UKGM Gießen

Giessen, Germany

Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency Diagnosis (program ID: 265017)

Christian Hamm

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Hamm

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Specialized in: cardiology, internal medicine

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1973-1976 Medizin- und Germanistikstudium Universität Mainz
  • 1976-1979 Medizinstudium Universität Hamburg
  • 1979 Promotion an der Universität Hamburg Dissertationsthema: Durchblutung und Stoffwechsel des Myokards bei Patienten mit Aortenstenosen
  • 1980/81 Research Fellow im Ischaemic Heart Research Unit, University of CapeTown (Prof. L. Opie) als Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgesellschaft
  • 1981 - 1998 Abteilung für Kardiologie, Universitätskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Professor W. Bleifeld / Prof. T. Meinertz)
  • 1989 Habilitation für das Fach „Innere Medizin“
  • 1995 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor für Innere Medizin der Universität Hamburg
  • 1996 Berufung auf C3-Universitätsprofessur auf Zeit an der Kardiologischen Abteilung des Universitätskrankenhauses Eppendorf in Hamburg
  • seit 1999 Direktor der Abteilung Kardiologie, Kerckhoff-Klinik, Bad Nauheim
  • 2002 Wahl in die Klinische Kommission der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie
  • seit 2004 Vorstandsmitglied der European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • 2004 Wahl zum Councillor des Vorstandes der European Society of Cardiology
  • seit 2004 Ärztlicher Direktor und Geschäftsführer der Kerckhoff-Klinik
  • 2006-2008 Secretary/Treasurer der European Society of Cardiology
  • 2008 W3 Stiftungslehrstuhl für Kardiologie an der J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt
  • 2011 Kommissarischer Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik I, Kardiologie / Angiologie des Universitätsklinikums Gießen - Marburg
  • 2012 Tagungspräsident der 41. Jahrestagung Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- u. Gefäßchirurgie
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The clinic includes:

  • Emergency Department (general, hypertension, heart failure, sports injuries, heart rhythm disturbances);
  • Department of Angiology which offers diagnosis, treatment, conservative and interventional therapy, rehabilitation and prevention techniques for vascular disease;
  • Department (lab) of cardiac catheterization;
  • Department of cardiac pacing and defibrillation
  • Chest-Pain-Unit (CPU) - Department of chest pain diagnostic and treatment
  • Department of diagnosis and therapy of cardiac rhythm
  • Stationary Unit
  • Department of Cardiac CT


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography or transesophageal echocardiography
  • nursing services
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Gießen is an old university town 30 km far from Marburg, where in 1607 the Ludwig University was situated, and where can be found the oldest German botanic garden. This is also the city where stands a monument to x-rays.

Gießen is situated 30 km away from Marburg. Today, Giessen and Marburg are not only historical culture centers, but also cities with effective, modern hospital system based on medical University, which is well known both in Germany and abroad.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.