Charite University Hospital Berlin

Department of Infectology and Pulmonology (26112)

Norbert Suttorp

Prof. Dr. med.

Norbert Suttorp

Specialized in: infectology, pulmonology

About the department

The Department of Infectology and Pulmonology at the University Hospital Charite provides treatment of infectious and pulmonary diseases. The department headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr Norbert Suttorp is located at the Vichow-Klinikum and the Charité Mitte Campuses.  

The Department of Infectology and Pulmonology specializes in the following focuses:

  • Infectious diseases with pronounced clinical symptoms (infectious diseases), including HIV and AIDS, tropical diseases and highly contagious diseases
  • Pulmonary (lung diseases) with a particular focus on pneumological oncology and pulmonary hypertension
  • Intensive and respiratory medicine, including interdisciplinary intensive care, treatment of lung lesions (ARDS) and oxygen therapy for chronic respiratory failure.

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2016, Medical Director of the Center 12 (CC12) at the University Hospital Charite.
  • Since 1999, Professor (C4), Department of Infectology and Head of the Department of Infectology and Pulmonology, University Hospital Charite.
  • 1999 Additional qualifications in Internal Medicine, Infectology and Intensive Care for Internal Diseases.
  • 1998 Additional qualifications in Infectology and Environmental Medicine.
  • 1997 Qualification in Pulmonology.
  • 1996 Advanced training in Intensive Care for Internal Diseases.
  • 1993 - 1998 Professor (C3), German Foundation for the Development of Science.
  • 1990 Habilitation.
  • 1984 - 1998 Fellow (Physician/Senior Physician), Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Giessen.
  • 1982 - 1984 Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Giessen University.
  • 1980 - 1982 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
  • 1979 PhD defense.
  • 1972 - 1979 Study of Medicine at the Universities of Münster and Giessen.

Memberships in the Scientific Societies and Committees

  • Since 2016, Member of the Committee of the German Society of Internal Medicine.
  • Since 2014, Co-chairman of the BMBF CAPSyS Association (systemic medicine and pneumonia).
  • Since 2013, Member of the "Evaluierung" Senate Committee of the Association of Leibniz.
  • 2012 - 2016 Member of the Professional Board "Diseases of the Cardiovascular System and Lungs" of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Since 2008, Member of the Commission on Drugs, German Medical Association.
  • 2002 - 2010 Representative of the network of BMBF CAPNETZ Competence Centers (pulmonology).
  • Since 2007, Representative of the BMBF PROGRESS network (susceptibility factors in pneumonia and sepsis).
  • Since 2006, Board Member of the German Society of Infectology (DGI).
  • 2004 - 2008 Member of the Professional Board "Inflammation" of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Since 2005, Reviewer of the DFG/BMBF program "Clinical Trials".
  • Since 2005, Board Member of the German Society of Infectology.
  • Since 2003, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Medical Association.

Awards and Honorary Memberships

  • Since 2000, Member of the Academy of Naturalists "Leopoldina".
  • Since 1999, Member of the Academy of Charitable Sciences in Erfurt.
  • 1991 Award of the University of Giessen for the best doctoral thesis.
  • 1990 Frey Award of the  German Society for Intensive Care.
  • 1980 - 1982 Scholarship of DAAD and Francis North Foundation, USA.
  • 1972 - 1979 Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.

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