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Dr. med. Rainer-Christian Klopp

Prof. Dr. med. Rainer-Christian Klopp MD

Born in 1943.

From 1962 to 1970 he studied medicine at the Medical Faculty (Charité) of the Humboldt University in Berlin and completed additional studies in physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science of the Humboldt University in Berlin after graduating secondary school in 1961.

1970: Summa cum laude doctor’s thesis at the Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin (Charité), 1971 monograph / dissertation (Johann Gottlieb Fichte Prize).

1970 – 1975 : Research Assistant and later Assistant Professor at the Institute of Physics and Biophysics at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Research in the areas of ultrasound physics, fluid mechanics and elasto-mechanics.

1975 – 1980: Deputy Director and head of undergraduate education at the Institute of Physics and Biophysics at the Humboldt University. Teaching qualification for physics and biophysics. Lectures, seminars and practical training in the fields elastomechanics, vibration and wave theory, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics as well as research on the effects of ionizing radiations.

1980 -1983: Senior physician at the Institute of Pathophysiology at the Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin (Charité). Board certification. Teaching qualification for clinical pathophysiology. Main lectures and seminars in the field of clinical pathophysiology and functional diagnostics. Research in the field of cardiovascular diseases.

1983 – 1990: Senior physician at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diagnostics of the Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin (Charité) and head of the independent University Department of Microcirculation. Pathophysiology seminars and main lecture on heart failure.

1991: Founded and directed the Institute for Microcirculation at the Charité, which has existed independently of the Charité since 1992 as an independent research institute. Research on microcirculation in the fields of biophysics, cardiology, angiology, oncology, internal medicine and dermatology.

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