Research Lead

Harald Becher, MD, PhD FRCP
Professor of Medicine
Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair for Cardiovascular Research
0A8.32, ABACUS, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
University of Alberta Hospital
8440 -112 Street, Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: 780- 407-8504
Fax : 780- 407-3489

Harald Becher, MD, PhD, is the ABACUS Director and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Alberta, Canada.

In 2000 he became Professor at Bonn University and the chairman of the working group “Cardiovascular Ultrasound” of the German Cardiac Society (GCS). A year later he moved to Oxford, UK and worked as a Professor of Cardiac Ultrasound at Oxford University, lead in non-invasive imaging and consultant cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Professor Becher’s research has involved development of echocardiographic techniques like colour Doppler Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiography, Contrast Echocardiography and the impact of the new ultrasound imaging modalities on patient management. He has written the Handbook of Contrast Echocardiography and is one of the co-editors of the Oxford Handbook of Echocardiography. He has written 10 book chapters and is the author of more than 100 scientific papers. Professor Becher is co-editor of the Journal Echocardiography and member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Society of Echocardiography.