University Hospital Ulm

Ulm, Germany

Treatment of Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by high-intensity induction chemotherapy (2 cycles) (program ID: 234649)

Hartmut Döhner

Prof. Dr. med.

Hartmut Döhner

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Rheumatology

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, rheumatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Berufliche Positionen:

  • 1983-1985 Assistenzarzt, Pathologisches Institut, St. VincentiusKrankenhäuser (Prof. H.M. Schneider, Dr. H. Wolfmüller), Karlsruhe
  • 1985-1988 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Medizinische Klinik and Poliklinik V (Ärztlicher Direktor: Prof. W. Hunstein), Universität Heidelberg
  • 1988-1990 Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology (Prof. Clara D. Bloomfield), und Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Medical Genetics (Prof. Diane C. Arthur), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 1990-1993 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Medizinische Klinik and Poliklinik V (Prof. W. Hunstein), Universität Heidelberg
  • 1993-1999 Oberarzt, Medizinische Klinik and Poliklinik V (Prof. W. Hunstein; seit 1997: Prof. A.D. Ho), Universität Heidelberg
  • 2003-2011 Geschäftsführender Direktor, Zentrum für Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinikum Ulm
  • Seit 1999 Ärztlicher Direktor, Klinik für Innere Medizin III –Hämatologie, Onkologie, Rheumatologie und Infektionskrankheiten, Universität Ulm
  • Seit 2006 Sprecher, Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm (CCCU)


  • 1993 American Society of Hematology
  • 1996 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und Onkologie
  • 2001 European Hematology Association
  • 2002 American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2006 Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft


  • 1979-80 Stipendium, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
  • 1988-90 Stipendium, Mildred Scheel Stiftung
  • 1995 Leukemia Clinical Research Award, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und Onkologie
  • 2009 Kenneth McCredie Lectureship, International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Disorders (IACRLRD), Ohio, USA
  • 2010 Anita- and Cuno-Wieland Preis für translationale Krebsforschung, Universität Heidelberg
  • 2011 Wilhelm-Warner Preis für Krebsforschung, Hamburg
  • 2012 Mitglied in der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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The main direction of the Clinic of Internal Medicine III at Ulm University Clinic is the care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the blood and lymphatic system (including anemia, lymphadenopathy, acute and chronic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative disorders, Hodgkin/non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia), as well as solid tumors of organs (including bronchial carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, breast cancer, glioblastoma, sarcoma, testicular cancer). The range of treatments covers all forms of modern oncological treatment (conventional chemotherapy, treatment with monoclonal antibodies, molecular targeted therapy with new drugs). Ulm Transplantation Department is one of the oldest in the world. For over 30 years, it conducts the bone marrow transplantation and blood stem cells.

In terms of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine, the Clinic of Internal Medicine III is a part of CCCU (Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm), holding one of 13 awards in Germany from the German Cancer Center and is a leading cancer center; besides, CCCU, as the Cancer Center, is certified according to the criteria of the German Cancer Society. The health status of all patients is discussed at interdisciplinary conferences on tumors. The treatment plans meet all latest national and international standards and include, but not limited to, the conventional chemotherapy, immunotherapy with antibodies and innovative therapy with inhibitors of signal paths and cell cycle. We also maintain close cooperation with the network of private hematologists/oncologists and specialists of the nearby clinics. The department of allogeneic transplantation of blood stem cells and the spinal cord was established in 1978 and belongs to one of the oldest in the world. Nowadays, the department offers various options for allogeneic transplantation of blood stem cells (family donor, unrelated donor, haploidentical donors, umbilical cord blood). In 2012, it carried out 77 transplantations of allogeneic and 92 autologous transplantation of stem cells. The department is certified to carry out the transplantation of autologous and allogeneic stem cells and is certified as a center for taking of peripheral stem cells and spinal cord sampling according to JACIE (Joint Accreditation Committee-ISCT [Europe] & EBMT) standards.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • case history collection
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • differential blood count
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scanners of the complete organism
  • needle biopsy of the bone marrow
  • biopsy and histological examination of CSF
  • examination by experts of:
    • cardiology
    • otolaryngology
    • immunology
    • ophthalmology
  • two cycles of induction chemotherapy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

Ulm University Clinic is one of five university clinics in Baden-Württemberg and a clinic with the highest level of services in Germany, which offers the university medicine of the highest level to the population of Ostwürttemberg, Donau/Iller and  Bodensee-Oberschwaben.

The patients who live far outside these regions also trust the skills of the highly qualified team of doctors with international reputation, competent and  compassionate medical staff, as well as specialists of the technical service  and laboratories. Ulm University Clinic provides interdisciplinary medical services of the highest class, which combines patient care, research and education. Thus, the new scientific knowledge is quickly implemented in diagnostics and treatment. The highly qualified doctors and nurses ensure round the clock care for the patients' health. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st. 192,000 cases per quarter are dealt with by nearly 6,000 physicians and staff. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st.  

The clinic offers a full range of medical care in Germany. Specialized areas which have received wide recognition. Ulm University Clinic also has an excellent reputation far beyond the borders of Germany and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of foreign patients. The Clinic is pleased to welcome the patients from all over the world, seeking treatment in Germany and taking advantage of the high standards of scientific research, 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.