Curriculum Vitae

Ass. Professor Dr. med. Carolin Sonne

Place of birth: Munich I. Doussi, 5th floor
Nationality: German 15124 Maroussi (Athens), Greece
Mobile: 0030 6948191787
Tel: 0030 2108023023
Sept Feb 16 Private Practice for Cardiology in Maroussi and Interventional Cardiology at the hospitals Iatriko Kentro Maroussi, Mediterraneo Hospital Glyfada and German Heart Center Munich

  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology (including Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation, TAVI)
  • Medical representative in Greece for the Insurance ADAC

Clinical research in the field of heart failure, three-dimensional echocardiography and interventional therapy of structural heart diseases (Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation, TAVI and interventional therapy of mitral valve insufficiency: Mitral Valve Clipping)

Sep 07 – Dec 15 Cardiology, German Heart Centre Munich, University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar (Director: Prof. H. Schunkert) :

  • Director of the Echocardiography Department
  • Director of the Department of Heart Failure
  • Senior Attending Physician of the Heart Catheter Labaratory (since 2012, Certification”Interventional Cardiology” of the German Cardiac Society)
  • Associate professor of Internal Medicine (since March 2014)
  • Cardiology Boards (2012)
  • Internal Medicine Boards (2010)

Clinical research in the field of heart failure, three-dimensional echocardiography and interventional therapy of structural heart diseases

Jun 04 – Jun 07 University of Chicago Medical Center, USA
Residency in Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Boards (2007)
Jan 04- Jun 04 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital, Munich, Germany
First year house officer
Apr 02 – Mar 03 Final year of Medical School in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Neurology:

  • Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
  • Epworth Hospital, Affiliate of University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Royal Children`s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA: research in echocardiography (Real Time Myocardial Perfusion)
Mar 14 Associate professor of Internal Medicine
Habilitation about the topic „Heart Failure and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT): Role of 3D-Echocardiography)
Apr 13 AMG/GCP-Certificate,
Center for studies, Technical University Munich
Apr 99 – Jan 06 Doctorate in Medicine: Bone loss in congestive heart failure,
Doctorate certificate issued January 2006
Sep 11 – Mar 14 Master of Medical Education, University Heidelberg
Nov 02- Aug 03 United States Medical Licensing Examination, ECFMG- Certificate, USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3, Clinical Skills Assessment
Nov 96- Jun 03 Medical Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Final National Examination for Physicians in June 2003
Nov 95- Jun 96 Studies of Law, Ludwig- Maximilians- University, Munich, Germany
Sep 86- Jul 95 Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium, Munich, Germany: Abitur (A-level equivalent)
First (*shared first authorship) or last Author Impact Factor
Lesevic H, Sonne C*, Braun D, Orban M, Pache J, Kastrati A, Schömig A, Mehilli J, Barthel P, Ott I, Sack G, Massberg S, Hausleiter J. Acute and Midterm Outcome After MitraClip Therapy in Patients With Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Sep 1;116(5):749-56 (*shared first authorship) 3.276
Carolin Sonne, Lorenz Bott-Flügel, Simon Hauck, Martin Hadamitzky, Hasema Lesevic, Gabriele Demetz, Daniel Braun, Petra Wolf, Jörg Hausleiter, Albert Schömig, Christof Kolb. Novel three dimensional echocardiographic guided optimization improves clinical outcome in cardiac resynchronization therapy compared to electrocardiographic optimization – results of a randomized comparison. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Mar;37(3):312-20 1.746
C Sonne, R Vogelmann, S Lesevic, L Bott-Flügel, I Ott, M Seyfarth. Signifikante Verbesserungen eines klinischen Untersuchungskurses nach einfachen und strukturierten Veränderungen des Lehrinhalts und der Lehrmethoden. GMS Z Med Ausbild 2013; 30(2):Doc21
Sonne C, Bott-Flügel L, Lesevic H, Barthel P, Michalk F, Hoppe K, Hauck S, Hausleiter J, Kolb C, Schömig A. Immediate beneficial hemodynamic effects of a novel real-time 3D-echocardiographic optimization protocol of cardiac resynchronization therapy. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e30964 4.411
Sonne C, Sugeng L, Weinert L, Watanabe N, Saito K, Yoshida K, Takeuchi M, Lang RM. Age and Body Surface Area Dependency of Mitral Valve Annular and Tenting Parameters: Assessment by Real-Time 3D Echocardiography. EJE 2009;10:287-294 2.317
Sonne C, Sugeng L, Takeuchi M, Weinert L, Childers R, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM. Real-time three-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular dyssynchrony: Pitfalls in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2009; 2:802-812 5.528
Sonne C, Xie F, Lof J, Oberdorfer J, Phillips P, Everbach EC, Porter TR. Differences in Definity and Optison microbubble destruction rates at a similar mechanical index with different real time perfusion systems. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2003;16:1178-85
Martin Orban, Daniel Braun, Mathias Orban, Christian Grebmer, Dirk Sibbing, Raffael Thaler, Janine Tittus, Fritz Wimbauer, Hasema Lesevic, Carolin Sonne, Julinda Mehilli, Ilka Ott, Michael Näbauer, Steffen Massberg, Peter Boekstegers, Jörg Hausleiter. Long-Term Outcome of Patients with Severe Biventricular Heart Failure and Severe Mitral Regurgitation After Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair. J Interv Cardiol 2015 Apr 10. Epub 2015 Apr 10. 1.183
Frost RJA, Sonne C, Wehr U, Stempfle H-U. Effects of calcium supplementation on bone loss and fractures in congestive heart failure. Eur J Endocrinol 2007;156:309-14 3.927
Birgit Langhans, Tareq Ibrahim, Jörg Hausleiter, Carolin Sonne, Stefan Martinoff, Albert Schömig, Martin Hadamitzky. Gender Differences in Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] 2,285
Daniel Braun, Fabian Michalk, Martin Orban, Petra Barthel, Katharina Hoppe, Carolin Sonne, Hasema Lesevic, Jürgen Pache, Julinda Mehilli, Adnan Kastrati, Jörg Hausleiter, Steffen Massberg. Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography for the assessment of clip attachment to the leaflets in percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve. EuroIntervention. 2013 Jan 30 [Epub ahead of print] 3,285
Hadamitzky M, Langhans B, Hausleiter J, Sonne C, Kastrati A, Martinoff S, Schömig A, Ibrahim T. The Assessment of Area at Risk and Myocardial Salvage After Coronary Revascularization in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Comparison Between CMR and SPECT. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Mar;6(3):358-69 5,841
Braun D, Lesevic H, Orban M, Michalk F, Barthel P, Hoppe K, Sonne C, Pache J, Mehilli J, Kastrati A, Hausleiter J, Massberg S. Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve in patients with degenerative versus functional mitral regurgitation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Dec 10 [Epub ahead of print] 2,514
Hadamitzky M, Langhans B, Hausleiter J, Sonne C, Byrne RA, Mehilli J, Kastrati A, Schömig A, Martinoff S, Ibrahim T. Prognostic value of late gadolinium enhancement in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging after acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in comparison with single-photon emission tomography using Tc99m-Sestamibi. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Nov 14 [Epub ahead of print] 2,394
Orban M, Braun D, Sonne C, Orban M, Thaler R, Grebmer C, Lesevic H, Schömig A, Mehilli J, Massberg S, Hausleiter J. Dangerous liaison: successful percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair in patients with end-stage systolic heart failure can cause left ventricular thrombus formation. EuroIntervention. 2013 Oct 30 [Epub ahead of print] 3,285
Sonne C. Diagnostik und konservative Therapie der Trikuspidalklappeninsuffizienz. CardioVasc 02/2016
Sonne C. Herzinsuffizienz: Blick in die Glaskugel. CardioVasc 02/2015
Sonne C, Stempfle HU, Klauss V, Schiele TM. Intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with cocaine-associated acute myocardial infarction: Case report and review. Heart Lung Circ 2005;14:197-200 1.330
Seyfarth M, Sonne C, Schömig A. Neues aus der Kardiologie. Bayerisches Ärzteblatt 2008;10:592-596
Impaktfactors (total) 47.029
Submitted Manuscripts
Sonne C, Bott-Flügel L, Hauc S, Rosner S, Lesevic H, Karl M, Hadamitzky M, Wolf P, Schunkert H, Kolb C. Predictors of clinical response to optimized cardiac resynchronization therapy. Eingereicht bei Am J of Cardiol
Orban M, Lesevic H, Orban M, Braun D, Deseive S, Sonne C, Hutterer L, Grebmer C, Khandoga A, Pache J, Mehilli J, Näbauer M, Schunkert H, Massberg S, Hagl C, Kastrati A, Boekstegers P, Ott I und Hausleiter J. Predictors for long-term survival after transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair. Eingereicht bei JACC Interventions
Lesevic H, Karl M, Braun D, Barthel P, Orban M, Pache J, Hadamitzky M, Mehilli J, Stecher L, Massberg S, Ott I, Schunkert H, Kastrati A, Sonne C*, Hausleiter J. Long-term Outcomes After MitraClip Implantation According to Presence or Absence of EVEREST II Inclusion Criteria. Eingereicht bei JACC Cardiovascular Imaging (*shared last authorship)
Sonne C, Weismüller S, Nekolla S, Schömig A, Schwaiger M. Molecular imaging of vascular 18F-FDG Uptake with PET/CT in Patients early after an acute myocardial infarction. (submitted)
Qiong Zhao, Patrick M. McCarthy, Roberto M. Lang, Federico Veronesi, Carolin Sonne, Bonnie J. Kane, Robert O. Bonow, Vera H. Rigolin. Cardiac Remodeling and Left Ventricular Contractility Following Mitral Valve Repair Assessed with Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Tissue Doppler Imaging. (submitted)
German: native MS Word
English: fluent MS Excel
French: intermediate SPSS
Italian: intermediate MS Powerpoint
Greek: good knowledge (currently undertaking a continuous intensive course)
Since 2012 Creation of the Internal Medicine E-Learning platform for Medical Students (Technische Universität München)
Nov 12 Teaching Award 2012 (Technische Universität München)
Feb 10 Certificate Medical Didactics (Technische Universität München)
Jun 06-Jun 07 Journal Club Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals
Organizer of the weekly Journal Clubs
Jan 06-Jun 08 Munich- Chicago Medical Student Exchange,
Initiator and Organizer of Medicine rotations at the University of Chicago Hospitals for Medical Students from Munich
Aug 05 Best Resident Teacher Award, by Medical Students of University of Chicago Hospitals
Jun – Jul 03 Munich-Harvard-Alliance: Tutor of students,
Problem-based-learning Course that was developed by faculty of the Harvard-Munich-Alliance
1998 Münchner Merkur, newspaper, Munich, Germany
Medical correspondent for the local newspaper