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Priv.-Doz., Dr. med. Wolfgang GaletkeCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

School and professional development 

  • from 1970 to 1983: primary school; gymnasium in Essen 
  • 1983: passed final school examination 
  • 1984: started studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)
  • from 1984 to 1986: civil service at the Marienhospital hospital in Essen-Altenessen 
  • from 1986 to 1992: continued education at the Faculty of Medicine of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)
  • 1992: state examination and approbation to work as a medical doctor

Clinical/scientific education 

  • from 1992 to 1993: Medical Assistant Apprentice in the Department of Pulmonary and Bronchial Diseases at Hospital St. Elizabeth in Dorsten (chief doctor: Dr. Wolf) 
  • from 1994 to 1999: Assistant Doctor in the Medical Department of the Miners Hospital in Bottrop (Chief Physician: Dr. Schilling) 
  • 1995: awarding the degree of Doctor of Science at the Faculty of Medicine of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) 
  • 1998: certified primary care physician. 
  • с 1999 to 2003: physician assistant/functional senior physician at the Ambroke Hagen Clinic, Department of Pulmonology, Allergology and Sleep Medicine (Chief Physician: Prof. Dr. Rühle) 
  • 2000: achievement of qualification in main specialization "pulmonology" 
  • from 2003 to 2009: leading senior physician at the hospital Bethanien in Solingen, Pulmonology and Allergology Department, sleep and resuscitation medicine center (chief doctor: Prof. Dr. Randerat) 
  • 2006: awarded qualification in additional specialization "Allergology" 
  • 2007: awarded qualification in additional specialization "Sleep Medicine" 
  • 2008: obtaining a post of assistant professorship in the specialty "Therapy" at the University of Witten-Herdecke 
  • from 01.11.2009: chief physician of Pulmonology, Cardiology, Allergology, Sleep Medicine and Resuscitation Medicine Department at the St. Augustine Hospital in Cologne 

Additional qualifications 

  • Certificate "Expert assessment of interrelations in industrial accidents" of the German Society of Industrial Medicine and Environmental Medicine 
  • Transfusion medicine 


  • European Respiratory Society – ERS 
  • German Therapeutics Alliance (BDI) 
  • German Society of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine (DGP) 
  • German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (DGSM) 
  • German Interdisciplinary Community for Community-Based Resuscitation (DIGAB) 
  • The North Rhine-Westphalia Sleep Medicine Society (NRM-GSM) 
  • Union of Pulmonary Clinics (VPK) 
  • West German Society of Pulmonology (WdGP) 

Additional Information 

  • Deputy Director of the Institute of Pulmonology Bethanien, Solingen 
  • Speaker of the working group on apnea DGSM 
  • Head of the DGSM Self-Help Commission 
  • Member of the Commission on Excipients DGSM 
  • Member of the conference under S3 directives "Sleep that does not bring rest" DGSM 
  • President of the 22nd Annual Meeting of DGSM in December 2014 in Cologne 
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of journals "Respiration", "Somnologie", "Lung", "Sleep and Breathing" 
  • Publisher of the specialized journal "Somnologie" 

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pulmonology

The Department of Pulmonology at the Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen in Cologne deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all respiratory diseases. Pulmonology, including artificial lung ventilation and sleep medicine with 3 sections containing 46 beds. There are annually treated over 2,100 inpatients.

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine

According to the Focus magazine rating, the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases! The department provides the entire ra...

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