After completing his medical studies at the Technischen Universität München (TUM, Germany), Meinrad Paul Gawaz has entered his clinical and academic career in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular science. He has become an international renowned clinician and vascular biologist.
Since October 2004, he has been appointed as Medical Director of the department of Internal Medicine III, cardiology and angiology at the University Hospital of Tübingen and as full professor (C4) of internal medicine/cardiology/angiology at the Eberhard Karls Universität of Tübingen.
The focus of his scientific work is on mechanisms of inflammation and thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy in cardiovascular disease. He is one of the leading experts in the field of platelet research. His clinical work concentrates on interventional cardiology and structural heart disease.
In 2004 Meinrad Gawaz was awarded the Alexander Schmidt Price (Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research Society) and in 2022 the Paul-Morawitz-Price (German Society for Cardiology). The price is awarded to physicians from German-speaking countries for outstanding research achievements in the field of cardiology. In 2023 he received the Rudolf Schönheimer Medal (German Atherosclerosis Society) for his eminent contribution to the atherosclerosis research.