Klaus P. Hunfeld
Klaus P. Hunfeld received his medical degree from Philipps-University, Marburg, in 1993, and his M.D. degree from Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany in 1994. He then completed junior medical residencies in pathology and internal medicine at the Medical Centre and Academic Teaching Hospital 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/Main, Germany, where he then continued as a Research Associate between 2000 and 2003. In 2003, he went to the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA for postgraduate studies and research in the MPH Program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Hygiene. After completion of his M.P.H. 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 the Goethe University. Since August 2009, he has been serving as a Consultant of laboratory medicine and the Head of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, and Infection Control at the Northwest Medical Center, an academic teaching hospital of the Goethe University. Moreover, he is an Adjunct Professor for medical microbiology, virology, and epidemiology of infection at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, and at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany. He is licensed as a physician and board certified in medical microbiology, infection control, and also in 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 27 September 2012