995, he also became Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Clinic at the German Heart Center Munich.
Schömig A, Mehilli J, Antoniucci D, Ndrepepa G, Markwardt C, Di Pede F, Nekolla SG, Schlotterbeck K, Schühlen H, Pache J, Seyfarth M, Martinoff S, Benzer W, Schmitt C, Dirschinger J, Schwaiger M, Kastrati A: „Mechanical reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting more than 12 hours from symptom onset: a randomized controlled trial”. JAMA. 2005; 293:2865-72Abstract
Zohlnhöfer D, Ott I, Mehilli J, Schömig K, Michalk F, Ibrahim T, Meisetschlager G, von Wedel J, Bollwein H, Seyfarth M, Dirschinger J, Schmitt C, Schwaiger M, Kastrati A, Schömig A: “Stem cell mobilization by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial”. JAMA. 2006; 295:1003-10.Abstract
Schomig A, Dibra A, Windecker S, Mehilli J, Suarez de Lezo J, Kaiser C, Park SJ, Goy JJ, Lee JH, Di Lorenzo E, Wu J, Juni P, Pfisterer ME, Meier B, Kastrati A: “A meta-analysis of 16 randomized trials of sirolimus-eluting stents versus paclitaxel-eluting stents in patients with coronary artery disease”. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007. 50:1373-80.Abstract
Kastrati A, Neumann FJ, Mehilli J, Byrne RA, Iijima R, Buttner HJ, Khattab AA, Schulz S, Blankenship JC, Pache J, Minners J, Seyfarth M, Graf I, Skelding KA, Dirschinger J, Richardt G, Berger PB, Schömig A: “Bivalirudin versus unfractionated heparin during percutaneous coronary intervention”. N Engl J Med. 2008; 359:688-96.Abstract
Schömig A, Mehilli J, de Waha A, Seyfarth M, Pache J, Kastrati A: “A meta-analysis of 17 randomized trials of a percutaneous coronary intervention-based strategy in patients with stable coronary artery disease”. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008; 52: 894-904.Abstract