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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. Karl Jürgen OldhaferCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 1978 - 1984 Education at the University of Göttingen, the University of Illinois, USA.
  • 1984 State examination (III), University of Göttingen.
  • 1985 Defense of doctoral thesis at the University of Göttingen.
  • 1984 Approbation.
  • 1984 - 1985 Experimental pathology (Head: Prof., Dr. U. Mohr), Hannover Medical School.
  • 1985 - 1986 Laboratory for Transplantation Immunology (Director: Prof., Dr. K. Wonigeit), Hannover Medical School.
  • 1986 - 1992 Internship, Department of Surgery (Prof. Dr. Pichlmayr, Prof. Dr. Borst, Prof. Dr. Tscherne), Hannover Medical School.
  • 1992 Appointment as a Surgeon.
  • 1993 Appointment of a Doctor of Emergency Medical Care.
  • 1993 Venia Legendi, Hannover Medical School, Surgery, subject: "Ischemic and reperfusion lesions after liver transplantation."
  • 1993 - 1998 Senior Physician of the Department of Abdominal and Transplant Surgery (Head: Prof. Dr. R. Pichlmayr), Hannover Medical School.
  • Head of the Transplantation Program, Hannover Medical School.
  • 1998 Advanced training, Abdominal Surgery.
  • 1998 Visiting Professor.
  • 1998 - 2002 Senior Physician of the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery (Head: Prof., Dr. Broelsch).
  • Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital Essen.
  • Since March 2002 Head of the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Krankenhaus Celle Hospital, academic teaching hospital of the Hannover Medical School.
  • Since February 2007 Head of the Department of General Surgery, St. Joseph-Stift Celle.
  • Since July 2007 Chief Physician of the Krankenhaus Celle Hospital. 
  • Head of the Department of general, Abdominal and Surgical Oncology, Asklepios Barmbek Hospital.

Awards and Prizes

  • 1995 Prize for the best study on transplantation. "Auxiliary orthotopic liver transplantation. A new therapeutic option for acute liver failure", European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Athen.
  • 1997 Award for the  Best report (together with L. Moreno) "Hyperthermic isolated liver perfusion (HILP) with tumor necrosis factor", an experimental study, European Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.
  • 1999 Award (together with T. Schindewolf and others), "Preoperative virtual planning of liver surgery using three dimensional liver models." Tumor biology, diagnostics, therapy. Congress on Surgery of Liver Tumors, Munich, Grosshadern Hospital.
  • Award (together with D. Selle and others), "Image processing system for preoperative liver surgery", German Society of Radiology, Wiesbaden.
  • 2004 Award (together with C. Franke, H. Barenthin): "Twofold rupture of the liver and spleen after minor trauma in the treatment with Marcumar 174". Conference of the Association of Surgeons of North-West Germany.

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology

The Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology offers the full range of services in these medical focuses. The department provides high-quality surgical treatment of all abdominal diseases. The surgeons of the department have a huge experience in performing open and laparoscopic interventions.

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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Jakob R. IzbickiCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1998- present  Chairman Dept. of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University of Hamburg 
  • 1994- present  Professor of Surgery, Dept. of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University of Hamburg  
  • 1992-1998  Senior Attending Physician and Deputy Director, Dept. of General Surgery, University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Ch.E. Broelsch) 
  • 1991-1992  Deputy Director of the project group Gastrointestinal Tumors of the Cancer Center Munich 
  • 1991   Associate Professor of Surgery, Dept.of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich Klinikum Innenstadt (Prof.Dr.L.Schweiberer). 
  • 1991 - 1992  Attending Surgeon Gastrointestinal and Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology. Dept.of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Klinikum Innenstadt (Prof.Dr.L.Schweiberer). 
  • 1990   Habilitation (Ph.D. Degree)  
  • 1990   Venia Legendi in Surgery and appointment as Privat-Dozent (Assistant Professor of Surgery). 
  • 1989 - 1990  Instructor in Surgery (Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Surgery) Dept. of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Klinikum Innenstadt 
  • 1987   Board certification as surgeon by the Bavarian Chamber of Physicians 
  • 1986 - 1989  Senior Resident and Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Klinikum Innenstadt  (Prof.Dr.L.Schweiberer). 
  • 1982 - 1986  Resident and Postdoctoral Fellow in Surgical Gastroenterology II. Dept. of Surgery, University of Cologne (Prof.Dr.H.Troidl).  
  • 13.05.1982  Doctorial thesis, Bonn University with honours. 
  • 1981 - 1982  Resident, Dept. of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery (Prof.Dr.R.Pichlmayr) and  Dept. of Pediatric Surgery (Prof. Dr.H.Mildenberger) University Hospital Hannover, Germany 


  • 20.10.1980  Graduation from medical school with honours
  • 1979-1980 Special student, subintern and predoctoral fellow with grant of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at the Dept. of Pathology (Prof.Dr.J.H.Yardley) and Dept. of Surgery (Prof.Dr.R.R.Baker) of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA  
  • 1976-1979 Medical School at Bonn University
  • 1975-1976 Medical School at Cologne University
  • 1975 Medical School at Bonn University  
  • 1976 Studies of chemistry and geophysics at Cologne University, Germany
  • 6.6.1974 High-school-diploma 


University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers the best surgical treatment of thoracic and abdominal diseases as well as diseases of the hormone-producing organs, vessels and obesity.

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