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University Hospital Marburg UKGM

Marburg, Germany


Department of Nephrology


Joachim Hoyer

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim Hoyer

Specialized in: nephrology

The Department of Nephrology at the University Hospital Marburg under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Hoyer is dedicated to the treatment of patients with internal diseases, especially those with kidney diseases and hypertension. The Department also offers both diagnosis and treatment of conditions requiring intensive care (failure of several organs and acute kidney injury), chronic kidney disease, dialysis and other methods of detoxification, as well as kidney transplantation and combined kidney-pancreas transplantation. 

The Department of Nephrology at the University Hospital Marburg treats a wide spectrum of diseases affecting not only kidneys, but often causing systemic lesions. The most common of these are:

  • Nephrologic syndromes
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Glomerulopathy
  • Tubulointerstitial diseases
  • Vascular diseases affecting kidneys
  • Chronic end-stage kidney disease
  • Water–electrolyte imbalance

Transplant medicine is an important focus of the Department of Nephrology at the University Hospital Marburg under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Hoyer. Thanks to the innovative immunosuppressive therapy and an outstanding interdisciplinary cooperation over the past 40 years, kidney transplantation, which has become a standard clinical method ensuring excellent long-term results, is of top priority.

In addition to the deceased donor kidney transplant for adults and elderly patients (European Senior Program), the University Hospital Marburg also specializes in living donor kidney transplants, combined kidney-pancreas transplantation, kidney transplantation in different blood types and kidney transplantation in children.

The range of medical services of the Department of Nephrology at the University Hospital Marburg includes i.a.:

  • Autoimmune diseases and HIV-related diseases
  • Bullous dermatoses
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney diseases: primary (glomerulonephritis, interstitial nephritis) and secondary kidney diseases (diabetic nephropathy, renovascular diseases, immunological and malignant systemic diseases)
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Patient care before and after transplantation
  • Blood poisoning; sepsis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Transplant medicine
  • Neuroimmunological disorders
  • Tubulointerstitial kidney diseases
  • Kidney failure
  • Other kidney and ureteral disorders
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation (certified Transplant Center)
  • Pain therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of storage diseases

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