Klaus P. Hunfeld
Klaus P. Hunfeld received his Medical degree from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, in 1993, and his M.D. degree from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, in 1994. Hunfeld then completed junior medical residencies in pathology and internal medicine at the Medical Centre and Academic Teaching Hospital Fulda, Fulda, Germany. In 1996, he started a junior medical residency at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the Hospital of Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where he then continued as a Research Associate between 2000 and 2003. In 2003, he went to the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, for postgraduate studies and research in the MPH Program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, USA. After completion of his MPH studies and his return to Germany in 2004, he became an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the Hospital of Goethe University. Since August 2009, he has been serving as a Consultant for laboratory of medicine and Head of the Institute for Laboratory of Medicine, Microbiology, and Infection Control at the Northwest Medical Center, an academic teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, Goethe University. Moreover, he is currently lecturing as an Adjunct Professor for medical microbiology, virology, and epidemiology of infection at Goethe University and served as a Professor for microbiology, virology, and hygiene at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany, from 2011 to 2013. He is licensed as a Physician and board certified in medical microbiology, infection control, and also laboratory medicine. His clinical and research focus has been mainly on the microbiology of infectious diseases caused by fastidious and vector-borne microorganisms and on the rapid molecular diagnosis of pathogens in immunocompromised and septic patients.
Biography Updated on 19 July 2016