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Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Europe’s largest university teaching hospital, the Charité is a maximum-care facility offering the entire spectrum of modern medicine and able to provide appropriate treatment for almost any diagnosed condition. 

The Charité has four different campuses in Berlin and is made up of some 100 departments and institutes, with medical expertise relating to the world’s most common diseases concentrated at 17 Charité Centres. Thanks to the Charité’s close ties with university research, patients benefit from the expert knowledge of around 3,700 scientists and 220 professors.   

4,135 nurses work at the Charité, their tireless commitment to patient satisfaction contributing to the hospital’s outstanding reputation. Each year, around 800,000 inpatients and outpatients receive professional and dedicated care and treatment here. To further improve the high quality of its nursing care, the Charité offers its nursing staff a wide range of further and continuing training.

The research conducted at the Charité enjoys an excellent reputation, both in Germany and abroad. New diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic approaches are developed in over 1,000 research projects and working groups and applied within patient care as quickly as possible.

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Campus Berlin Buch
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité – Campus Berlin Buch

At Campus Berlin Buch, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin cooperates closely with the renowned Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and runs a university centre for translational clinical research. At the huge Berlin-Buch science and technology hub, the Charité profits from the close proximity to other companies such as the globally renowned Leibniz-Institut für Pharmakologie (FMP). Buch is also home to one of Germany’s largest biotechnology parks, with numerous innovative companies based there.

Campus Benjamin Franklin
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité – Campus Benjamin Franklin

When Berlin was divided after the war, the west part of the city no longer had a university, which is why the Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948. Klinikum Steglitz was established in the south of Berlin, a complex comprising numerous institutes, departments and lecture theatres. Now renamed Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin, the hospital merged with the Charité in 2003, creating today’s university teaching hospital: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 

Nowadays, Campus Benjamin Franklin specializes particularly in degenerative diseases and later-life medicine. Experts here treat dementia and degenerative brain diseases, among other things.

Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité – Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Campus Virchow-Klinikum is situated in Berlin’s Wedding district, where Virchow had a hospital built in the pavilion style one hundred years ago. Although most of the buildings were destroyed during the war, the beautiful grounds still surround the university hospital to this day, and are protected by a preservation order. The Charité and Rudolf-Virchow-Krankenhaus merged in 1997.

Gynaecology and paediatric medicine are areas in which Campus Virchow-Klinikum specializes. Another focus is on tumour medicine, which involves interdisciplinary cooperation between surgeons, internal medicine specialists, gynaecologists and radiation therapists. Cardiovascular medicine is the third area of focus at the campus.

Campus Charité Mitte
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité – Campus Mitte

Campus Charité Mitte is situated in the heart of the city. This is where the Charité was established 300 years ago – originally for plague victims, and later as a hospice, hospital for the poor and teaching institution. It was not until 1927 that the Charité finally became a university teaching hospital. Campus Charité Mitte boasts outstanding expertise in neuroscience, ear/nose/throat medicine, immunology and infectious diseases. Orthopaedic specialists and neurosurgeons work closely together at the Spine Centre.

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