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Prof. Dr. med. Helmut FriessCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1982 Abitur
  • 1982 - 1988 Medical School, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Scientific curriculum:

  • 1990 Dissertation: The role of gastrointestinal hormones in the adaptation of the pancreas following gastrectomy (PD Dr. M.W. Büchler), University of Ulm, Germany
  • 1998 Habilitation: Growth factors and growth factor receptors in pancreatic cancer (Prof. Dr. M. W. Büchler), University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2003 Professor of pancreatic surgery and molecular pancreatic research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2007  Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Professional curriculum:

  • 1988 - 1991 Internship, University of Ulm, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. H. G. Beger)
  • 1991 - 1992 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Ulm, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. H. G. Beger)
  • 1992 - 1993 Postdoctoral researcher, University of California, Irvine, USA, Departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry (Prof. Dr. M. Korc)
  • 1993 - 1996 Resident, University of Bern, Inselspital, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. M. W. Büchler)
  • 1996 - 2001 Attending Surgeon, University of Bern, Inselspital, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. M. W. Büchler)
  • 2001 - 2007 Vice Chairman, University of Heidelberg, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. M. W. Büchler)
  • 2007.7 - now Chairman, Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany


  • 1994 Assistant Editor of the Journal Digestive Surgery
  • 1997 Editorial Board of the International Journal of Pancreatology
  • 1998 Doctor honoris causa, Medical Faculty, Northern Hospital, Shenyang, China
  • 1998 Scientific Committee, European Pancreatic Club
  • 1998 External examiner, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999 Doctor honoris causa, Railway Medical College, Nanjing, China
  • 1999 External Reviewer: Oncology-Molecular Biology-Pathogenesis, Surgical Forum, German Surgical Society.
  • 1999 Editorial Bord of the Journal of the Pancreas
  • 1999 Visiting Professor, Nanjing Railway Medical College, Nanjing, China
  • 2000 Member of the Publication Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • 2000 Fellow ad eundem, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2000 Visiting Professor, Southeast University Nanjing, China
  • 2000 Visiting Professor, Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2001 Editorial Board of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • 2002 Editorial Board; Molecular Cancer
  • 2003 Council at large of the International Hepato-Pancreatobiliary- Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • 2003 Honorary Professor, R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • 2003 Member of the General Assembly, United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF)
  • 2005 Secretary, European Digestive Surgery (EDS)
  • 2005 Councillor for Clinical Sciences, European Pancreatic Club (EPC)
  • 2005 Secretary Elect, European Pancreatic Club (EPC)
  • 2005 Honorary Member, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2007 Editor Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • 2009 Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
  • 2010 Co-Editor, Editorial Board, Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • 2011 President, Association of Bavarian Surgeons (VBC)


University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar provides a wide range of treatment of diseases requiring surgical intervention.

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