Head Department of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Prevention | Centre for Sport Science, University of Vienna
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Scharhag is head of the Department of Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Prevention at the Centre for Sports Science, University of Vienna. He started his clinical education as a specialist in cardiology at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, which he completed at the University Clinic of Heidelberg. His received his sports medical education at the Institute for Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University, where he served as deputy medical director, and founded the working group of sports cardiology in the German Society of Cardiology. From 2017-2018 he was managing senior physician at the Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine at the Technical University Munich. His research focus is on the effects of sports on the heart. During his career, Prof. Scharhag took care of athletes in various national teams (rowing, triathlon, football) at international competitions.