Ophthalmology: Ophthalmology. Diagnostic in Germany, Bonn


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Frank G. Holz

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Prof. Dr. med. Frank G. HolzCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Education and Degrees 
  • 4/83 - 5/89 Medical School, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 9/1987 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, U.S.A. Clinical Clerkship: Hematology/Bone marrow transplantation program 
  • 4/88 - 11/88 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, U.S.A. Subinternships in surgery and internal medicine 
  • 1986-1987 Medical thesis in physiology: ‘Renovascular effects of adenosine-agonists’ (‘magna cum laude’) – doctoral degree 
  • 1994 Board Examination Ophthalmology 10/1997 Habilitation (‘Privatdozent’) for Ophthalmology: ‘Age-dependent changes in Bruch’s membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium as pathogenetic factors in age-related macular degeneration’ Academic and professional appointments 
  • Since 2003 Chairman and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn 
  • 1995 – 2003 „Oberarzt“ at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany; 2001-2003 „Geschäftsführender Oberarzt“ 
  • 1992 – 1993 Research and Clinical Fellowship Medical Retina, Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England Supervisor: Professor Alan C. Bird, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth 9/93 The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, U.S.A., lipofuscin research project
  • 1989-1991, 1994 Residency, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany Scholarships and awards
  • 1987-1989 Scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation („Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“)
  • 1988 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 1992-1993 Research Scholarship Gertrud-Kusen-Foundation, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1999 Macular Degeneration Research Award for the Prevention of Blindness, Pro Retina Germany and Switzerland
  • 1999 Research Award of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • 2000 Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • 2001 Leonhard-Klein Award for Ophthalmic Surgery
  • 2005 DOC Award, German Ophthalmic Surgeons 
Other functions
  • Former Coordinator to the German Research Council (DFG)-Priority Program „Age-related macular degeneration“ (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SPP 1088)
  • President of the German Ophthalmological Society 
  • Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed, scientific journal „Der Ophthalmologe“ (Official Organ of the German Ophthalmological Society), Publisher: Springer
  • Member of the Committee for Macular Diseases of the German Ophthalmological Society Editorial Board member: RETINA, Graefe’s Archive of Experimental and Clinical Ophthalmology; International Ophthalmology
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the AMD Alliance International
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Pro Retina Society Publications
  • More than 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editor of several books on Age-related macular degeneration and Medical Retina • Author/coauthor of more than 20 book chapters 
Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Macula Society
  • Club Jules Gonin
  • Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (OOC)
  • European Fluorescein-Angiography Club (FAN-Club)
  • Euretina
  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • German Retinological Society 


University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

As a medical institution of maximal care, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Bonn covers the entire spectrum of ophthalmology. Annually the Department helps thousands of patients to achieve a better vision.

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