Professor Thomas Unger MD PhD


Medicine, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology

Place of Employment: 

Em. Director, Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine, CARIM Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Current Research or area of work:

Renin-Angiotensin System, Angiotensin Receptors, Clinical Studies

Leadership Roles:

Director, Institute of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Kiel, Germany; Director Institute of Pharmacology and Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR), Charité, Berlin, Germany; Scientific Director, CARIM – Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Currently Secretary of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).

Reason for joining ECCR:

Founding member of the ECCR precursor European Blood Pressure Group and of ECCR, former ECCR President etc. Just want to keep things alive as an advisor to the Executive Committee.


Alessandro Baricco: “I barbari. Saggio sulla mutazione by Feltrinelli Editore, Milano, 2006.  Translations available. Read and find out.

Journals that you find interesting:

The good international traditional ones with tough peer review.

Interesting articles:

Too many to name them here. What I hate is when epidemiologists and the like confuse associations with causality.

Something personal about yourself outside of work:

Reading, reading, reading. Writing books on music and other things; spending time in Burgundy with my friends; cooking; watching my grandchildren grow.