Experienced cardiologists dedicated to improving heart care outcomes for our patients.
DaVita is a global provider of healthcare services, operating in 12 countries around the world.
Our medical group strives to improve patients’ quality of life, in coordination with physicians, through clinical innovation and optimized clinical outcomes. We aim to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen by innovating and adding value to healthcare regionally while being a role model for global care.
Our cardiology centers’ multidisciplinary teams, which include physicians and nurses provide excellent care to patients
DaVita CardioCentrum DüsseldorfKönigsallee 61
Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Established in the early 1970s in the Zoo district, our practice has grown significantly over the decades. The CardioCentrum Düsseldorf practice has since become a medical care center and management was assumed by MVZ DaVita CardioCentrum GmbH. To date, 12 doctors work in the MVZ DaVita CardioCentrum Düsseldorf, specializing in cardiovascular medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetology, pediatric cardiology, and sports medicine.
A few years ago, we founded the Institute for Prevention and Sports Medicine. We have provided comprehensive care for the players of Fortuna Düsseldorf and DEG for many years, as well as the full roster of athletes within the state sports organization of North Rhine-Westphalia. Many marathon runners, triathletes, divers, and other athletes in other disciplines trust in our work for their regular physicals and performance checks.
We work closely with the cardiology clinics in our area. We partner with Augusta hospital and the university clinic in Düsseldorf for invasive diagnostics using catheters and interventional therapy.
Since our move in 2014, from the Zooviertel district to Königsallee, our doctors have found a perfect working environment. Through the establishment of a call center for processing appointment requests and prescription issues, the receptionists’ workload has been greatly reduced so that they can place their focus squarely on the patients in the center. By optimizing all operational processes, we are now able accomodate most of our patients’ desired appointment date and time. Emergencies are always handled immediately.
DaVita GeilenkirchenHerzog-Wilhelm-Str. 105
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: by appointment
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The cardiology and nephrology practice (with a dialysis center) was founded in 1999 in Geilenkirchen by Dr. Yvonne Grafen and Dr. Beate Schneider.
Our specialists care forpatients with heart and vascular diseases and kidney and blood pressure disorders in Geilenkirchen and the surrounding area.
Due to the increasing number of patients requiring treatment, the practice was expanded in 2005. Most recently in 2011/2012, we completely renovated/modernized the practice and the dialysis stations.
We now offer our patients – across a total area of approximately 1,600 square meters – highly modern offices and dialysis stations with a light and friendly atmosphere. Thanks to cutting-edge technology in diagnostics and therapy, we guarantee high-quality treatment where the individual patient is always the focus.
Every day, we meet different and often chronically ill people with their own fears and concerns. Our committed and experienced team at the practice and in the dialysis center ensures that our patients receive trustworthy, competent, and friendly care.
We are always there for you!
DaVita Ambulantes Kardiologisches Zentrum PeineDuttenstedter Straße 11
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
And by appointment
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The practice was founded in 1994 as a joint medical practice. In 2010, the practice relocated to a more modern space in the Ärztezentrum Duttenstedter Straße 11, where six cardiologists treat patients with heart or vascular problems. The practice also operates a chest pain outpatient clinic for emergency patients. There are ten other medical disciplines represented in the medical center.
Dr. Berrisch-Rahmel began specializing in the field of sports medicine while she was completing her studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. She was initially employed at the hospital of the Huyssens-Stiftung in Essen and later at Medical Park St. Hubertus in Bad Wiessee. After that, she went to the Elisabeth-Krankenhaus, in Essen, to complete her training in internal medicine and later cardiology. She joined a group practice in Wuppertal .In 2001, she brought her expertise in sports cardiology to the Cardio Centrum Düsseldorf where, among other patients, the Fortuna Düsseldorf professional soccer team and Düsseldorf club of the German ice hockey league receive treatment. Dr. Berrisch-Rahmel is the spokesperson of the sports cardiology working groups of the medical associations Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen (BNK) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK).
Dr. Ingo Bläse studied medicine in Marburg and Düsseldorf, ultimately graduating in Bonn. Because he focused his work early on, he already has more than 25 years of experience in his focus areas of cardiovascular imaging, rhythmology, and electrotherapy (pacemakers and defibrillators). In 2000, he joined his colleagues Dr. Keil and Dr. Buschhaus in the oldest existing cardiology practice in the Rhine region, which later spawned the Cardio Centrum Düsseldorf. He is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin (DEGUM), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK), Deutsche Hochdruckliga, and the Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen (BNK), as well as various working groups for which he regularly holds lectures.
