Professor Dr Falk Hiepe, MD

Professor Dr Falk Hiepe, MD

Charité University Hospitals, Berlin,

Falk Hiepe is Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité University Hospitals, Berlin. He is also Group Leader of the Autoimmunology Group, German Rheumatism Research Center, Berlin—an Institute of the Leibniz Association. Professor Hiepe received his MD medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Humboldt University, Berlin (1976), he went on to receive certification in internal medicine in 1983 and completed his postdoctoral work at the same university in 1988. In 1987, Professor Hiepe was visiting Professor at the Second Department of Medicine at Teikyo University and Department of Medicine and Physical Therapy at the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 1995 he took a research fellowship at the W.M. Keck Autoimmune Disease Center, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.

Professor Hiepe holds several awards, including research awards from Charité Hospital (1992) and the Wolfgang Schultze Foundation (2004). He sits on the IUIS/WHO/AF/CDC Committee for the Standardization of Autoantibodies and the International Advisory Board of Modern Rheumatology for The Japan Rheumatism Association. He is Editor of the journal Autoimmunity Highlights.

Professor Hiepe’s research interests include systemic autoimmune diseases, diagnostic and pathogenic relevance of autoantibodies, biomarkers, the role of long-lived plasma cells in autoimmunity, B cells and plasma cells as therapeutic targets in autoimmune diseases and innovative cell therapies, including autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in refractory autoimmune diseases.


Grant/Research: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Consultant/Advisor: Actelion, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cephalon, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck,
Novo Nordisk, Roche, UCB

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