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Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr

Johannes Scherr
Clinical position
Chief of the University Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine
Team
Sports Medicine
Academic position
Adjunct Professor, Chair in Preventive and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine, Rechts der Isar Hospital, Technical University of Munich
Languages
German, English, French

Academic career

  • 2018: Appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Munich
  • July 2014: Appointed as Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and awarded the title of Privatdozent  
  • June 2014: Habilitation [postdoctoral teaching qualification] in Internal Medicine with ‘Akute und chronische Effekte von (Extrem-) Ausdauerbelastungen auf das Herz- Kreislauf- und Immunsystem bei Sportlern und gesunden Normalpersonen sowie deren Beeinflussbarkeit durch sekundäre Pflanzenstoffe’ [Acute and chronic effects of (extreme) endurance on the cardiovascular system in athletes and healthy normal adults, and how they can be influenced by phytochemicals]

Additional and specialist qualifications

  • Specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Additional qualification in ‘Sports Medicine’
  • Qualification ‘Specialist genetic advice – Internal Medicine and Cardiology’
  • Nutritional Medicine (DAEM/DGEM)
  • Cardiovascular preventive medicine (DGPR)
  • Emergency medical services – technical qualification

University degree

  • Awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg im Breisgau: doctoral research study in the field of sports medicine/molecular genetics with a focus on polymorphism of adrenoceptors and left ventricular hypertrophy in athletes
  • May 2005 Licensed to practice medicine

Studies

  • Studied Medicine at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Internships at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Freiburg, and Zürich University Hospital

Postgraduate

  • Since May 2019 Chief of the University Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 2014 - 2019 Senior Consultant and locum Head of Department in charge of finances/personnel and competitive sports in the Professorial Unit and Department of Preventive und Rehabilitative Sports Medicine, Rechts der Isar University Hospital, Technical University of Munich (Univ.-Prof. M. Halle)
  • 2007 - 2014 Internal Medicine/Sports Medicine, Rechts der Isar University Hospital, Technical University of Munich (Univ.-Prof. M. Halle) with rotations in Internal Medicine/Cardiology/ Angiology (Univ.-Prof. A. Schömig), Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology/Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases/Intensive Care Medicine/Toxicology (Univ.-Prof. R.M. Schmid), Toxicology/Internal Medicine Intensive Care Unit (Univ.-Prof. T. Zilker), General Medicine Intensive Care Unit (Univ.-Prof. R. Schmid)
  • 2005 - 2006: Internal Medicine, University Heart Center, Bad Krozingen/Freiburg (Prof. F.-J. Neumann)

Major sports medicine functions

  • February 2018 Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang
  • 2018 German Olympic Association (DOSB) physician, responsible for the national Alpine skiing, Ski cross and Freeski teams
  • 2015 - 2019 Member of the Expert Advisory Council of the Austrian Society for Sports Nutrition
  • 2015 - 2019 Deputy Senior Physician to the German Ski Association (DSV); responsible for all disciplines
  • 2014 - 2019 Internist and responsible Senior Physician  at the Bavarian Olympic Training Center (OSP) with special interest in Alpine skiing (with athletes such as Maria Höfl-Riesch, Viktoria Rebensburg, Felix Neureuther), freeski (Lisa Zimmermann, Bene Mayr), biathlon (Laura Dahlmeier, Simon Schempp), cross-country  skiing (Tobias Angerer), ski jumping (Severin Freund, Andreas Wellinger), bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton (Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch)
  • February 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sotschi
  • 2014 German Olympic Association (DOSB) physician, responsible for the national Alpine skiing, ski cross and freeski teams
  • Since 2013 Medical care and performance diagnostics (endurance and strength) for Audi Motorsport: Works team at the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) and World Endurance Championships (WEC) until 2016 when Audi withdrew from the FIA WEC
  • Since 2013 Member of the Medical-Scientific Advisory Council of the German Ski Association
  • 2011 - 2019 Senior team physician for the German Ski Association (DSV) for the discipline of Alpine skiing (men and women)
  • 2010 - 2018 Team doctor for FC Ingolstadt; responsible for general medical care
  • February 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, German Olympic Association (DOSB) physician, responsible for the national Alpine skiing and ski cross teams
  • 2007 - 2019 Physician at the Bavarian Olympic Training Center (OSP) with special interest in Alpine skiing (with athletes such as Maria Höfl-Riesch, Viktoria Rebensburg, Felix Neureuther), ski cross (Heidi Zacher, Simon Stickl), and freeski (Lisa Zimmermann, Bene Mayr)
  • 2005 - 2019 Physician in the German Ski Association (DSV) for the discipline of Alpine skiing (to date, care of the national Alpine team at five world championships and three Olympic Games, as well as the national ski cross and freeski teams at one world championship)

Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • German Society of Nutrition Medicine Physicians (BDEM)
  • German Cardiac Society (DGK)
  • German Association for Sports Medicine and Prevention (DGSP)
  • German Association for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases (DGPR)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/ European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACRP)
  • International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI)
  • German Society of Association Physicians

Other activities

  • 2011 - 2018 Course director of ALS courses from the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
  • Since 2004 Instructor for Advanced Life Support (ALS) courses from the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)

Appointments

Please contact our doctors' secretariat directly to make an appointment with our sports doctors.

Jara Keller
+41 44 386 52 09
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Prof. Dr. Johannes Scherr

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7 a.m. – 6 p.m.