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University Hospital Erlangen

University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany!

The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The hospital was founded in 1815 and today is proud of its rich traditions, numerous medical achievements and an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but also in the international arena. The hospital has 25 specialized departments, 7 institutes and 41 interdisciplinary centers, whose experts work tirelessly for the benefit of their patients.

The hospital has the status of a maximum care center, and therefore it represents almost all fields of modern medicine. Oncology, transplant medicine, and robot-assisted surgery are among the top priorities of the clinical activities of the medical complex. Oncology is represented by the Comprehensive Cancer Center Erlangen, which is one of 13 centers of excellence in Germany certified by the German Cancer Society. The university hospital has a high-tech center with high success rates for heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, cornea and bone marrow transplants. In addition, the hospital is a leader in the use of robot-assisted surgery. The medical facility has at its disposal innovative robotic technologies, in particular the da Vinci Surgical System, with the help of which surgeons perform many sparing interventions in various medical fields.

The medical team of the hospital consists of highly professional therapists, surgeons and nursing staff. The focus of their efforts is on the patient, his health and peace of mind, as well as comfort during treatment. The clinical practice of doctors is based on an individual approach to each case, which results in high treatment success rates. State-of-the-art technical equipment also plays an important role in the therapeutic process. The hospital is proud of the most advanced devices for imaging diagnostics (X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, etc.), endoscopic examinations, laboratory tests, as well as specially equipped operating rooms for robot-assisted interventions, image-guided therapeutic manipulations, minimally invasive and classical surgeries of any complexity. Thus, the doctors of the university hospital have all the necessary resources to effectively treat the most severe pathologies and save lives.

The combination of high-tech equipment, experienced and highly qualified personnel, as well as strict adherence to the standards of modern medicine, form a solid foundation for the provision of the best medical care at the European level. An undeniable proof of the high prestige of the hospital is the constantly growing number of patients who come here from various regions of Germany and other countries of the world.

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Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Friedrich Kruse Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Andrology

Carola Berking Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplantation

Michael Weyand Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Stephan Achenbach Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Hematology and Oncology

Andreas Mackensen Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

Michael Buchfelder Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

Stefan Schwab Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology

Bernd Wullich Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Vascular Surgery

Werner Lang Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Thoracic Surgery

Horia Sirbu Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy

Rainer Fietkau Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Torsten Kuwert Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nephrology

Mario Schiffer Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Rheumatology

Georg Schett Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology

Sven Dittrich Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Oliver Dewald Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Manuel Besendörfer Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Joachim Wölfle Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Human Genetics

André Reis Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Interventional Radiology

Michael Uder Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Neuroradiology

Arnd Dörfler Prof. Dr. med.


Patients rooms

The patients of the University Hospital Erlangen live in comfortable rooms with light colors and modern design. Each patient room has an ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet. The furnishing of the patient room includes an automatically adjustable bed with an orthopedic mattress, a bedside table, a wardrobe, a table and chairs for receiving visitors, a TV, a radio and a telephone. Wi-Fi can be provided upon request. The use of a mobile phone is prohibited in many rooms of the hospital.

Patients can also live in enhanced-comfort rooms with a more sophisticated design. The enhanced-comfort rooms additionally include upholstered furniture, a minifridge and a safe.

Meals and Menus

The hospital offers healthy and tasty food distinguished by many awards, including the 1st place in the prestigious ESSEN PRO GESUNDHEIT competition of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection.

The patient and the accompanying person have three meals a day. Breakfast is served buffet style: scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, sausage, cheese, bread and buns with butter and jam, cereals, etc. There are three set menus for lunch and dinner to choose from: a classic menu featuring local cuisine dishes, a Mediterranean menu and a vegetarian menu.

If for some reason you do not eat all the foods, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

The hospital also houses many cafeterias, which will delight with a wide range of delicious dishes and drinks.

Further details

Standard rooms include:



The hospital regularly hosts catholic and evangelical devine services. The services of representatives of other religions are available upon request.

Accompanying person

During an inpatient program, an accompanying person can stay with you in the patient room or in a hotel of your choice.


During an outpatient program, you can stay in a hotel of your choice. The managers will help you choose the most suitable options.


Located on the banks of the Regnitz River, the city of Erlangen is one of the largest in the federal state of Bavaria. Erlangen impresses with its well-preserved Baroque architecture and special atmosphere from the first minutes of acquaintance. The city owes its fame to numerous branches of the Siemens concern and Friedrich-Alexander University. In addition, it is worth mentioning that Erlangen is known as one of the leading centers for the production and development of high quality medical devices.

The city is famous for its unique Baroque architecture and perfectly preserved monuments, which are harmoniously combined with picturesque park areas. Erlangen offers a variety of attractions, among which it is worth noting the Castle Park with a beautiful greenhouse and botanical garden, the Markgrave's Palace, the Old City Hall, the Burgberg Chapel and the Art Museum. The guests of the city should definitely visit the Palace Square, which is considered the heart of Erlangen. The square is decorated with a magnificent Baroque palace, an old fountain and a statue of Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

The city hosts many different festivals every year. The Bergkirchweih beer festival is one of the oldest and largest folk festivals in Erlangen, second in popularity only to the iconic Oktoberfest. The festival takes place annually in the middle or end of spring, attracting many foreign tourists and local people from various parts of Germany.

Everyone can find something to enjoy while staying in Erlangen. The guests of the city will be impressed by the picturesque palace and park complexes in the center of Erlangen and its surroundings, the old part of the city, the unique Baroque architecture and the modern infrastructure of the business part of Erlangen. In addition, the old traditions of brewing are still preserved in the city, so it is in Erlangen that you can enjoy delicious German beer.