University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hormonal disorder in men with testosterone deficiency (program ID: 276906)

Gunter Wolf

Prof. Dr. med.

Gunter Wolf

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology, Diabetology and Endocrinology

Specialized in: nephrology, diabetology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1981 - 1987 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt/M
  • 1987 Drittes Staatsexamen und Approbation als Arzt (Endnote: gut). Stipendiat der Studienstiftung

Berufliche Tätigkeit

  • 7/1987- 9/1988 Assistenzarzt am Zentrum der Inneren Medizin der J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M
  • 4/1988 Medizinisches Staatsexamen für die USA (ECFMG).
  • 5/1988 Promotion mit der Arbeit: "Vergleichende biochemische und immunhistologische Charakterisierung von Antigenen der Humanniere, der Fetalniere, der Plazenta und des Nierenadenokarzinoms" am Zentrum der Inneren Medizin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt. Bewertung: "Summa cum laude". Betreuer: Prof. Jürgen E. Scherberich.
  • 9/1988 - 9/1991 Tätigkeit als "Research Fellow" an der Renal Electrolyte Section, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 9/1991 - 9/1993 Assistenzarzt am Zentrum der Inneren Medizin der J.W.Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M
  • 9/1993 - 2/1998 Assistenzarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik IV mit den Schwerpunkten Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Nephrologie, Osteologie, Rheumatologie der Universität Hamburg, Universitätskrankenhaus Eppendorf.
  • 6/1996 Facharztprüfung für Innere Medizin
  • 5/1997 Habilitation für Innere Medizin mit der Arbeit "Angiotensin II als Wachstumsfaktor für Tubuluszellen der Niere", Verleihung der venia legendi für Innere Medizin
  • 7/1998 Teilgebietsprüfung für Nephrologie
  • 1998 - 2004 Klinischer Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik IV, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg- Eppendorf
  • 1998 - 2001 Heisenbergstipendium der DFG
  • 2002 Anerkennung als Diabetologe DDG
  • 2002 - 2004 C3-Professur für Innere Medizin an der Universität Hamburg
  • 12/2003 Ruf auf eine C4-Professur für Innere Medizin an die Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • 1.1.2005 - 30.9.2005 Kommissarischer Direktor der Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum Jena
  • seit 1.10.2005 Direktor der Klinik für Innere Medizin III
  • 2008 - 2010 Prodekan für Forschung
  • 2008 - 2010 Berufsbegleitendes Studium am Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitsmanagement (Leiter: Herr Prof. Dr.Oliver Schöffski) der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Abschluss Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) im Oktober 2010
  • 2005 - 2009 Erster Vorsitzender der Thüringer Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin e.V.
  • seit 2010 Ehrenmitglied der Thüringer Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin e.V.
  • 1.6.2010 - 30.6.2016 Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgemeinschaft "Diabetes und Niere" der Deutschen Diabetesgesellschaft

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 1991 Dupont Travel Award für den besten wissenschaftlichen Beitrag in der Anwendung von DuP 753
  • 1996 Dr. Martini-Preis der Universität Hamburg
  • 1996 Dupont Travel Award für den besten wissenschaftlichen Beitrag in der Anwendung von Losartan
  • 1999 Franz-Volhard Preis der Gesellschaft für Nephrologie
  • 2006 Bernd Teerstegen Preis des Verbandes Deutsche Nierenzentren der DDnÄ e.V.
  • 2010 Wissenschaftlicher Preis der Bürger-Büsing Stiftung
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Internal Medicine III comprises the following specialties: nephrology, endocrinology/ metabolic diseases and rheumatology/ osteology. All three specialties form the University Consultation Center of the German state Thuringia for the clinical patient care. The Department of Internal medicine III actively participates in the scientific work, conducting epidemiological, clinical and experimental studies.

Special focal areas of the clinical work of the specialty Endocrinology/ Metabolic diseases at the Department of Internal Medicine III University Hospital Jena, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Gunter Wolf, are: impaired glucose metabolism (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, secondary diabetes), diabetic complications, particularly diabetic foot, diseases of the endocrine system (hormone-producing glands, especially the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and sex glands), high blood pressure (hypertension), primary and secondary form, fat (lipid) metabolism disorders, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, structured treatment programs for diabetes type 2 with and without insulin therapy, intensive insulin therapy and conventional insulin pump therapy, arterial hypertension.

The specialty Nephrology at the Department of Internal Medicine III University Hospital Jena, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Gunter Wolf, covers the full range of highly specialized procedures associated with nephrology. These include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases, high blood pressure diseases and kidney dysfunction, which occur in the course of metabolic diseases (Diabetes mellitus, gout), tumors or diseases of the bone and connective tissue.

The division of rheumatology and osteology at the Department of Internal Medicine III University Hospital Jena, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Gunter Wolf, covers the full range of highly specialized procedures for diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of inflammatory rheumatic and osteological diseases. The special emphasis is placed on collagen disorders, systemic vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondylitis, as well as metabolic osteopathy.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count 
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • measurement of hormone levels in blood
    • collection of daily urine for hormone analysis
  • ultrasound:
    • thyroid
    • abdomen
    • pelvic organs
    • adrenal glands
  • examination by andrologist/ urologist
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

The University Hospital Jena, looking back on a history of more than 200 years, is the only university hospital in the state of Thuringia. The tradition of medical education at the University Hospital Jena is even older – being one of the founding faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University, the Medical Faculty looks back on an experience of more than 450 years.

Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 employees is the biggest employer in the region. Every year, its 26 clinical centers provide care for more than 300,000 in- and outpatients. 2,400 students of medicine and dentistry study medicine here, and scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations contribute to the further development of medicine. In the latest FOCUS clinic list, the University Hospital Jena occupies the 16th place.

The University Hospital Jena also enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond Germany and has a long-lasting experience in treatment and care for international patients. The hospital invites patients from all over the world, who want to receive treatment in Germany and to benefit from the latest scientific findings and high-standard medical treatment and patient care.

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.