Christian Meierhofer

Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatic Cardiology - German Heart Center Munich


Christian Meierhofer serves as the Deputy Director of the Clinic of Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Center Munich. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Innsbruck, where he also underwent training at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Dr. Meierhofer completed his residency in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Innsbruck, followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at both the Children’s Hospital in Innsbruck and the German Heart Center Munich.

Since joining the faculty in 2008, Dr. Meierhofer has been an attending physician in Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Center Munich. His specialization extends to Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and he concluded additional training in adults with congenital heart disease (GUCH). He earned his doctorate from the Technical University of Munich. Dr. Meierhofer is certified at level III for cardiovascular magnetic resonance by both the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the German Society of Cardiology (DGK). Furthermore, he serves as the program director of CMR training at the German Heart Center Munich.

Dr. Meierhofer's early research focused on drug-induced immunomodulation, but his current research interests center on cardiovascular magnetic resonance and congenital heart disease. In the realm of CMR, his particular focus lies in the intricacies of cardiac catheterization in the MRI environment and the assessment of flow patterns in the aorta through 4-dimensional flow analysis.

His contributions to the field are evident through numerous published articles, and he has been recognized with various research awards, attesting to his dedication and accomplishments in the realm of pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular magnetic resonance.