University Hospital Freiburg

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Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology (467396)

Reinhard Voll

Prof. Dr. med.

Reinhard Voll

Specialized in: rheumatology, clinical immunology

About the department

The Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Freiburg offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The medical team of the department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the immune system, in particular, autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Due to its productive research activities, the department offers patients many innovative treatment methods. The high quality of medical care is confirmed by certification of the German Society of Rheumatology. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Voll.

Over 8,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are treated annually in the department. The primary goal of all specialists of the institution is to provide optimal medical care to patients with all types of rheumatological diseases, even in the most complex clinical cases.

It should be noted that the department has excellent diagnostic capabilities: rheumatological and immunological testing (within its own specialized laboratory), all types of modern ultrasound studies (in accordance with the requirements of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine), joint punctures and capillary microscopy for early diagnosis of inflammatory connective tissue diseases are available here.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and chronic polyarthritis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of collagenoses (inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue)
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Scleroderma
    • Inflammatory diseases of the muscles (myositis)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the salivary glands (Sjogren syndrome)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune inflammatory diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of spondyloarthropathies
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Bekhterev’s disease
    • Psoriatic arthropathy
    • Infectious arthritis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune vasculitis
    • Temporal arteritis
    • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
    • Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of immune cytopenia
    • Autoimmune thrombocytopenia
    • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
    • Leukopenia
  • Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic arthropathy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of drug-induced disorders of the immune system
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other pathologies

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2010 Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
  • Since 2010 Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Board Member of the Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency, University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 2009 Head of Clinical Research Group at the Nikolaus Fiebiger Center of Molecular Medicine, at the same time Senior Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine III.
  • 2006 Specialization in Rheumatology.
  • 2005 - 2010 Senior Physician, Department of Internal Medicine III, University Hospital Erlangen.
  • 2004 Habilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Thesis subject: "Significance of immunomodulation for the pathogenetic treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases". Venia Legendi in Internal Medicine.
  • 2003 - 2009 Head of the IZKF 2 Junior Research Group, University Hospital Erlangen-Nuremberg. Certified as a Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine.
  • 1999 - 2003 Fellow at the Department of Internal Medicine III, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • 1996 - 1998 Scholarship of the German Research Foundation, Laboratory of Dr. Sankar Gosch, Division of Immunobiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • 1995 - 1996 Scientific Assistant, Department of Internal Medicine III, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • 1993 Awarded the title of Doctor of Medicine (under the guidance of Prof. Dr. med. B. Fleckenstein), Institute of Clinical and Molecular Virology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • 1993 - 1994 Research Fellow of Clinical Working Groups on Rheumatology in the Max Planck Society at the Institute for Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • 1993 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1991 - 1993 Internship, Department of Internal Medicine III, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. (Head: Prof. Dr. med. R. Kalden).
  • 1984 - 1991 Study of Human Medicine, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Photo of the doctor: (с) Universitätsklinikum Freiburg 

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