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University Hospital Jena

location_on Jena, Germany
8.9/10 from 69 Votes

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology (274444)

Gunter Wolf

Prof. Dr. med.

Gunter Wolf

Specialized in: nephrology, rheumatology, osteology and endocrinology

About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology at the University Hospital Jena ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in diabetes mellitus treatment!

The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases, rheumatic and osteological pathologies, as well as diseases of the endocrine organs, diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders. All medical services meet the very latest national and international standards, which guarantees an optimal therapeutic result. The department's specialists prefer an individual approach, therefore they pay due attention to the counseling of the patients and a detailed study of each clinical case. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Gunter Wolf.

In the field of nephrology, the department's doctors provide all modern highly specialized procedures for the diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases, hypertension and kidney failure, which develop due to the metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus, gout), tumors or diseases of the musculoskeletal tissue. For the diagnostics of nephrological diseases, the department has the cutting-edge imaging techniques, including duplex scanning, laboratory tests, functional tests and kidney biopsy followed by histological examination. The department has nephrology emergency and advisory team, which provides medical care in emergency cases.

Another key focus is endocrinology. The specialists of this discipline have exceptional experience in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, diseases of the endocrine organs (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, gonads), primary and secondary hypertension, lipid metabolism disorders, etc. In the treatment course, the doctors use the very latest therapies, effective drugs, which provide an excellent therapeutic result.

Also, the scope of tasks of the department's doctors includes the diagnostics and treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and bone diseases. Of particular interest is the treatment of collagenoses, systemic vasculitides, rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthritis, metabolic osteopathies.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Nephrology
    • Chronic kidney diseases
    • Hypertension
    • Acute kidney failure
    • Glomerulonephritis
      • All extracorporeal detoxification methods (intermittent hemodialysis, hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration)
      • Immunoadsorption
      • Plasma exchange
      • Hemoperfusion
      • Preparation and follow-up care for patients after kidney transplantation
  • Endocrinology
    • Glucose metabolism disorders (type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, secondary diabetes mellitus) and complications of diabetes mellitus, in particular diabetic foot syndrome
    • Endocrine diseases (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas and gonads)
    • Primary and secondary forms of hypertension
    • Lipid metabolism disorders
    • Obesity
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus treatment programs with and without insulin therapy, intensified conventional insulin therapy and insulin pump therapy
  • Rheumatology and osteology
    • Collagenoses (special competence in the treatment of complex clinical cases with internal organ lesions)
      • Systemic lupus erythematosus
      • Systemic scleroderma
      • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis
      • Antiphospholipid syndrome
      • Sjögren syndrome
    • Whole range of systemic vasculitides, in particular, especially severe pathologies with internal organ lesions
    • Rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthritis, including especially severe types
    • Metabolic osteopathies (especially severe types of osteoporosis and secondary osteopathies)
  • Other diseases, therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1981 - 1987 Study of Human Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
  • 1987 Third State Examination and admission to medical practice. Scholar of the Educational Foundation.

Professional Career

  • 1987 - 1988 Assistant Physician at the Center for Internal Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
  • 1988 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • 1988 PhD thesis defense (with honors), Center for Internal Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Subject: "Comparative biochemical and immunohistological characteristics of human, fetal, placenta and kidney adenocarcinoma antigens".
  • 1988 - 1991 Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 1991 - 1993 Assistant Physician at the Center for Internal Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
  • 1993 - 1998 Assistant Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine IV (focus on Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Osteology, Rheumatology) of the University of Hamburg, University Hospital Eppendorf.
  • 1996 Board certification in Internal Medicine.
  • 1997 Doctoral thesis defense in Internal Medicine. Subject: "Angiotensin II as a growth factor of tubular cells of the kidney". Venia Legendi in Internal Medicine.
  • 1998 Specialization in Nephrology.
  • 1998 - 2004 Clinical Senior Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • 1998 - 2001 Heisenberg Scholarship of the German Research Foundation.
  • 2002 Recognition as Diabetologist by the German Diabetes Society.
  • 2002 - 2004 (C3) Professorship in Internal Medicine at the University of Hamburg.
  • 2003 Invitation to the position of (C4) Professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
  • 2005 Acting Head of the Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology, University Hospital Jena.
  • Since 2005 Head of the Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology, University Hospital Jena.
  • 2008 - 2010 Deputy Dean for Research.
  • 2008 - 2010 Study of Health Management without leaving medical practice at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen and Munich.
  • 2005 - 2009 First Chairman of the Society of Internists of Thüringia.
  • Since 2010 Honorary Member of the Society of Internists of Thüringia.
  • 2010 - 2016 Chairman of the Working Group "Diabetes and the kidneys" of the German Diabetes Society.

Awards and Honors

  • 1991 Dupont Travel Award for the best scientific contribution in the use of DuP 753.
  • 1996 Dr. Martini Prize of the University of Hamburg.
  • 1996 Dupont Travel Award for the best scientific contribution to the use of Losartan.
  • 1999 Franz-Volhard Prize of the Society of Nephrology.
  • 2006 Bernd Teerstegen Prize of the Association of German Nephrology Centers.
  • 2010 Scientific Prize of the Bürger-Büsing Foundation.

Work in Editorial Boards

  • 2000 - 2012 Kidney International.
  • 2000 - 2006 and since 2008 Journal American Society of Nephrology.
  • Kidney and Blood Pressure Research.
  • Nieren-und Hochdruckkrankheiten.
  • Nephro-News.
  • BioMedCentral Nephrology.
  • 2001 - 2011 Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.
  • 2000 - 2009 Am J Physiol: Renal.
  • 2003 - 2009 Hypertension.
  • European Journal of Clinical Investigation.
  • Current Hypertension Review.
  • Der Nephrologe.
  • 2008 - 2009 Clinical Nephrology.

Research Focuses

  • Renin-angiotensin system.
  • Progression of chronic kidney disease.
  • Mechanisms of inflammatory kidney diseases.
  • Diabetic nephropathy.
  • Renal fibrosis.
  • Link between Medicine and Human Sciences.

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