University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Diagnosis of cushing's disease (program ID: 102875)


Peter P. Nawroth

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter P. Nawroth

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Specialized in: internal medicine

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1954 Born in Virum Kopenhagen, Dänemark
  • 1973 Abitur
  • 1980 Dissertation (Dr. med.)
  • 1980-1981 Universitätsklinik Tübingen, Dept. Gastroenterology
  • 1982-1985 Columbia University, Dept. Hematology, New York
  • 1985-1987 Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • 1986 Assistant Member, OMRF
  • 1987-1991 Dept. Medicine I (Endocrinology/Nephrology), Univ. Heidelberg
  • 1991 Internal Medicine
  • 1992 Habilitation und Venia legendi für Innere Medizin
  • 1992 Oberarzt
  • 1993 Heisenbergstipend of the DFG
  • 1995 “Angiologist”
  • 1996 “Endocrinologist”
  • 1996 „Diabetologist DDG”
  • 1996 C-3 Professorship of the Schillingstiftung
  • 1997 Co-Founder of the Biotech Company “Wilex”
  • 1999-2001 C3 Professor,  Head Section Vascular Medicine, Dept. Medicine IV, Univ. Tübingen
  • 2001 Director Dept. Medicine I (Endocrinology, Osteology, Nephrology and Clinical Chemistry, Emergency Unit), Univ. Heidelberg
  • 2001- Head Commission of Geriatric Research at the University Hospital Heidelberg
  • 2004 Director Dept. Medicine I and Clinical Chemistry, Univ. Heidelberg
  • 2004-2006 Deputy Chairman Research Commission, Medical Faculty, Heidelberg
  • 2005 Member “Leopoldina” (National Academy of Sciences)
  • 2005- Member MD/PhD Commission, Medical Faculty, Heidelberg
  • 2005 President of the annual meeting of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Society (GTH)
  • 2006-2010 Member Faculty, Univ. Heidelberg
  • 2005- Editor in Chief, ECED
  • 2005-2006 Member of the Board of the Southwest German Association of Internal Medicine
  • 2006 President of the annual meeting of the Southwest German Association of Internal Medicine
  • 2005-2007 Member of the Board of the German Diabetes Association
  • 2007 President of the annual meeting of the German Diabetes Association (DDG)
  • 2007- Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Univ. Hospital, Heidelberg
  • 2008 Start of  the “Diabetes Center” at the University Hospital Heidelberg
  • 2009- Scientific Advisory Board, Deutsches Diabetes Zentrum, Düsseldorf
  • 2010 Doctor h.c. Riga Stradins Univ., Lettland
  • 2011-2014 Council Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, EASD
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Chemistry at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers patients expert knowledge in the field of treatment and science and provides excellent medical care. In addition, a wide range of medical challenges and medical teaching characterize the Department. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Peter P. Nawroth.

The main clinical focuses of the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Chemistry are metabolic diseases and disorders due to such diseases as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and thyroid diseases.

The range of provided services of the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Chemistry at the Heidelberg University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Peter P. Nawroth includes i.a.:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and metabolic disorders
  • Diabetes and Obesity Center Heidelberg
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Department of Functional Diagnosis (blood test, infusion therapy, endocrinological functional tests etc.)
  • Outpatient unit for the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome 
  • Heidelberg Interdisciplinary Thyroid Center (HIS)
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Emergency unit
  • Osteoporosis and fractures of the vertebral bodies
  • Units (clinical chemistry, nephrology, osteology)
  • Special methods (kyphoplasty)
  • Training Center  

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • 24-hour urine collection with analysis
      for urinary free cortisol excretion
  • ultrasound of the adrenal gland
  • CT/MRI scan of the head
  • low-dose and high-dose dexamethasone
    suppression tests
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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