Ophthalmology: Ophthalmology. Treatment in Germany, Cologne


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Claus Cursiefen

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Prof. Dr. med. Claus CursiefenCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 1988 - 1995 Study of Medicine, Universities of Regensburg, Würzburg, Dundee/St. Andrews and London, German Medical State Exam, USMLE.
  • 1995 - 2001 Resident Ophthalmology, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen (Prof. Gottfried Naumann).
  • 1997 MD thesis, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Würzburg: “summa cum laude” (Prof. Detlev Drenckhahn).
  • 2001 European and German Board Exam in Ophthalmology, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Exam.
  • 2002 - 2004 DFG Postdoctoral fellow at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston (Prof. Wayne Streilein; Prof. Reza Dana).
  • 2003 Habilitation and Venia Legendi, University of Erlangen.
  • 2004 - 2011 Privatdozent and Staff member (Oberarzt), Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen, Director of Cornea Bank.
  • 2005 - 2011 Principal Investigator, Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Erlangen. Member and later head of Commission for Junior Scientists.
  • 2008 - 2012 Principal Investigator, SFB 643 (Strategies for cellular immune intervention).
  • 2009 Adjunct Associate Scientist and Visiting Professor, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
  • 2011 Member of the Board, Section Cornea, German Ophthalmological Society.
  • 2011 University Professor (W2) for Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen.
  • 2011 University Professor (W3) Ophthalmology, University of Cologne.
  • 2011 Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology and University Eye Hospital Cologne.
  • 2012 President, European Network for Excellence in Corneal Regeneration (NEXCR), Leiden.
  • 2012 Member of CIO (Center for Integrated Oncology), Cologne-Bonn.
  • 2014 Member of the Board, Novaliq GmbH, Heidelberg.
  • 2014 Chair, EU COST Action BM1302 “Joining Forces in corneal regeneration”.
  • 2015 Speaker, DFG Research Group FOR 2240.


University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology offers both outpatient and inpatient treatment of all eye diseases. The main focuses of the department include corneal surgery, treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive eye surgery.

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PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

Department of Ophtalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology offers the entire spectrum of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures aimed at maintaining, improving or restoring eyesight.

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