Dr. van Emden studied Medicine at Kiel University and RWTH Aachen (1990–1997). Since receiving her doctorate in 1997, she has been working as an MD of internal medicine, specializing in the treatment of cardiac patients. With many years of clinical experience to call upon, Dr. van Emden is also highly accomplished in the field of emergency care. Her primary areas of activity include cardiac catheter examinations, pacemaker monitoring, echo cardiography, and carotid artery diagnoses. Dr. van Emden has been an MD of internal medicine since 2003, specializing in cardiology since 2004. Since 2014, she has been working with cardiac patients at the CardioCentrum in Düsseldorf, where she specializes in conservative cardiology and diagnosing sleep-related breathing disorders, which are known to cause a number of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. van Emden also has experience in the field of nutritional medicine. She is also a member of the German Cardiac Society (DGK).
Dr. Silke Eschenhagen began her studies in human medicine at the RWTH Aachen after finishing her nurse training at the university hospital in Essen. While at RWTH Aachen she focused on Non-invasive cardiography, which has remained an important area of focus in her clinical work. At DaVita Cardio Centrum she offers two- and three-dimensional echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms and transesophageal echocardiograms. She has authored several articles in various technical journals and is a member of the AG5 cluster for echocardiography at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie. She is always on the cutting edge of science in the field.
Dr. Ulrich Keil – who was born and raised in the Ruhr district – completed training as a pharmaceutical technician in addition to going to medical school for internal medicine. In 1983, he passed the third state board examination and began a residency at the Sana hospital in the city of Benrath. Later on, he worked at the Sana hospital in Gerresheim andthe Roderbirken clinic. In 1993, Dr. Keil finished his specialty qualifications and worked as a medical specialist for internal medicine and cardiology at DaVita’s Cardio Centrum Düsseldorf. As a passionate athlete and marathon runner, he’s proud to provide care for the Fortuna Düsseldorf professional soccer team among other patients. He is also certified by the North Rhine-Westphalia state sports association.
Dr. Thomas Lauer studied human medicine at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and gathered valuable experience in internal medicine at the university hospitals in Düsseldorf, Aachen, and Dresden. As head of department and, most recently, clinic director at the university hospital in Düsseldorf, he was responsible for emergency care, intensive care, and interventional catheter therapy for patients in the cardiovascular unit. In 2011, he became a partner at the Cardio Centrum Düsseldorf. Among other roles, Dr. Thomas Lauer is a consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK) and an expert evaluator of angiology for the medical association of the northern Rhine region.
Dr. Rüdiger Liersch completed his medical studies in Berlin, Lübeck, Vienna, and Düsseldorf. After passing his state examinations and graduating, he continued his specialization in pediatrics. After ten years of clinical work experience, he was appointed head of the pediatric clinic at the same time he received his postdoctoral lecturer qualification. In 1983, Dr. Rüdiger Liersch joined the Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin Wuppertal and, in 1989, was appointed adjunct professor at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
He became head of the pediatric cardiology and pulmonology department in 1991. He has been providing his expertise in pediatric cardiology to the team at Cardio Centrum Düsseldorf since 2009.
After his medical studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, PD Dr. Perings completed his residency at the clinic for cardiology, pneumology, and angiology at the university hospital in Düsseldorf. In 2004, he became a partner at the CardioCentrum Düsseldorf and began his career in outpatient medicine. In his role as deputy chairman of the BNK, he has established outpatient services for chest pain, founded the largest German-speaking cardiology journal, and created a new, interactive online forum for professional development. He is a member of the executive board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK) and has been appointed as an honorary member of both the European and the American societies of cardiology.
After graduation, medical specialization, and working as a department head, Dr. Werner Scherbaum became a professor of internal medicine at Leipzig University. He also founded and led the interdisciplinary center for clinical research, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. From 1997 to 2004, he directed the clinic for internal medicine and in 2006 he became director of rheumatology at the university hospital in Düsseldorf. He also served as head of the clinical department of the Deutsches Diabetesforschungsinstitut. From 2004 to 2007, he was served as the deputy medical director of the UKD. Up until July 2012, he was also a professor of internal medicine and the director of the clinic for endocrinology, diabetology, and rheumatology.
Dr. med. Yvonne Grafen graduated with a degree in medicine from RWTH Aachen in 1990, and went on to receive her doctorate in 1995. She started working as a junior doctor – later becoming a consultant –at the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen in 1990, where she spent a total of nine years. In 1997, she was formally recognized as an MD of internal medicine, with a specialization in cardiology following a year later. In 1999, Dr. med. Yvonne Grafen began working as an MD of internal medicine and cardiology in the newly founded specialist internal medicine practice in Geilenkirchen. She received her qualification as a dialysis physician in 2002 from the North-Rhine Medical Council, of which she is also a member. Her other professional memberships include the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM), the German Heart Foundation (DHS), and the German Professional Association of Specialists in Internal Medicine (BDI).
