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Eckard Hamelmann


Professor of Pediatrics | Evangelic Hospital, Bielefeld, Germany

Eckard Hamelmann


Eckard Hamelmann, MD, PhD, completed his medical studies in 1991 at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel; his last year of medical school took him to the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, and Harvard Medical School. After working for 2 years at the Kiel University Children’s Hospital and a 3.5-year research stay at the National Jewish Research Center in Denver, Colorado, he moved back to Germany in 1997 to work at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Since 2001, he has held the specialist qualification in pediatric and adolescent medicine, followed by the specialist qualification in pediatric pulmonology (2003), allergology (2003), infectiology (2010), and the new accredited qualification of immunology (2022).

In 2003, Prof. Hamelmann was appointed Associate Professor of Allergology and Pediatric Pneumology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and became the Deputy of the Children's Department at the Charité. In 2008, he was appointed Full Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Since July 2014, Prof. Hamelmann has been Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Center Bethel in Bielefield, Germany. In October 2020, he was appointed Full Professor at the newly founded Medical Faculty at Bielefeld University and became the Medical Director of the Center.

His research focuses on allergology, immunology, infectiology, and pulmonology, particularly in researching the causes and testing of new treatment options for allergic respiratory diseases and options for allergy prevention. He is 1st Vice President of the German Society for Allergology and Immunology, a board member of the Society for Pediatric Pneumology, and Founder and President of the German Asthma Net, which runs a severe asthma registry with more than 4,000 patients. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications.