Prof. Ina Koetter is a specialist in internal medicine with advanced training in the branches of rheumatology, as well as haematology and non-surgical oncology. Previously, Prof. Koetter has worked, inter alia, as the Lead Consultant for the field of rheumatology, and as the Medical Superintendent of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases at the University of Tubingen Hospital. She has headed The Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Nephrology at the Asklepios Hospital, Altona in Hamburg as its Senior Consultant since March 2014.
The Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Nephrology at the Asklepios Hospital, Altona specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all systemic inflammatory-rheumatic conditions, auto-inflammatory conditions and immunodeficiencies, above all in cases of renal involvement in autoimmune conditions. Thus, the range of services of Prof. Koetter and her team includes, among other conditions, inflammatory joint conditions such as rheumatoid or reactive arthritis, chronic inflammatory connective tissue disorders (collagenoses) such as SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) or systemic sclerosis, as well as storage diseases such as Fabry disease, Gaucher disease and Niemann-Pick disease.
Further treatment emphases of the team under Prof. Koetter are immunodeficiencies, osteoporosis, soft-tissue rheumatic conditions such as fibromyalgia and inflammations of the blood vessels (vasculitides) and inflammatory conditions of the eye. Women with a desire to have children and expectant mothers suffering from rheumatism or other autoimmune conditions are also well cared for in the Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Nephrology at the Asklepios Hospital, Altona.
Prof. Koetter’s particular research emphases are autologous stem cell transplantation for auto-immune conditions, interdisciplinary rheumatology and the diagnosis and treatment of Behcet’s disease, a sporadic, auto-inflammatory condition which is associated with fever attacks, skin changes and joint inflammation. Thanks to her wide expertise and experience in these fields, Prof. Koetter has already been awarded various scientific distinctions and prizes, including the Teaching Prize (3rd place) of the Tubingen Medical Faculty, prizes from the German Uveitis Association (DUAG) and the poster prize of the German Rheumatology Association.
Selected expert in the specialist field Rheumatology