Geneticist Marc-Phillip Hitz appointed
Prof. Dr. Marc-Phillip Hitz has been appointed Professor of Medical Genetics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Hitz, a paediatrician and clinical geneticist by training, is also director of the University Institute of Medical Genetics at Oldenburg Hospital. Before coming to Oldenburg, he held a professorship for cardiogenetics of structural heart disease at Kiel University.
Marc-Phillip Hitz studied in Hamburg and Göttingen, where he earned his medical degree in 2004. He then moved to Hannover Medical School to take a position as a junior doctor in paediatrics. From 2008 to 2014 he was a research fellow in Montreal, Canada, and then in Cambridge, England, where he also received his PhD. In 2014 he moved to the Clinic for Congenital Heart Defects and Paediatric Cardiology at the University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein. In 2019 Hitz was awarded an endowed professorship at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Kiel. His research focuses on the application of innovative technologies for improving the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart defects.