Dr. med. Friederike Keßler completed her studies in medicine at RWTH Aachen in 2007, which was also the same year that she received both her license to practice medicine and her doctorate. From 2007 to 2017 she was a resident at the Clinic for Internal Medicine and Intensive Care at St. Antonius Hospital in Eschweiler. It was also during this time that she received additional titles including those for emergency medicine (2011) and for specializing in internal medicine (2012). Dr. med. Friederike Keßler has been a mother of two since 2017. Her professional memberships include the North-Rhine Medical Council, the German Society of Internal Medicine, and the German Cardiac Society. She currently works as an MD in internal medicine and an advanced training assistant for cardiology at the specialist internal medicine practice for cardiology and nephrology with dialysis center in Geilenkirchen.
Dr. med. Dagmar Monteiro Pai began her degree in medicine at RWTH Aachen in 1984 and received her license to practice medicine in 1991. She started out as a doctor at the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen’s Medical Clinic II, later becoming a consultant and then senior physician before receiving her doctorate in 1994. Her specialization in nephrology was formally recognized in 2007. Since 2009, she has been working as an MD in internal medicine and nephrology at the specialist internal medicine practice for cardiology and nephrology (with a dialysis center) in Geilenkirchen. Dr. med. Dagmar Monteiro Pai is a member of the North-Rhine Medical Council and the German Society of Nephrology (DGfN).
When Dr. med. Beate Schneider began studying medicine at RWTH Aachen in 1984, she brought with her a wealth of professional experience that she had already accumulated as a registered nurse. After receiving her license to practice medicine in 1992, she spent seven years working as a junior doctor – later becoming a consultant – at the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen’s Medical Clinic II. She received her doctorate in 1994 and was formally recognized as an MD of internal medicine in 1998, with her specialization in nephrology following a year later. That same she began working as an MD of internal medicine and nephrology in the newly founded specialist internal medicine practice in Geilenkirchen. Dr. med. Beate Schneider’s professional memberships include the North-Rhine Medical Council and the German Society of Nephrology.
Dr. med Philip Törnberg studied medicine in Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Auckland, and Sydney and received his license to practice medicine in 2006. After gaining experience as a resident, he was formally recognized as an MD of general medicine in 2012. He spent three years working as a specialist within the cardiology unit at the HELIOS Clinic and Cardiology Center in Siegburg. In 2015, he was formally recognized as an MD of internal medicine and cardiology and was employed in this capacity at the specialist internal medicine practice for cardiology and nephrology (with a dialysis center)in Geilenkirchen. Dr. med Philip Törnberg also holds qualifications in areas including sports medicine, emergency medicine, and a certification as a hypertensiologist DHL. He is a member of the North-Rhine Association of Sports Physicians.
Dr. Uwe Gremmler studied medicine at the Ruhr University of Bochum and at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. He completed his doctorate in medicine in 1988. From 1985 to 2000, Dr. Gremmler trained as a doctor/specialist in internal medicine, emergency medicine, phlebology and cardiology while working in the following clinics: Schildautalklinik in Seesen, MVZ Cardiology Center Peine, Klinikum Wolfsburg, Schüchtermann-Klinik in Bad Rothenfelde and in Herzzentrum Lahr/Baden. He has been working at the MVZ Cardiology Center Peine since 1994, specializing in cardiology and angiology. Dr. Gremmler is highly specialized in pacemaker, defibrillator and CRT therapy. For the last seven years, Dr. Gremmlerhas served as the chairman of the professional association of established cardiologists (BNK) in Lower Saxony. He is also a member of the district executive board of the KV Niedersachsen in Braunschweig and a member of the representative assembly of the KV Niedersachsen in Hanover.
Michael Krumm studied human medicine in Heidelberg and Berlin. In 1992, he began his nine year stint as a doctor at the Braunschweig Clinic in the Department of Internal Medicine, where he worked as an emergency doctor in the intensive care unit for internal medicine and in the emergency medical service. He has also worked in invasive cardiology and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. Michael completed his training as a specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and emergency medicine. Since 2001, he has been working as an internist and cardiologist at the MVZ Cardiology Centre in Peine. He specialized in pacemaker, defibrillator and CRT therapy.
Dr. Markus Sauerborn completed his studies at the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster, where he also received his doctorate. From 2000 to 2009, he trained as a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology at Klinikum Braunschweig. While at Klinikum Braunschweig, he acquired extensive knowledge in emergency and intensive care medicine and most recently he was responsible for the cardiological care of cardiac surgery patients. Dr. Sauerborn supervised cardiological and angiological patients in a specialist practice for vascular and circulatory diseases in Wolfenbüttel with a focus on duplex sonography of the neck vessels, echocardiography and pacemaker controls from 2009 to 2015. In 2015, he moved to the MVZ Cardiology Centre in Peine.
Dr. Sibylle Nora Schelle completed her studies of human medicine in Frankfurt am Main. In 2003, she completed her clinical training as a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology at Bad Soden Hospital where she spent the next seven years as a senior physician. Dr. Sibylle Nora Schelle moved to the Cardiology Centre at Bethanien-Krankenhaus in Frankfurt am Main in 2010. She joined the MVZ Cardiology Center in Peine in 2017.