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Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Sven Benson
Clinic for Neurology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel
Clinic for Neurology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Ulf Dittmer
Institute of Virology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Joachim Fandrey
Institute of Physiology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Michael Forsting
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Johannes Hebebrand
Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, LVR-Klinikum Essen

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kleinschnitz
Clinic for Neurology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. A. Kribben
Clinic for Nephrology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Dirk Schadendorf
Clinic for Dermatology, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sure
Clinic for Neurosurgery, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Oliver Witzke
Clinic for Infektiology, Essen University Hospital


Prof. Dr. Hugo Besedovsky & Prof. Dr. Adriana del Rey, Institute of Immunophysiology, Marburg University

Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne, Dr. Vera Flasbeck
Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and preventive medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum

Prof. Dr. Silvia Cappellino
Leibniz Research Centre for working environment and human factors

Dr. Martin Coenen, Prof. Dr. Christoph Coch
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, University Bonn

Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün
Department of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

PD Dr. Ute Krügel
Institute of Pharmakology and Toxicology, Leipzig University

Prof. Dr. Tillmann Krüger
Department of Clinical Psychiatry, Hannover Medical School

Prof. Dr. Winfried Rief
Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Marburg University

Dr. Ingo Spreitzer
Division of Microbiology, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen

Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Wolf
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Elsenbruch
Department of Neurology, Essen University Hospital


Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti
Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin Medical School, Italy

Prof. Dr. Uwe Christians
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

Dr. Raphaël Doenlen
School of Life Sciences, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Ted J. Kaptchuk
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Prof. Dr. Mats Lekander
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet,  Stockholm,Sweden

Prof. Dr. Urs Meyer
Institute of Veterinery Pathology, University of Zürich, Zürich, , Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Pacheco-Lopez
Division of Biological Sciences and Health, Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico

About us

The Institute of Medical Psychology was founded in 1978 and is one of the pre-clinical Departments of the Essen University Hospital.


  • Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology
    University Hospital Essen
    Hufelandstr. 55
    45122 Essen