Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Diagnosis of adrenal Insufficiency (addison's disease) (program ID: 107259)


Joachim Spranger

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim Spranger

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

Specialized in: endocrinology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1990-1996 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum und an der University of Newcastle upon Tyne (GB)
  • 1996/1997 Arzt im Praktikum am Institut für Pathologie der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1997-2000 Assistenzarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2000-2007 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam und in der Abteilung für Endokrinologie, Diabetes und Ernährungsmedizin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin
  • 2008 Ruf auf eine Heisenberg-Professur an der Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Seit 2008    Leiter der Hochschulambulanz der Abteilung für Endokrinologie, Diabetes und Ernährungsmedizin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
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The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University Hospital Charité Berlin includes endocrinology, metabolic disease and lipid metabolism. The director of this department is Prof. Dr. med. J. Spranger. The departments highly qualified team, treats patients at the Charité Campuses Mitte, Benjamin Franklin und Berlin. In the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases you can get comprehensive medical care in both inpatient and outpatient departments.

As a Centre of Excellence, the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease deals with endocrinology and metabolic, in particular with metabolic diseases. Another key area of the department is under direction of Prof. Dr. med. J. Spranger, is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine tumours. Besides this, diabetic patients with high insulin requirements are offered nutritional therapy at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease.

In the department for lipid metabolism, the focus is on the research and treatment of lip metabolic diseases and on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • ACTH stimulation test
  • Insulin-induced hypoglycemia test
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • cortisol and ACTH 
    • testosteron
    • fkmljcnthjz
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the abdomen
  • CT/MRI scan of the abdomen
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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