University Hospital Muenster
Department of Gerneral Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B) (113789)
Specialized in: gerneral internal medicine, gastroenterology, metabolic disorders
About the department
The Department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B) at the University Hospital Muenster offers a wide range of services in the treatment of internal organs with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenterology). The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Schmidt. As the specialist in the field of internal medicine,
As the only one Endocrinology Center in Northern Germany, the Medical Department B deals with the treatment of a constantly increasing number of patients with metabolic disorders and particularly those with diabetes. Furthermore, the range of provided services also includes liver diseases (hepatology), diseases of the hormone-producing organs (endocrinology), diabetology, rheumatology, autoimmune diseases (clinical immunology) and infectious diseases (infectology). Due to a such wide range of services, the Medical Department B has a special expertise in the treatment of therapeutic diseases, which require an interdisciplinary approach, as well as diseases with vague symptoms.
In addition to the main focuses, the Department mostly treats patients with unclear diseases of the abdominal cavity, hormone-producing glands, muscular system and joints as well as patients with fever (increased body temperature) of unknown origin or vague inflammatory symptoms, diabetes, digestive disorders and other metabolic disorders.
The Department has a complex of diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities to treat a wide range of diseases.
The Department has the best practices in the following specific fields:
- Chronic inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
- Chronic jaundice
- Chronic pancreatitis
- HIV and AIDS
- All tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, especially tumors of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver and pancreas
- 1982 – 1988 Study of Human Medicine at the Hannover Medical School (MHH)
- 08/1985 – 10/1985 Traineeship at the South West Cardiothoracic Centre, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Derriford Hospital, UK (Education grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD))
- 1985 – 1988 Studies on lipoprotein metabolism in dyslipoproteinemic patients as a doctoral student in the working group Clinical Dietetics and Lipid Metabolism (Prof. Dr. C. Canzler) of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Prof. Dr. F.W. Schmidt) of the Hannover Medical School
- 1986 – 1987 Clinical advanced training in Metabolic Diseases, Genetics and Endocrinology (Head: Prof. Dr. B. Weintraub, Prof. Dr. J.J. Mulvihill) and research stay at the Molecular Disease Branch (Head: Prof. Dr. HB Brewer, Jr.), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA (DAAD Education Scholarship)
- 1987 – 1988 Practical Year in the field of Internal Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA; in the field of Surgery at the Vinzenz Hospital Hannover; in Radiology at the MHH
- 1988 3rd state examination, MHH (grade: very good)
Clinical and Scientific Career:
- 1988 – 1990 Internship at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Head: Prof. Dr. F.W. Schmidt): Gastroenterology / Nephrology / Rheumatology
- 1990 Continuous employment as Scientific Assistant of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Hannover Medical School (under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. F.W. Schmidt, from 1992: Prof. Dr. M.P. Manns)
- 1992 – 1994 Clinical training in lipid metabolism disorders and research stay at the Molecular Disease Branch (Head: Dr. H.B. Brewer, Jr.), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA (DFG International Scholarship)
- 1994 – 1999 Resumption of employment as Scientific Assistant of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Hannover Medical School (under the direction of Prof. Dr. M.P. Manns)
- 1999 – 2005 Senior Physician at the University Hospital with a focus on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology (Head: Prof. Dr. med. H. Lochs) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Charité Campus Mitte
- 2005 – 2010 C3 Professorship for Experimental Transplantation Hepatology at the Department of General Surgery (Prof. N. Senninger) at the University Hospital Muenster
- Since 2010, Director of the Clinic for Transplantation Medicine ) at the University Hospital Muenster
- Since October 2017, Head of the Medical Department B (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the University Hospital Muenster
Certifications and Appointments:
- 1989 US Medical State Examination (FMGEMS / ECFMG: Basic Science, Clinical Science, English examination)
- 1989 Doctoral thesis “Familial hyperalpha and hyperbetalipoproteinemia: kinetic and molecular genetic examinations", Hannover Medical School (Summa cum laude)
- 1990 Admission to medical practice
- 1995 Additional qualification "Rescue Medicine"
- 1996 Recognition as "Medical Specialist for Internal Medicine"
- 1997 Recognition of further education in the field of "Gastroenterology"
- 1998 Habilitation. Thesis: "Functional and structural characterization of apolipoprotein A-I"
- 1999 Appointment as C2 Lecturer at the Charité
- 2000 – 2005 Board of examiners for the additional qualification "Gastroenterology" (Medical Chamber Berlin)
- 2000 – 2005 Member of the Doctorate Committee of the Charité
- Since 2002 Vice-President of the German Society of Amyloidosis (DGAK)
- 2004 Extraordinary Professor at the Charité
- 2004 Appointment to C3 Professorship for Experimental Transplantation Hepatology at the University Hospital Münster
- Since 2005, Transplantation Commissary of the University Hospital Muenster
- Since 2006, Lecturer of the module "Transplantation Medicine" at the University Hospital Muenster
- Since 2010, W3 Professor of Clinical and Experimental Transplantation Medicine
- 1996 Prevention Award of the German Society of Internal Medicine
- 1997 1st prize of the "Protein Award" in the section "Research and Prospectives" at the 1st European Protein Conference in Berlin
- 1998 Ludolph Brauer Prize of the Northwest German Society of Internal Medicine
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