Bernhard K. Krämer
Bernhard K. Krämer is a Professor of medicine and nephrology and the Director of the Department of Internal Medicine I, Marienhospital Herne, Bochum University Hospital, Germany. He was educated at the Medical School of the University of Würzburg, Germany, from 1977 to 1983. He recieved his M.D. degree from the University of Würzburg in 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he became a Clinical and a Research Fellow at the Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Tübingen. From 1989 to 1990, he became a Research Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. From 1990 to 1992, he became a Clinical and Research Fellow at the Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Tübingen. He was board certified in internal medicine, in nephrology, and in intensive care medicine in 1990, 1991, and 1998, respectively. In 2005, he was certified as a Hypertension Specialist. In 1992, he received his Ph.D. degree in internal medicine from the University of Tübingen. From 1992 to 2008, he was appointed as the Director of Nephrology at the University Hospital of Regensburg. From 1995 to 2008, he was the Director of Renal Transplantation Program at the University Hospital of Regensburg. From 1998 to 2008, he became a Professor of medicine and nephrology at the University of Regensburg, and since 2008, he is a Professor and the Chair of Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Bochum. Krämer's scientific interests are in cardiovascular complications in transplant patients, regulation of genes that mediate immune responses and inflammation in kidney transplants, and genetic and clinical predictors of outcome in diabetic nephropathy and after renal transplantation. In 1989-1990, he got a Grant from Paul-Martini-Foundation, Bonn. In 1996, he was awarded from ERA/EDTA. From 1999 to 2001, he was on the Editorial Board of Experimental Nephrology. Since 2003, he has been the General Secretary of the German Transplant Association (DTG). Since 2006, he has been a Member of Eurotransplant Kidney Advisory Board (ETKAC) and of KDIGO Conference on the Care of the Kidney Transplant Recipient. Since 2004, he has been on the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Kidney Foundation. Since 2006, he has been on the Editorial Board of Transplant International. Since 2009, he has been an Associate Editor of the Medizinische Klinik and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transplantation.
Biography Updated on 10 July 2009