After obtaining State Exam at the Medical School of Bochum University in 1992, Carsten W. Israel undertook internship and residencies at Bochum University, Germany. He obtained the Boards of Internal Medicine in 1999 and moved to Frankfurt University where he served he as consultant of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Master Teacher, and Director of Arrhythmia Services-Devices until 2009. He was then appointed as Chief of Cardiology at Bethel-Clinic, Bielefeld, an Academic Hospital of Munster University, Germany. Carsten W. Israel participated in numerous landmark trials in the field of arrhythmias. Scientific appointments include a number of guidelines and position statements, speaker of the Working Group of Arrhythmias of the German Cardiac Society, editor of the German journal on pacing and electrophysiology, coeditor of EUROPACE, member of the board of the World Society of Arrhythmias, participation in scientific journals and congresses and numerous educational activities.