University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Diagnosis of osteoporosis (program ID: 102891)

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
    • analysis of daily urine
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • hormonal examination
  • bone mineral density measurement
  • multiphase scintigraphy
  • bones x-ray
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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About hospital

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this technique quickly for the patient. “In Scientia Salus” (healing through science) is the motto of the Heidelberg University Hospital. With 44 medical departments it has a good reputation for its treatment in Germany and throughout Europe.

The focus of the Heidelberg University are cancer treatment and the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the fields of transplantation medicine, neuroscience with psychosocial medicine, cardiovascular medicine, genetics and infectious diseases it is also at the leading digit.

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.