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Thomas Benzing

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Prof. Dr. med. Thomas BenzingCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 1985 Matriculation exam, Laufenburg Prize.
  • 1987 - 1993 Faculty of Medicine, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg; thesis defense under the direction of Prof. Dr. R. Busse. Subject: "Investigation on the regulation of the formation of endothelial physiologically active substances".
  • 1993 - 1996 One year of compulsory practice, medical practice and clinical training led by Prof. Dr. P. Schollmeyer, University of Freiburg, Nephrology and General Medicine.
  • 1996 - 1998 Fellow at the Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology, Prof. Dr. R. Busse, JWG University Hospital Frankfurt.
  • 1998 - 2000 Fellow, Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston (Director: Prof. Dr. Vikas Sukhatme, PI: Prof. Dr. G. Walz). DFG Research Fellowship.
  • 2000 Visiting Scientist (EMBO) under the direction of Prof. Dr. L. Naldini, Turin, Italy:  "Lentiviral Gene Transfer".
  • 2000 - 2002 Group Leader and Assistant Physician with Prof. Dr. G. Walz, Department of Internal Medicine IV, Nephrology and General Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 2002 - 2003 Assistant Professor in Experimental Medicine for "Regulation of RGS proteins".
  • 2002 - 2003 Specialist in Nephrology, Hypertensiology (German Hypertension League); Venia Legendi for Internal Medicine.
  • 2003 - 2006 Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine IV, nephrology, hypertensiology and general medicine, University Hospital Freiburg. Medical Director: Prof. Dr. G. Walz. Heisenberg Fellowship of German Research Foundation DFG.
  • 2006 - 2007 Professor of Medicine (W3), Deputy Medical Director of the Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital Freiburg. Director of the Center for Biosystem Analysis (ZBSA) Freiburg.
  • Since 2007 Professor of Medicine (W3), Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital Cologne.

Main honors and awards

  • 2004 Dr. Adalbert Buding Research Prize of the German Hypertension League.
  • 2005 Honorary title "Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology " for outstanding merits in nephrological research by the American Society of Nephrology.
  • 2005 Franz Volhard Prize of the Society of Nephrology (highest Research Award of the German-speaking Nephrology).
  • 2006 Young Investigator Award of the American Association of Nephrology.
  • 2008 Member of the Ludwig Heilmeyer Society.
  • 2008 Ernst Jung Award (Medicine).
  • 2008 Award for Teaching in Human Medicine, University of Cologne.
  • 2008 Award of the German Society of Nephrology.
  • 2009 Award of the German Society of Nephrology.
  • 2010 Member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina.

University Hospital Cologne

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Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetology and General Internal Medicine

The Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetology and General Internal Medicine specializes in the treatment of kidney diseases, rheumatic systemшс diseases, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation.

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