Personal Data

Family status: married to Anna Maria Kampen, D.D.S.

Languages spoken

  • English fluent
  • Modern Greek Basic knowledge

University studies

  • Studied Biology at University of Bielefeld; “Diploma thesis: Immunohistochemical and transmission electron microscopic analysis of intestinal APUD cells in the mouse”
  • 1991-1997 Studied Human Medicine at Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Kiel
  • 1992-1996 Researcher at CAU’s Institute of Anatomy (head of department: Prof. Dr. B. Tillmann) in Kiel
  • 1997 State medical exam
  • 1999 Received medical license

Additional Qualifications

  • 1998 Received MD, magna cum laude; Dissertation: “Structural differences in joint cartilage in the human sacroiliac joint”; Advisor: Prof. Dr. B. Tillmann
  • 2002 Specialist in nuclear medicine
  • 2002 Appointed a medical physics expert
  • 2005 Receives Venia legendi (post-doctorate habilitation) in Nuclear Medicine
  • 2010 Named to adjunct professorship at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel campus


  • until 2002 at CAU’s Department of Nuclear Medicine in Kiel (head of department: Prof. Dr. E. Henze)
    – Research Assistant and Researcher
    – Assistant department head
  • 2003 Nomination for the Marie Curie Award by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam
  • 2004-2006 Deputy director for nuclear medicine of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association
  • since 2005 Chairman of the North German Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • 2005 Received 2nd place “Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award“ from the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Toronto
  • since 2007 Partner at Spitalerhof Nuclear Medicine Clinic

Membership in scientific associations

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (Mitglied der AG Therapie)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine (USA)
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine
  • Norddeutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (Vorsitzender)
  • Association for the Patient Support and Research in Rheumatic Disease, Bad Bramstedt
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte 1989 – 1994
  • Deutsche Anatomische Gesellschaft 1992 – 1998

Career fields

  • Palliative pain therapy for patients with multiple skeletal metastases (Sm-153-EDTMP, Re-186-HEDP)
  • Nuclear medicine diagnostics for ambiguous inflammatory conditions with antigranulocyte antibody fragments labeled with Tc-99m (LeukoScan) and F18-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET
  • In vivo imaging of acute cardiac transplant rejection with probe oligonucleotides labeled with Tc-99m against IL-2 mRNA in a rat model
  • Quantitative analysis of glucose uptake via dynamic F18-FDG PET in patients with Metabolic syndrome and specific FABP gene variant
  • Nuclear medicine therapy for inflammatory-rheumatic diseases with open radionuclides (radiation synovectomy, Ra-224 for ankylosing spondylitis)

Publications, Lectures, Review activities

  • Published 43 academic articles to date, primarily in English (as of 03/2008), about 180 academic and invited lectures (as of 03/2008)

Member of the editorial board (co-editor)

  • Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Guest editor of “Der Nuklearmediziner” 03/2006
  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Consultant to nuclear medicine journals

  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Der Nuklearmediziner