Dr Carsten W Israel is Chief of the Dept. of Cardiology, Evangelical Hospital Bielefeld (Academic Hospital of Munster University, Germany) since April 2009. Prior to this appointment he was Consultant of Internal Medicine and Cardiology and Master Teacher, Dept. of Medicine - Div. of Cardiology, of the J. W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, where he was also Director of Arrhythmia Services - Devices. He worked at the Dept. of Cardiology at the University of Frankfurt.