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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Inflammatory joint diseases and diseases of the spinal cord
  • Infectious arthropathies and joint diseases in chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases
  • Rheumatic soft tissue diseases
  • Inflammatory muscular diseases
  • Collagenosis
  • Vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases
  • Cryotherapy, ergotherapy and physical therapy

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1978 — Training as physiotherapist and work at the Rehabilitation Centre for Paraplegics, University Hospital Heidelberg
1983 — Studies at the University of Hamburg and study visit to Duke University, North Carolina
1990 — Senior House Officer, Marien Hospital Hamburg, Department of Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit
1998 — Board certification for internal medicine, additional qualification in rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology, Rheumatology Hospital Bad Bramstedt/University Hospital Lübeck
2001 — Department of Clinical Immunology und Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (9/2001)
2003 — Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Dept. of Medicine, Prot. Hospital Witten, research institute participating in international multicentre clinical trials
2007 — Member of the Rhine-Ruhr Cooperative Rheumatology Centre
Since Dec 2008 — Head of the Department 5 Rheumatology and Physical Therapy, Helios Hospital Duisburg

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