Prof. Konstantinos Stellos graduated in 2005 from the medical school of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and subsequently was trained in internal medicine and cardiology at the University Hospitals of Tübingen and Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He received his doctorate degree with distinction (summa cum laude) from the University of Tübingen and his habilitation (postdoctoral higher doctorate) from the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
At the age of 32 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine (Privatdozent) of the medical school of the Goethe University Frankfurt, followed by a promotion one year later to Associate (Außerplanmäßiger) Professor of Medicine. At the age of 36 he was appointed as Professor/Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epitranscriptomics at the Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Since September 2021 he works at the Heidelberg University as Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Research at the European Center for Angioscience (Mannheim campus).
His research has been awarded with several national and international awards including the German Heart Foundation Wilhem P. Winterstein Prize 2014, the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation Memorial Fellowship 2014, the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award 2015, the German Cardiac Society Oskar-Lapp Research Prize 2017, a European Research Council (ERC) Grant 2017 and the European Society of Cardiology Outstanding Achievement Award 2020.
He currently serves as Assistant Editor of the journal Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, Editorial Board member of the journal Cardiovascular Research and as nucleus board member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Atherosclerosis & Vascular Biology, member of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) Translational Research Committee and Vice-Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Genomic & Precision Medicine Professional/Public Education & Publications' Committee.