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Specialized Pulmonary Clinic Asklepios Munich-Gauting

location_on Gauting, Germany
9.3/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pulmonology (588471)

Jürgen Behr

Prof. Dr. med.

Jürgen Behr

Specialized in: pulmonology

About the department

The Department of Pulmonology at the Specialized Pulmonary Clinic Asklepios Munich-Gauting offers all diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract and other thoracic organs. The department is one of the largest specialized German medical facilities of this kind. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Behr.

The exceptional professionalism and long experience of the department's doctors allow them to provide comprehensive treatment adapted to the specific needs of the patient. The priority focuses of the department's work cover the treatment of interstitial lung diseases, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, oncopathology, tuberculosis, etc. In the case of unclear or particularly complex pathologies, an accurate differential diagnostics is carried out.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of interstitial lung diseases (for example, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, rheumatic lung lesions)
    • Computed tomography of the lungs with high resolution
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Bronchoalveolar lavage
    • Transbronchial lung biopsy
    • Minimally invasive imaging-guided thoracoscopic lung biopsy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of tuberculosis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of pulmonary vascular lesions (pulmonary hypertension)
    • Differential diagnostics, including transthoracic color Doppler echocardiography, stress echocardiography, spiroergometry and right heart catheterization
    • CT angiography
    • Ventilation and perfusion scintigraphy
    • All modern types of therapy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of pneumonia
    • Physical examination techniques
    • Radiography
    • Computed tomography
    • Ultrasound examination
    • Blood and urine test
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Drug therapy, including antibiotics, antipyretics and antitussive drugs
  • Diagnostics and treatment of tumors of the lungs and other thoracic organs (in close cooperation with the Department of Pulmonary Oncology)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of dyspnea
  • Diagnostics and treatment of sleep disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergic reactions
  • Diagnostics and treatment of occupational lung diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of scarring on the lungs
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1979 - 1985 Study of Human Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Scholarship of the Bavarian Foundation for Aid to Talented People).
  • 13.11.1985 Admission to medical practice.
  • 30.04.1987 Doctoral thesis defense with honors, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Subject: "Na +-transport systems of human erythrocytes in various types of hypertension: the role of plasma, potassium and lipids".
  • 19.06.1996 Habilitation, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Subject: "Researches on the pathophysiology and clinical significance of intrapulmonary antioxidant protection in chronic inflammatory lung diseases".
  • 30.07.1996 Venia Legendi, Internal Medicine, University of Munich.

Professional Career

  • 01.01.1986 Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 01.07.1996 Head of the Department of Pulmonology, Interdisciplinary Sleep Laboratory, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Campus Grosshadern.
  • 01.06.1998 - 14.01.2001 Acting Head of the Section of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Campus Grosshadern.
  • 15.01.2001 - 31.07.2007 Senior Physician, Interdisciplinary Intensive Care Station and Medical Admission Unit, Campus Grosshadern.
  • 15.01.2001 - 30.11.2012 Head of the Section of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Campus Grosshadern.
  • 01.12.2010 - 31.12.2012 Head of the Department of Pulmonology, Allergology, Somnology and Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital Bergmannsheil at the Ruhr University in Bochum.
  • 01.01.2013
    • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine V, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
    • Chief Physician of the Department of Pulmonology and Medical Director of the Specialized Pulmonary Clinic Asklepios Munich-Gauting.
    • Co-Head of the Comprehensive Pulmonology Center Munich.
  • 06-10.09.2015 Co-Chairman of the Annual Congress of European Respiratory Society in Munich.
  • 22-23.01.2016 President of the Rare Lung Disease Congress, Berlin.
  • 2019 Appointment as the President of the Annual Congress, German Society of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine.

Scientific and Clinical Focuses

  • Interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, collagenosis.
  • Pulmonary hypertension.
  • Lung transplantation.
  • Thoracic tumors (diagnostics and treatment).
  • Allergic lung diseases.
  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure, obstructive sleep apnea.
  • COPD treatment, including interventional and surgical interventions.
  • Inflammatory and oxidative pathological mechanisms of bronchopulmonary diseases.
  • Mechanisms of fibrogenesis and cell-mesenchymal interaction.

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations

  • Federal Association of German Internists.
  • Professional Association of Pulmonologists of Bavaria.
  • German Society of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine.
  • German Society of Cardiology.
  • European Respiratory Society.
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
  • Working Group on Pulmonary Hypertension (DGP and DGK).
  • Second Chairman of the Scientific Working Group on Therapy of Lung Diseases (WATL).
  • Second Chairman of the self-help group for patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Scientific Advisory Council of Self-Help Patients.

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