Benedikt Ostendorf

Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences
Head of the Clinic for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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  • Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases (polyarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis and collagenosis, as well as other autoimmune diseases and various types of fevers)
  • Profile laboratory diagnostics
  • Physiotherapy

Additional qualifications:

  • Organizer and leader of more than 50 advanced training courses in
  • rheumatology
  • Reviewer and consultant for the following medical publications: “Arthritis and Rheumatism”, “Arthritis Treatment and Research”, “Arthritis Research and Therapy”, “Rheumatology Journal”, “Journal of Clinical Rheumatology”, “Yearbook of Rheumatological Diseases”, medical newspaper “ Rheumatology", "Current rheumatology", "Osteoarthritis and cartilage", "Skeleton radiology", "Nuclear medicine"
  • Consultant of the German Research Society
  • author of more than 50 original scientific papers

Membership in professional communities:

  • German Society of Rheumatology
  • German Society for Sports and Preventive Medicine
  • German Society of Physicians of Internal Medicine
  • member of the working group of the European League against Rheumatism
  • member of the research committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Heine University, Düsseldorf
  • Member of the Commission "Imaging Examinations in Rheumatology" of the German Society of Rheumatology

Research activities

  • Institute of Experimental Rheumatology in Nijmegen, the Netherlands