Stavros Konstantinides, MD, FESC, is Professor for Clinical Trials and Medical Director of the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) at the University of Mainz, Germany. He is also Professor of Cardiology at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece, and earned his doctorate degree at the University of Freiburg, Germany. For the past 30 years, his clinical and translational research has focused on the risk stratification and risk-adapted antithrombotic management of thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. He has designed and coordinated, and has been principal investigator of numerous high-impact national and international academically sponsored multicentre trials. He is leading member of national and European committees, task forces for clinical practice guidelines, and of networks on pulmonary circulation and right ventricular function.