Leadership for Experts

in Medicine and Health Care


With the program Leadership for Experts in Medicine and Health Care we provide a unique combination of a business education combined with the latest state-of-the-art knowledge in the medical science and health care sector. In order to do this most effectively we are being supported by the Leipzig Heart Institute, a renowned organization within cardiovascular education, practice and research.

With this program we aim to equip our participants with expertise for their daily work. We work with excellent and internationally renowned professors and lecturers, tailor-made methods as well as tried and tested approaches for teaching sustainable leadership.

Program Start

  • November 2021

Target Group

  • Experts in medicine and health care from Europe and beyond who are currently in leadership positions or will be “leaders of tomorrow”

Program Structure

  • 7 months
  • 6 modules including one field trip abroad

Language of Instruction

  • English

Program Structure

Shaping the leaders of tomorrow – An innovative curriculum tailored to strengthen your leadership skills

Our program provides participants with the unique opportunity to combine a state-of-the-art education with the latest insights in the medical science and health care sector. We aim to help you develop the necessary skillset for your future as a leader in an international setting through interactive teaching sessions and the use of case studies. During informal get-togethers and discussions, you will be able to form lasting connections with experts and peers in your field.
Assignments, case studies and practical exercises allow for a transformation of the theory into specific, practice-oriented skills and knowledge. Our program focuses specifically on interdisciplinary team work, efficient process organization, innovation and new treatment strategies as well as personal and team development – designed for the health care leaders of tomorrow.


The program lasts for eight months and covers a wide range of topics within the following six modules:

  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Change Management and Communication
  • Digitization
  • Field trip

Learning objectives

  • Delivering state-of-the-art knowledge in management and the medical sciences and the health care sector
  • Establishing and maintaining business excellence
  • Developing leadership skills and being part of an international network in medicine and health care

Our course aim is to provide an international executive education for medical science and health care experts focusing on leadership and medical excellence.

Prof. Michael A. Borger
Director of the Department for Cardiac Surgery at Leipzig Heart Center

The Leadership Course for Cardiovascular Experts is an important building block for physicians with aspirations of achieving a leadership position in their hospital or institution. Physicians spend almost all of their training learning about disease processes, but precious little time learning about leadership and management. This course will help prepare the cardiovascular leaders of tomorrow for new challenges and opportunities that they will encounter in leadership positions.

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Mohr
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Mohr, former Director of the Department for Cardiac Surgery at Leipzig Heart Center

Management and leadership training is somewhat missing in the current university education. Therefore, young doctors are not prepared for these tasks. The competitive world of medical healthcare needs leaders who have extensive experience in business skills and people skills. This course aims to ensure that future leaders are prepared for these tasks and to close the existing gap.

Dr. med. Fabian Mühlberg
Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

In times of increasing patient numbers, cost pressure and new levels of competition, leaders in medicine also have to steer their teams through changing environments and drive change and innovation themselves. This HHL-LHI Course provided me with several tools to engage in these topics and helped me with shaping my own agenda of leadership. On top of this, it served as a fantastic platform for networking with other professionals in the field.

Our Professors and Lecturers

Learn from renowned experts

Our faculty is a carefully selected combination of full-time resident professors at HHL, experts from the field of cardiovascular medicine and guest lecturers who are renowned in their field. All have longstanding experience and renowned competencies in their field and well-known successes in teaching.

Our Lecturers

  • Prof. Michael A. Borger, Director of the Department for Cardiac Surgery at Leipzig Heart Center,University of Leipzig Medical Center
  • Jun. Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Junior Professorship in International Management at HHL
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hindricks, Director of the Department Electrophysiology at Leipzig Heart Center, University of Leipzig Medical Center
  • Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt, Chairholder Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership at HHL
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Mohr, Former Director of the Department for Cardiac Surgery at Leipzig Heart Center, University of Leipzig Medical Center
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Chairholder Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at HHL
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek, Chairholder Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Economic and Business Ethics at HHL
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff, Director at the Center for Hospital Management Münster (CKM)
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Wulf, Professor at HHL, Academic Director Denter for Strategy and Scenario Planning at HHL, Professor for Strategic and International Management at Philipps University Marburg
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Bollmann, Deputy Head of the Department for Electrophysiology at Leipzig Heart Center, University of Leipzig Medical Center
  • Prof. Dr. Jörn Block, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovative Management at the University of Trier & Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  • Anne-Katrin Dawidjan, Business Coach and Psychologist
  • Dr. Christian Elsner, MBA, Managing Director/CEO at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck
  • Dr. Claudia Lehmann, Executive Director at CLIC – Center for Leading Innovation & Cooperation
  •  Maren Lehky, Top Executive Coach and Owner of a Consultancy on Leadership & Communication

Program Dates

Please contact us for the receipt of continuing education credit points of the regional Chamber of Physicians.

Lecture time: Thursday to Saturday

StrategyNovember 11-13, 2021HHL
LeadershipDecember 08-10, 2021HHL
InnovationJanuary 19-21, 2022HHL
Change Management and CommunicationFebruary 09-11, 2022HHL,
DigitizationMarch 10-11, 2022HHL
Field trip: Global Players in MedicineApril 25-29, 2022Field Trip to Madrid

Program Venues

Two renowned institutions

The modules will be held at HHL’s premises and also at The Leipzig Heart Institute (LHI). The final module will be carried out as a field trip abroad, where you will have the opportunity to get to know cardiovascular departments in a specific region.

Impressions from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the Leipzig Heart Institute


We look forward to welcoming you to our program

Please register with the registration form using the following fax number +49 341 9851-833 or by e-mail to executive@hhl.de.

The fee for participation in the program Leadership for Experts in Medicine and Health Care is EUR 9,750 – including program materials and services (excluding travel and accommodation costs).

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me:

Jana Näther
Director Executive Education