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University Hospital Muenster

location_on Muenster, Germany
9.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertension Diseases and Rheumatology (Medical Department D) (113791)

Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt

Prof. Dr. med.

Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt

Specialized in: gerneral internal medicine, nephrology, hypertension diseases, rheumatology

About the department

The Department of General Internal Medicine (Medical Department D) at the University Hospital Muenster specializes in diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and hypertension (high blood pressure), detection and treatment of the entire spectrum of rheumatic disease, care of patients with impaired fat metabolism and outpatient treatment of patients with HIV. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt. 

In cooperation with the Department of General and Visceral Surgery, the experts of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt treat patients before and after kidney transplant. With over 100 kidney transplants a year, the Department at the University Hospital Muenster is one of the most experienced and successful kidney transplant centers in Germany. 

The primary goal of the Medical Department D is provision of the top-quality diagnosis and treatment in a friendly atmosphere. The medical team of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt works in accordance with the international scientifically proven achievements and the latest guidelines. Moreover, a very important attention is paid to a good emotional feeling of the patients. 

The medical staff of the Department at the University Hospital Muenster takes worries and needs of patients very seriously as well as informs and accompanies them with due understanding and sympathy during all the planned treatments. The patients can be sure they will be treated by doctors and medical staff attentively and respectfully and all their individual wishes will be considered. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of General Internal Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt are:

  • Kidney diseases and hypertension
  • Pre-and postoperative care of patients with kidney transplant
  • All techniques of kidney transplants
  • Impaired fat metabolism
  • Rheumatology and clinical immunology
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndromes
  • Diagnosis and treatment of emergencies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Center for Fabry Disease

Curriculum vitae

University Education

  • 1979 – 1986 Study of Medicine at the Universities of Regensburg and Freiburg, interrupted by alternative service in the St. Augustin nursing home for the elderly

Graduation

  • 1988 Thesis title: "Investigation of intracellular antigens in lymphocyte and macrophage subpopulations of bronchoalveolar lavage"

Professional background

  • 02/1987 – 03/1987 Research Associate at the University Hospital Freiburg, Division IV (Director Professor Dr. med. P. Schollmeyer)
  • 04/1987 – 06/1989 Research Associate at the Institute of Physiology in Freiburg (Director Professor Dr. med. R. Greger)
  • 07/1989 – 07/1995 Assistant Physician at the University Hospital Freiburg, Division IV
  • 09/1994 Habilitation in Internal Medicine. Subject "On the regulation of ion channels on glomerular mesangial and epithelial cells".
  • 07/1994 Board certification Internal Medicine
  • 08/1995 Appointment as Senior Physician (C2)
  • 09/1996 Sub-specialization: Nephrology
  • 09/2000 Franz Volhard Prize
  • 12/2000 Invitation to the position of C3 University Professor of Nephrology and Molecular Biology at the LMU Munich
  • 05/2001 C3 University Professor of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Freiburg, Division of Nephrology and General Medicine (Director Prof. Dr. G. Walz)
  • 08/2003 C4 University Professor, Director of the Medical Department D of the University Hospital Muenster
  • 03/2007 Deputy Medical Director of the University Hospital Muenster
  • 05/2008 Board Member of the University Hospital Muenster
  • At present, Director of the Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertension Diseases and Rheumatology (Medical Department D) of the University Hospital Muenster

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