Dr. Ulrike Bauer

Dr. Ulrike Bauer is the Managing Director of the National Registry for Congenital Heart Defects and the German Competence Network for Congenital Heart Defects. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of CoHD. Because of the lack of epidemiological data in Germany, Dr Bauer founded a national database for patients with CoHD in 1998. The National Registry for Congenital Heart Defects has been sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2003. As the Managing Director of the German Competence Network she fosters the close collaboration of hospitals, heart centres, rehabilitation centres and practising physicians in order to achieve high quality research and improve health care for people with CoHD.