Special Clinical Focus

  • Thyroid conditions
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Disorders and tumours of the bony metabolism
  • Calcium metabolism disorders
  • Sexual function disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Osteoporosis

About us

The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III specialises in hormone and metabolic disorders. Here, world-renowned specialists treat common medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and thyroid conditions, and treating patients with bony metabolic conditions such as the common disease of age, osteoporosis, is a focus of the Department.
Dysfunctions such as growth disturbances, increased body hair in women, an inability to conceive or excess weight may indicate an endocrinological condition and should be examined more closely. To this end, the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders provides the entire range of state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, laboratory diagnostics and the outstanding experience of specialists in this field.

Prof. Stefan Bornstein is the Director of Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III, Director of the Centre for Internal Medicine and is an internationally renowned endocrinologist and diabetologist. He has performed pioneering work in the field of stress research and is also significantly involved in the development of new therapeutic techniques in the treatment of diabetes. All told, Prof. Bornstein has over two decades of experience as a specialist in this field.
His expertise in this field, as well as in research on the adrenal glands, stem-cell research and research into metabolic conditions is reflected in around 570 publications, including 30 textbook articles, in the field of endocrinology and internal medicine. Prof. Bornstein is also a guest professor at several high-level universities on different continents. He has been awarded various prizes several times for his services to science and teaching.

Prof. Hofbauer is a specialist in internal medicine and specialises in endocrinology, diabetology and osteology, with an additional qualification in sports medicine. Prof. Hofbauer holds the Chair of Internal Medicine at the Technical University of Dresden and the training of up-and-coming medical practitioners is dear to his heart. The results of his research projects are to be found in a variety of scientific publications and his patients at Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III of the University Hospital of the Technical University, Dresden also benefit from the continual exchange of Prof. Hofbauer and his team of specialists with professional academic circles.

The outstanding position of the Department of Endocrinology of Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III is demonstrated by the fact that, currently, only here is islet cell transplantation provided as a form of treatment for diabetic conditions. As a department of the University Hospital of Dresden, the research and development of innovative treatment techniques, together with curative treatment, is the second important objective of the medical personnel. Here, the established specialists with outstanding reputations are on hand in support of the patient.

 



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King's College London and the Technical University of Dresden have amalgamated for joint research purposes in the “transCampus”. This collaboration, in place since September 2015, is utilised in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, engineering, natural science and humanities in order better to apply skills and resources and in order to work on joint research projects.

Prof. Stefan Richard Bornstein is the Director of Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III and, over and above his activities at the Technical University of Dresden, is also the Dean of transCampus, and the Chair and Honorary Consultant at King’s College London. The first research projects developing from the collaboration of the elite universities should be highlighted in particular, for example, immunotherapy in cancer, the research into the so-called widespread diseases, diabetes and depression, new potentials in transplantation medicine and the research field of artificial organs. In the meantime, the London-Dresden transCampus is among the world’s largest islet, renal and bone marrow transplantation centres.


 

Prof. Stefan Richard Bornstein is the Director of Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III and, over and above his activities at the Technical University of Dresden, is also the Dean of transCampus, and the Chair and Honorary Consultant at King’s College London. The first research projects developing from the collaboration of the elite universities should be highlighted in particular, for example, immunotherapy in cancer, the research into the so-called widespread diseases, diabetes and depression, new potentials in transplantation medicine and the research field of artificial organs. In the meantime, the London-Dresden transCampus is among the world’s largest islet, renal and bone marrow transplantation centres.


Prof. Peter E.H. Schwarz
Prof. Peter Egbert Hermann Schwarz heads the Department of Prevention at the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III. Preventing diabetes mellitus is easier than treating the condition. Prof. Schwarz’s team is working on developing methods of raising the awareness of, above all, risk patients concerning the topic. A healthy lifestyle, together with adequate exercise not only helps to prevent diabetes, but also cardiovascular conditions. Not only risk patients, however, but everyone benefits from a healthy general condition!

Prof. Ulrich Julius
Under the leadership of the apheresis specialist, Prof. Ulrich Julius, the Department of Lipidology at the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III treats patients with severe metabolic conditions and enables them to re-stabilise the metabolic processes of the body. Above all, those affected suffer from severe diabetes or fat metabolic disorders, which can no longer be treated by medication-based therapy. Mechanical techniques are applied, which filter the excess fatty proteins out of the blood outside the body.

Asst Lect. Dr Barbara Ludwig
Islet cell transplantation is an innovative, promising technique for the treatment of diabetes type 1 patients. This allows the insulin taken to be reduced significantly over a period of several years. Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III is among the pioneers of this therapeutic programme. Asst Lect. Dr Barbara Ludwig has headed the Department of Islet Cell Transplantation for over ten years. She has outstanding experience in this special field. With this technique, not the entire pancreas but only individual cell complexes are transplanted from donor pancreases; these are responsible for the endogenous production of insulin.

Prof. Andreas Birkenfeld
Prof. Andreas Birkenfeld is a diabetologist with an outstanding reputation worldwide in this field. Hence, in 2015, he was awarded the Ferdinand Bertram Prize for his services in the field of diabetes research. This prize is the oldest and most prestigious prize for science awarded by the German Diabetes Association. Prof. Birkenfeld and his team succeeded in deactivating a gene which stimulates the increase in the body fat in model experiments so that diabetes did not develop in spite of fat-rich nutrition. This approach has enabled further research projects, whose objective is the reduction of new cases of diabetes type II in the future.

Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Endocrinology

Directions

Airports near

  • Dresden airportapprox. 10 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Dresden Central Railway Stationapprox. 5 km

Additional staff

Prof. - Lorenz Hofbauer - Endocrinology - Dresden

Prof.
Lorenz Hofbauer

Head of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Prof. - Peter E. H. Schwarz - Endocrinology - Dresden

Prof.
Peter E. H. Schwarz

Head of Prevention

Prof. - Ulrich Julius - Endocrinology - Dresden

Prof.
Ulrich Julius

Head of Lipidology

Asst - Barbara Ludwig - Endocrinology - Dresden

Asst Lect. Dr
Barbara Ludwig

Islet cell transplantation for diabetes type I patients

Prof. - Andreas Birkenfeld - Endocrinology - Dresden

Prof.
Andreas Birkenfeld

Dr. - Ulrike Schatz - Endocrinology - Dresden

Dr.
Ulrike Schatz

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Lipidology and Diabetology
Innere Medizin, Lipidologie und Diabetologie

Dr - Matthias Gruber - Endocrinology - Dresden

Dr
Matthias Gruber

Specialist

Dr - Andreas Reichel - Endocrinology - Dresden

Dr
Andreas Reichel

Oberarzt
Consultant

Dr - Hannes Rietzsch - Endocrinology - Dresden

Dr
Hannes Rietzsch

Oberarzt

Dr - Elena Tsourdi - Endocrinology - Dresden

Dr
Elena Tsourdi

Acting Consultant, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
Innere Medizin und Endokrinologie