Nikos Werner, MD, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Heart Center Trier and the Department of Internal Medicine III – Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Hospital Barmherzige Brüder Trier, Germany. He received his medical training in Frankfurt, Louisville, and New York. His scientific and clinical career was accomplished at the University Hospitals in Homburg and Bonn. With the development of TAVR, his interest shifted towards its clinical application and scientific evaluation culminating in various publications. Until today, he has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is PI in a number of interventional studies and has initiated a number of Investigator-Initiated trials. Professor Werner was awarded several clinical and translational scientific awards.