Wolfgang Koenig, MD, FRCP, FACC, FAHA, FESC is a Professor of Cardiology. A former Director of the WHO-MONICA Augsburg Myocardial Infarction Registry, he has held multiple clinical positions at the University of Ulm Medical Center. In April 2015 he joined the Deutsches Herzzentrum München, where he is the Head of the Cardiometabolic Unit. Professor Koenig serves on the steering committee of multiple large clinical trials. His research also includes the molecular basis of atherothrombogenesis, and focuses on the identification and evaluation of new biomarkers for cardiometabolic diseases. He has published more than 900 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Between 2008–2017, he ranked sixtieth among the most frequently cited German speaking researchers in cardiovascular disease and has an H-Index of 101. He is a member of the Editorial Board of “Clinical Chemistry”. In 2020 he received the Paul-Morawitz-Award from the German Cardiac Society.