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Christian-Alexander Behrendt, MD

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany

Dr Christian-Alexander Behrendt (M.D. | Doctor of Medicine) is member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) and elected member of the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS). In 2019, he was elected as SVS International Scholar. Christian is head of the research group GermanVasc (Cardiovascular Health Services Research, at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and works at the Department of Vascular Medicine, Hamburg, Germany. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed original contributions and reviews (15 of them as first or last author in highly-cited journals). His working group GermanVasc currently has a research budget of approximately 7 million euros and employs four full time scientists and statisticians. Between 2014 and 2019, Christian became an expert in real-world-evidence research using health insurance claims data for vascular research and quality improvement. His main field of interest is cardiovascular health services research, real-world-evidence, big data, and comparative outcome research.

Christian is founding member of the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR, established in 2015) and the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet), where he serves as Co-Chair of the German Chapter.

Christian is project lead of numerous prior and ongoing registry studies in Germany (PSI-Registry, EQS-Registry, L-ACMAG, IDOMENEO, RABATT). He is currently leading two large multistage multimethodological projects on the treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) in Germany (IDOMENEO, NCT03098290 and RABATT).
As a speaker for the department of vascular medicine of the Hamburg City Health Study (HCHS), he is coordinating several vascular projects within this large regional health care study.

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