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Armin Helisch, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


MD, Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany, 1988
"Doktor der Medizin", Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany, 1991
Internal Medicine Internship/Residency, Medical Center of the Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, 1989-1991
Internal Medicine Residency, Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992-1995
Cardiology Fellowship, Albert-Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1995-1999
Research Associate, Department of Experimental Cardiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Physiological & Clinical Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany, 1999-2003

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Contact Information

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: Borwell, 564W
Phone: 603-650-6083
Fax: 603-653-0510
Email: Armin.Helisch@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Sandra Lusona
Asst. Phone: 603-650-9491
Asst. Email: Sandra.J.Lusona@hitchcock.org

Professional Interests

I am a non-invasive cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Echocardiography is my clinical specialty. I have a special interest in heart-healthy diet education.
Before coming to DHMC in 2003, I worked as a research associate at the Max-Planck-Institute in Bad Nauheim, where I studied the mechanisms of compensatory growth of collateral arteries. I was involved in developing and optimizing methods to image and quantify collateral arteries in a murine femoral artery ligation model. I continued some of this work at Dartmouth and mentored a number of Dartmouth students who worked with me.
I am a faculty advisor of the Dartmouth Argentine Tango Society.

Grant Information

8/01/2008 - 07/31/2013, K08, NIH/NHLBI, Armin Helisch (PI), "Inflammatory Mechanisms in Arteriogenesis"

Selected Publications


  • Helisch A, Schaper W. Arteriogenesis: the development and growth of collateral arteries. Microcirculation. 2003;10:83-97. (view details in PubMed)

  • Ziegelhoeffer T, Fernandez B, Kostin S, Heil M, Voswinckel R, Helisch A, Schaper W. Bone marrow-derived cells do not incorporate into the adult growing vasculature. Circ Res. 2004;94:230-8. (view details in PubMed)

  • Wagner S, Helisch A, Bachmann G, Schaper W. Time-of-flight quantitative measurements of blood flow in mouse hindlimbs. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2004;19:468-74. (view details in PubMed)

  • Helisch A, Wagner S, Khan N, Drinane M, Wolfram S, Heil M, Ziegelhoeffer T, Brandt U, Pearlman JD, Swartz HM, Schaper W Impact of mouse strain differences in innate hindlimb collateral vasculature. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006;26:520-6. (view details in PubMed)