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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.

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Medical departments

Cardiology Diabetology
ENT (Ear, nose and throat medicine) General, vascular and visceral surgery
Gastroenterology Gynaecology
Nephrology Neurology
Ophthalmology Oncology
Prevention and diagnostics Psychiatry
Rheumatology Urology

Advanced Medicine

BerlinProtonen is synonymous with the successful application of proton therapy to treat tumours in the eyes: tumour growth can be controlled in around 95 percent of cases, with eye function also preserved in most instances. BerlinProtonen is part of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC), which offers tumour patients a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment.

The Department of Gynaecology at Campus Benjamin Franklin is one of the leading institutions in the field of gynaecology. It specializes in all benign and malignant diseases in girls and women, and also pursues leading research in this field.

The Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery provides surgical treatment of abdominal diseases, and is particularly specialized in treating bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases and malign gastric and oesophageal conditions. The department also specializes in vascular and metastatic surgery.
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Campus Benjamin Franklin
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Prof. Dr. med. Ulf Landmesser
Prof. Dr. med. Ulf Landmesser
Medical Director of the Charité Center for Cardiovascular Diseases Director, Medical Department of Cardiology, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin
Focus: Cardiac diagnostics / Coronary vessel interventions (using new methods – laser light coronary plaque imaging) , ...
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