University Hospital of Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany


Diagnosis of pulmonary emphysema (program ID: 225941)


Georg Ertl

Prof. Dr. med.

Georg Ertl

Department of Medicine I (Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Angiology)

Specialized in: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Angiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Akademischer und beruflicher Werdegang

  • Seit 1999 Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin und Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik, Univ. Würzburg
  • 1995 - 1998 Lehrstuhl Kardiologie, Fakultät für klinische Medizin Mannheim der Universität Heidelberg; Direktor der II. Medizinischen Klinik am Klinikum Mannheit
  • 1991 - 1994 Universitätsprofessor (C3), leitender Oberarzt
  • 1987 Kardiologe
  • 1986 Habilitation für das Fach Innere Medizin, Oberarzt
  • 1981 Wiss. Assistent, Medizinische Klinik Universität Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Kurt Kochsiek) Habilitation für das Fach Innere Medizin, Oberarzt
  • 1979 - 1980 Forschungsstipendium der DFG, Harvard Univ., Boston, USA (Eugene Braunwald)
  • 1975 - 1976 Wehrpflichtiger Stabsarzt
  • 1975 Promotion an der Med. Fak. Universität Mainz
  • 1974 - 1975 Medizinalassistent Mainz / Pfronten
  • 1968 - 1974 Studium Humanmedizin in Mainz und Graz 

Projektkoordination, Mitgliedschaft in Verbundprojekten (Auswahl)

  • Seit 2011 Sprecher des Kompetenznetzes Herzinsuffizienz
  • Seit 2010 Sprecher des Deutschen Zentrums für Herzinsuffizienz (Interdisziplinäres Forschungs- und Behandlungszentrum des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, der Universität und des Universitätsklinikums Würzburg)
  • Seit 2006 Stellvertretender Sprecher des SFB 688 „Zell-Zellinteraktionen und Bildgebung im kardiovaskulären System“
  • 1999 - 2005 Sprecher des Sonderforschungsbereiches SFB 355 „Pathophysiologie der Herzinsuffizienz“

Funktionen in wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften und Gremien (Auswahl)

  • 2011 - 2013 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie - Herzkreislaufforschung
  • 2009 - 2015 Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie-Herzkreislaufforschung
  • Seit 2008 Bayerischer Gesundheitsrat
  • 2008 - 2012 Sprecher des Fachkollegiums Medizin der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 2007 - 2008 Vorsitzender der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin
  • Seit 2006 Mitglied der Kommission zur Erstellung der Nationalen Versorgungsleitlinie Herzinsuffizienz“
  • Seit 2005 Mitglied des Wissenschaftlichen Beirates der Bundesärztekammer
  • 2005 - 2007 Vorsitzender der Kommission für klinische Kardiologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie-, Herz-, Kreislaufforschung
  • 2004 - 2008 Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin
  • 2004 - 2008 DFG Fachkollegium Medizin, Sprecher der Sektion Herz-, Kreislauf
  • 2004 - 2006 Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Würzburg

Auszeichnungen und verliehene Mitgliedschaften (Auswahl)

  • Seit 2002 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 2000 Franz Loogen Preis
  • Seit 1992 Fellow der European Society of Cardiology
  • Seit 1992 Basic Science Council der American Heart Association
  • Seit 1988 Council of Basic Science of American Heart Association
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Medicine I at the University Hospital of Würzburg deals with research, training and clinical activities and specializes in six fields of internal medicine: cardiology, intensive care medicine, nephrology, pneumology, angiology and endocrinology. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Georg Ertl. 

The Department of Medicine I at the University Hospital of Würzburg has 62 full-time medical positions, 20 externally funded positions for researchers. With 144 approved beds (including the Intensive Care Unit with 24 beds, as well as the Emergency Unit with 12 beds), the Department annually treats about 7,500 inpatients. The Department of Emergency at the University Hospital of Würzburg annually receives 6,600 outpatients. Furthermore, over 12,000 patients receive medical care within the outpatient counseling. 

According to the FOCUS, the Department of Medicine I under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Georg Ertl is recommended in the list of top cardiology clinics in 2016.

The main clinical focuses of the Department of Medicine I at the University Hospital of Würzburg include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the arteries, arterioles, capillaries, veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes
  • Diagnosis and treatment of hypertension
  • Diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, endocrine system, nutritional and metabolic disorders, respiratory diseases, as well as lung and cardiac arrhythmias

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • bronchography
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • 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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