Ursula Rauch is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiology at Berlin’s university hospital Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin in Germany, Europe’s largest university hospital. Her scientific work pertains primarily to blood coagulation and thrombosis, with special emphasis on coagulation activation in heart failure, atherothrombotic disease and diabetes. As director of the thrombosis and hemostasis laboratory of the Department, she has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals. As consultant and managing deputy of the clinic, she is responsible for the medical and interventional care of patients with a broad variety of cardiovascular diseases.