Prof. Karen Sliwa- new deputy dean research

28 Apr 2017 - 10:30

Prof. Karen Sliwa has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean for Research until the end of the year.  Prof. Karen Sliwa, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, DTM & H- is the Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa.  Born in Germany, studying Medicine, undergoing training as a physician and cardiologist in a number of countries, she lives in South Africa since 1992.

In recognition of her work Prof Sliwa has received several awards, including the South Africa/Germany Year of Science Celebrations Award (2012), German Cardiac Society Paul Morawitz Award for Exceptional Cardiovascular Research (2013) and the CPP award (2014) and the Africa’s most influential women in Business & Government life-time award (2015 and 2016).

Karen Sliwa serves on a number of editorial boards and is also an editorial consultant to ‘The Lancet’. Furthermore, she is former president of the South African Heart Association and on the board of the South African Heart Failure Society (, which was established under her leadership in 2005. She is president-elect of the World Heart Federation (2017-2019), serves on the European Cardiac Society International Affairs Committee and is board member of the Pan African Society of Cardiology.