Prof. Dr. med. Christian Grohé

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. med. Christian Grohé
Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine, Pneumology and Cardiology. Specialisms: pneumological oncology, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), sarcoidosis 

  • Higher Education, Training and Qualifications
    • 1982 - 1988    
      Degree in medicine (Bonn, Berlin, Zürich, Boston)
    • 1989   
      Awarded medical licence
  • Career
    • 1989 – 1990   
      Trainee doctor, University Medical Polyclinic, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn  
    • 1990 – 1992   
      Postdoctoral fellow of the German Research Society, Prof. R. S. Williams, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA      
    • 1992 – 1996   
      Awarded title "Physician for Internal Medicine"
    • 1999   
      Postdoctoral habilitation      
    • 1999   
      Consultant specialising in pneumology, Medical Clinic II, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn      
    • 2002   
      Official recognition of specialism in pneumology      
    • 2002   
      Consultant for pneumology and head of research laboratories at University Medical Polyclinic, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn      
    • 2004   
      Official recognition of specialism in cardiology     
    • 2005   
      Official recognition of elective training in hypertensiology (DHL - German Hypertension League)    
    • 2007   
      Head of Department for Pneumology at Berlin Evangelical Lung Clinic in Berlin-Buch 
  • Membership of Professional Associations / Honorary positions
    • German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine, Deupty Speaker for Cell Biology Section     
    • European Respiratory Society      
    • German Hypertension League - scientific advisory board and chair of Science and Heart sections     
    • American Thoracic Society      
    • German Society for Cardiology     
    • American Heart Association     
  • Selection of Publications
    • Knuefermann P, Schwederski M, Velten M, Krings P, Ehrentraut H, Rüdiger M, Boehm O, Fink K, Dreiner U, Grohé C, Hoeft A, Baumgarten G, Koch A,
      Zacharowski K, Meyer R.
      Bacterial DNA induces myocardial inflammation and reduces cardiomyocyte contractility: role of Toll-like receptor 9.Cardiovasc Res. 2008 Apr 1;78(1):26-35.
    • Palmedo H, Grohé C, Ko Y, Tasci S.
      PET and PET/CT with F-18 fluoride in bone metastases.
      Recent Results Cancer Res. 2008;170:213-24. Review.
    • Knuefermann P, Baumgarten G, Koch A, Schwederski M, Velten M, Ehrentraut H, Mersmann J, Meyer R, Hoeft A, Zacharowski K, Grohé C.
      CpG oligonucleotide activates Toll-like receptor 9 and causes lung inflamma­tion in vivo.
      Respir Res. 2007 Oct 9;8:72.
    • Ehrentraut S, Frede S, Stapel H, Mengden T, Grohé C, Fandrey J, Meyer R, Baumgarten G.
      Antagonism of lipopolysaccharide-induced blood pressure attenuation and vascular contractility.Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Oct;27(10):2170-6.
    • Kim SC, Ghanem A, Stapel H, Tiemann K, Knuefermann P, Hoeft A, Meyer R,
      Grohé C, Knowlton AA, Baumgarten G.
      Toll-like receptor 4 deficiency: smaller infarcts, but no gain in function.
      BMC Physiol. 2007 Jun 25;7:5.
    • Adam AC, Grohé C, Stier S, Gattenlöhner S, Balta Z, Büttner R, Gütgemann I.
      Hodgkin's lymphoma in a patient with Jo-1 syndrome.
      Virchows Arch. 2007 Jul;451(1):101-4.
    • Hedde JP, Neuhaus T, Schüller H, Metzler U, Schmidt-Wolf IG, Kleinschmidt R, Losem C, Lange O, Grohe C, Stier S, Ko YD.
      A phase I/II trial of topotecan and radiation therapy for brain metastases in patients with solid tumors.
      Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Jul 1;68(3):839-44. Epub 2007 Mar 26.
    • Lutterbey G, Grohé C, Gieseke J, von Falkenhausen M, Morakkabati N, Wattjes MP, Manka R, Trog D, Schild HH.
      Initial experience with lung-MRI at 3.0T: Comparison with CT and clinical data in the evaluation of interstitial lung disease activity.
      Eur J Radiol. 2007 Feb;61(2):256-61. Epub 2006 Oct 10.
    • Korte T, Grohé C.
      Sex hormones and arrhythmia in myocardial ischemia.
      Br J Pharmacol. 2006 Oct;149(3):227-8.
    • Baumgarten G, Knuefermann P, Wrigge H, Putensen C, Stapel H, Fink K, Meyer R, Hoeft A, Grohé C.
      Role of Toll-like receptor 4 for the pathogenesis of acute lung injury in Gram-negative sepsis.
      Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2006 Dec;23(12):1041-8.