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Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology - University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany
Department id # 229503
Doctor photo
Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Bokemeyer
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology
Specialized in: hematology, oncology, pulmonology

About the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology at University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany specializing in bowel cancer treatment!

The department offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors, benign and malignant blood and hematopoietic system diseases, including bleeding disorders, as well as pathologies of the lungs and other organs of the respiratory system. The offer is complemented by effective palliative care. All physicians of the department are highly qualified experts in their area of specialization and apply theoretical knowledge and clinical experience to ensure an optimal therapy result. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Bokemeyer.

In the field of hematology and oncology, of particular interest is the diagnostics and treatment of blood cancer (leukemias), lymphomas, gonadal tumors (for example, testicular cancer), malignancies of the digestive system, such as esophageal, stomach, pancreatic and colon cancer, cancer of the respiratory tract (lung cancer), connective tissue (sarcoma), as well as bleeding disorders. The pulmonary spectrum covers all diagnostic options, including interventional endoscopy and therapy. There is a unique experience in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases.

An integral part of the department’s work is interdisciplinary cooperation with related doctors, such as radiologists, surgeons, radiation therapists, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, etc. An important role is also played by cooperation with all partners in the University Cancer Center Hamburg, as well as with international partners.

The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Oncology
    • Biliopancreatic tumors
    • Lymphomas of the central nervous system
    • Gastrointestinal tumors
    • Brain tumors
    • Testicular tumors
    • Head and neck tumors
    • Myelomas
    • Amyloidosis
    • Kidney cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Sarcomas
  • Hematology
    • Acute myeloid leukemia
    • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    • Chronic myeloid leukemia
    • Myeloproliferative neoplasia
    • Blood clotting disorders
    • Lymphomas
    • Myelodysplastic syndrome
    • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
    • Thalassemia
  • Pulmonology
    • Lung cancer
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Interstitial lung diseases
    • Pulmonary vascular diseases
    • Mediastinal diseases
    • Respiratory diseases
    • Pleural diseases
      • Pulmonary endoscopy
        • Bronchoscopy (for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes)
      • Pulmonary function testing
        • Capillary blood gas test
        • Spirometry
        • Body plethysmography
        • Use of bronchodilators
        • Bronchial provocation test
        • Evaluation of lung diffusing capacity
        • Spiroergometry with the possibility of non-invasive heart rate monitoring
        • 6-min walk test
        • Sleep screening
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other diseases

Curriculum vitae


  • 1989 Doctor of Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
  • 1989 FMGEMS.
  • 1989 - 1995 Internship, Internal Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
  • 1995 - 2004 Faculty Member, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Rheumatology, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany.

Academic Appointments and Achievements

  • 1999 Habilitation, Department of Internal Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Germany.
  • 2000 Nominated for C3 Professorship of Internal Medicine at the University of Muenster, Germany.
  • 2000 Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Tuebingen.
  • 2004 Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • 2007 Director of the University Cancer Center Hamburg.

Board Certification

  • 1993 Board certification, European Society for Medical Oncology.
  • 1995 Board certification, German Board of Internal Medicine.
  • 1997 Board certification, German Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology and Oncology).
  • 2000 Board certification, Quality Management in Medicine.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Since 1991 German Cancer Society (DKG).
  • Since 1991 Wilsede School of Oncology.
  • 1991 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).
  • 1995 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
  • 1995 German Society of Hematology/Oncology (DGHO).
  • 1998 German Association for Bone Marrow Transplantation (DAGKBT).

Honors and Awards

  • Fellowship of the German Academic Scholarship Fund.
  • Award of the Ministry of Science for Outstanding Student Achievements in Medicine.
  • 2000 National Award of the German Cancer Society.
  • 2000 Award for Experimental Urological Research, German Society of Urology.
  • 2001 Award of the Cancer Society of Baden Wuerttemberg.
  • 2001 Award of the German Society for Clinical Pharmacology.
  • 2002 Scientific Award for Medical Oncology.
  • 2006 Award of the University of Heidelberg (Anita and Cuno Wieland Award).


  • 1997 - 2004 Member of the Research Advisory Committee of the University of Tuebingen.
  • 2000 - 2004 Founding Member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Tuebingen.
  • 2001 - 2004 Founding Member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Soft Tissue Sarcomas at the University of Tuebingen.
  • Since 2002 Chairman of the ESMO Examination Committee for Medical Oncology.
  • Since 2002 Board Member of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology.
  • Since 2005 Board Member of the German Cancer Society.
  • Since 2005 Board Member of the Cancer Society of Hamburg.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)