Bertold Emmerich, MD

Bertold Emmerich, MD
Bertold Emmerich, MD

Professor of Medicine, Specialist in Hematology and Medical Oncology

Professor Emmerich studied medicine from 1962-1967 at the Universities of Münster, Graz and Vienna. After residencies in pediatric oncology at the University of Münster (Prof. Dr. G. Schellong), in general surgery at the hospital „Barmherzige Brüder“ in Salzburg, and in internal medicine at the Medical Policlinic, University of Munich (Prof. Dr. W. Seitz and Prof. Dr. N. Zöllner), he received his physician's license in 1970.

This was followed by a two-year postdoc training and scientific studies in Molecular Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Prof. Dr. W. and H. Kersten, Institute of Physiological Chemistry), at the University of Frankfurt (Institute for Therapeutic Biochemistry), at the Nuclear Research Center, Karlsruhe and at the University of Aarhus, Denmark (EMBO Course: Mammalian protein synthesis).

Professor Emmerich began his clinical training in internal medicine by an internship in Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology at the University Hospital Erlangen-Nürnberg (Prof. Dr. F. Scheiffarth and Prof. Dr. L. Demling) and changed 1973 to the Technical University of Munich (TUM), „Klinikum Rechts der Isar“ with internships in Cardiology, Pulmonology, Angiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Hematology and Clinical Oncology (Prof. Dr. H. Blömer and Prof. Dr. J. Rastetter, 1. Medical Clinic and Department of Hematology and Oncology). In 1976, he was certified as a specialist in internal medicine and hematology and clinical oncology. Two years later he qualified as a professor (Dr. med. habil.) and was appointed in 1979 as an assistant professor (Privatdozent). As visiting professor he was at the National Cancer Institute, NCI-Frederick of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Virology (S. Oroszlan, PhD), Frederick, USA, in 1980, and at the Scripps Clinic, Department of Immunology (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. J. Fey) La Jolla, California, USA, in 1983.

In 1987, Professor Emmerich became a full professor for Hematology and Oncology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich. From 1988 to 2007 he was head of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at University of Munich Medical Hospital. During this time he was chairman of the lymphoma party at the Tumor Center Munich. In 1994 with support from the Wilhelm Sander Foundation, he established the Wilhelm Sander Therapy Unit for autologous blood stem cell transplantation at the University of Munich Medical Hospital, a renowned transplant center, especially for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma and lymphoma. In November 1996, he founded the German CLL Study Group (DCLLSG) together with Prof. Dr. M. Hallek, now University of Cologne.

From 1995 to 2007 Dr. Emmerich was Vice Director of the University of Munich Medical Hospital, one of the most important university hospitals in Germany. From 2000 to 2007 he was elective member of the Council of the Faculty of Medicine of the LMU.

After his retirement in April 2007, Professor Emmerich continued his medical work in close cooperation with the University of Munich Medical Hospital in the „Oncology Nussbaumstraße“, a private practice vis-à-vis of his clinic. After five successful years, this institution expanded to the IOZ Munich.

Professor Emmerich is member of the ethics commission of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

For a list of Professor Emmerich's scientific publications, see PubMed.