MD, PhD MSC
Professor of Urology
Head  & Chairman
Department of Urology, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Germany


Carreer

Clinical carreer
  • Since 08/2008 Head of Urology Department, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen
  • 05/2007 Vice Clinical Director, Department of Urology, Mannheim University Hospital
  • 12/2007 Associate Professor, University of Heidelberg
  • 01/2005 Assistant Professor, University of Heidelberg
  • 04/2004 Head of Minimally-Invasive Urology/Urolithiasis, Department of Urology, Mannheim University Hospital
  • 1998 – 2004 Urology training in Mannheim and Istanbul
    • 1999-2004 Urology (Prof. Dr. Alken)
    • 06-08/2004 Urology, Capa University Hospital Istanbul (Prof. Dr. T. Esen)
    • 2002 General Surgery (Prof. Dr. Post)
    • 1998-1999 Nephrology (Prof. Dr. van der Woude)
Academic carreer
Habilitation (PhD)
  • 12/07 Associate Professorship, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg
  • 06/05 PhD, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg
  • 09/05 PhD thesis awarded by German Urological Society
Master program
  • 2002-2005 Master program “Health care management” - Business economics course, Mannheim University
  • 2005 Master of Science degree - Thesis: “Economic aspects of outpatient surgery”
Scholarships
  • 1998-1999 Postdoc-Grant German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2004 Fellowship European Urological Association
Promotion (MD)
  • 1998 „Einfluss des selektiven Endothelin-Rezeptor-A Antagonisten LU135252 auf das ischämische akute Nierenversagen der Ratte“, V. Department of Medicine, Mannheim University Hospital, University of Heidelberg Graded with „magna cum laude“

Memberships Scientific Societies

  • German Society of Urology (DGU)
  • European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Endourological Society
  • American Brachytherapy Society
  • Southwestern German Society of Urology
  • European Intrarenal Surgery Society (EIRSS)
  • German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)
  • Erich-Frank-Society for German-Turkish Relationships

Memberships Expert committees

  • German Society for Shockwave Lithotripsy (Vice Chairman)
  • German Working Group Urolithiasis (chairman)
  • Urolithiasis Working Group, EAU Healthcare Office (Vice Chairman)
  • AUA/EAU-Urolithiasis Guidelines Group on Ureteric Stones
  • European Urolithiasis Society (EULIS, board member)
  • European Society of Uro-Technology (ESUT, board member)

Publications

  • 73 original papers (Medline-listed)
  • 26 review papers
  • 9 other publications
  • 8 book chapters
  • >350 published abstracts
  • 4 surgical videos

Reviewer

  • International Journals - (European Urology, Urological Research (Editorial board member), Journal of Urology, Pediatric Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Journal of Endourology, World Journal of Urology, Urologia Internationalis, Apoptosis)
  • International Meetings - (German Society of Urology, European Association of Urology, European Urolithiasis Society)

Live-Surgeon at scientific meetings

  • Societé International d’Urologie, Stockholm, Sweden (2002)
  • European Association of Urology (since 2003)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie (since 2002)
  • Norddeutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie, Hamburg (2003)
  • Südwestdeutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie, Stuttgart (since 2003)
  • Jordanian Society of Urological Surgeons, Amman, Jordan (2003)
  • Tübingen University Hospital (2005, 2006, 2008)
  • New Perspectives in Endourology, Mannheim (2007, 2008)
  • Endourology Workshop, Pforzheim (2008)
  • Endourology Symposium, Paris, France (2009)
  • Endovision Biennale, Innsbruck, Austria (2010)
  • Urinary Stone Congress, Kunming, China (2010)
  • Endourology Workshop, Dresden (2010)

Prizes & Awards

  • German Research Foundation (1998-1999)
  • European Association of Urology (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  • Southwestern German Society of Urology (2002)
  • American Urological Association (2004)
  • European Urolithiasis Society (2005)
  • German Society of Urology (2005)

Topics of special interest & expertise

  • Endourology including ureterorenoscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, extracorporal shockwave lithotripsy, prostate resection/vaporisation
  • Urinary Stone disease (evaluation, treatment, prevention)
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Uro-oncology including medical tumor therapy
  • Reconstructive Urology