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Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant (594920)

Bertram Glass

Prof. Dr. med.

Bertram Glass

Specialized in: hematology, bone marrow transplant

About the department

The Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the hematopoietic and lymphatic systems. The department specializes in the treatment of acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, malignant lymphomas, myelomas, chronic myeloproliferative diseases, benign blood diseases and hematopoiesis. The patients' health is in the reliable hands of an experienced team of doctors who have a perfect command of all the classic and innovative treatments. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Bertram Glass.

The doctors of the department consider accurate diagnostics the key to successful treatment. In this regard, the department has a special laboratory for conducting molecular biological studies of blood, bone marrow and lymphatic fluid. Imaging and endoscopic diagnostic procedures are provided as well. The bone marrow diagnostics is carried out using cytological, cytochemical and immunocytochemical methods, i.e. testing of individual cells and their components at the microbiological level. Also, the diagnostic spectrum is supplemented by biopsy and puncture procedures. Thus, the department offers all the studies for providing the comprehensive diagnostics, the results of which will become the basis for developing the most effective individual treatment regimen.

A special focus of the department's work is bone marrow transplant. The department performs both autologous and allogeneic transplants. The first version of the procedure involves transplanting the patient's own bone marrow, while the second option consists in transplanting the bone marrow from the donor. In the case of autologous bone marrow transplantation, tissues are taken from the patient himself, after which they undergo special treatment and are administered again after chemotherapy or radiation therapy completion. Also, this type of therapy can be used independently, if chemotherapy does not give the expected result. The bone marrow transplant procedure takes place in a hospital setting, after which the patient receives the necessary care and monitoring. It is worth noting that the department’s specialists not only successfully use bone marrow transplantation in their clinical practice, but also participate in international research, including in the conditions of their in-house special laboratory, where they further study this field of medicine. The department has a reputation as one of the best medical centers for bone marrow transplant at the national level.

The department's field of competence includes the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Acute leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (impaired formation of blood cells in the bone marrow)
  • Chronic myeloproliferative diseases
  • Malignant lymphomas: Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (malignant tumors of the lymphatic system)
  • Multiple myeloma (cancer of the hematopoietic system with plasma cell proliferation)
  • Benign blood diseases, such as immune thrombocytopenia or hemolytic anemia
  • Drug-induced hematopoiesis 
  • Other diseases

The therapeutic service range of the department includes:

  • Bone marrow transplant (autologous and allogeneic)
  • Different types of radiation therapy
  • Antibody immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Classical chemotherapy
  • High-dose chemotherapy
  • Other treatments

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1982 - 1989 Study of Human Medicine at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.
  • 1991 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1991 Doctoral thesis defense.
  • 1996 Board certification in Internal Medicine.
  • 1999 Habilitation and Venia legendi in Internal Medicine.
  • 2002 Board certification in Hematology and Oncology.

Professional Career

  • 1989 - 1991 Internship at the Institute of Immunology and in the Department of Internal Medicine II at the University Hospital Kiel.
  • 1991 - 1999 Assistant Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Municipal hospital Kiel.
  • 1999 - 2000 Senior Physician in the in the Department of Internal Medicine II at the University Hospital Kiel.
  • 2001 - 2007 Leading Senior Physician and Head of the Section for Bone Marrow Transplant of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital Göttingen.
  • 2002 C2 Professor, Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital Göttingen.
  • 2007 Extraordinary Professorship at the Georg-August University of Göttingen.
  • 2007 - 2017 Deputy Chief Physician and Head of the Section for Bone Marrow Transplant at the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Asklepios Hospital St. Georg in Hamburg.
  • Since 2017 Chief Physician of the Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch.

Research Activities

  • Over the years, Prof. Glass has been actively involved in clinical research. His research interests include the treatment of malignant lymphomas and bone marrow transplant. He was the head and published the results of several multicenter clinical trials. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the German Lymphoma Alliance.

Teaching Activities

  • Until 2016, the professor held the position of Instructor at the Asklepios Medical School. He also teaches at the University of Göttingen (Hematology and Oncology). In addition, Prof. Glass is a participant in many advanced courses, scientific congresses and symposia.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

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