Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess (program ID: 107065)

Norbert Suttorp

Prof. Dr. med.

Norbert Suttorp

Department of Infektiology and Pneumologie

Specialized in: internal medicine, pneumology and allergology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


Akademischer Lebenslauf / Beschäftigungsverhältnisse

  • 1972 – 1979 Studium der Humanmedizin in Münster und Giessen
  • 1979 Ärztliche Prüfung
  • 1980 Promotion Amerikanisches Medizin-Examen (ECFMG/VQE)
  • 1980 – 1982 post-doc, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Lab. Profs. L.M. Simon und F. Murad
  • 1982 – 1998 Arzt/Oberarzt Innere Medizin (Prof. H.G. Lasch), Univ. Giessen
  • 1984 – 1990 Abt. für Exp. Medizin, Univ. Giessen
  • 1990 Facharzt Innere Medizin
  • 1990 Habilitation für Innere Medizin und Pathophysiologie, Univ. Giessen
  • 1993 – 1998 C3-Herman and Lilly Schilling-Stiftungsprofessur, Univ. Giessen
  • 1996 Weiterbildung „Internistische Intensivmedizin“
  • 1997 Schwerpunkt „Pneumologie
  • 1998 Zusatzbezeichnung „Allergologie“ und „Umweltmedizin“
  • 1999 Weiterbildungsbefähigung „Innere Medizin“ und „Infektiologie“ und „Internistische Intensivmedizin“
  • Seit 1999 C4-Professor – Lehrstuhl für Infektiologie Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2002-2010 Sprecher des BMBF-Kompetenznetzwerkes CAPNETZ (Amb. Erw. Pneumonie)
  • Seit 2007 Sprecher des BMBF-Netzwerkes PROGRESS (Suszeptibilitätsfaktoren bei Pneumonie und Sepsis)
  • Seit 2010 Sprecher des SFB/TR-84 (innate immunity of the lung)


  • 1972 – 1979 Stipendium der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1980 – 1982 Stipendium des DAAD und der Francis B. North Foundation (USA)
  • 1990 E.K. Frey Preis der deutschen Gesellschaft für Intensivmedizin
  • 1991 Preis der Univ. Giessen für die beste Habilitation
  • Seit 1999 Mitglied der Wissenschaftlichen Akademie Erfurt
  • Seit 2000 Mitglied der Leopoldina
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Infectiology and Pneumology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr Norbert Suttorp, deals with infectious and pulmonary diseases.

The department is located at the Vichow-Klinikum and the Charité Mitte campuses and aimes to link their core competency through the integration of infectious diseases, pulmonary diseases and intensive care medizin at the high academic level. The focus of the treatment is to ensure the patient satisfaction, to help and heal patients.

The Department of Infectiology and Pneumology, lead by Univ.-Prof. Dr Norbert Suttorp, focuses on following areas:

  • Clinical Infectious Diseases (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, therapy for lung injury (ARDS) and oxygen therapy during chronic respiratory failure.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • bronchography
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)​
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

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.