Dr Rainald Knecht is Professor for Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery and Chair of the Department of ORL,Head and Neck Oncology University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf/Germany. Dr Knecht received his medical training at the Medical School of Heidelberg and Freiburg. After education in general and surgical pathology and scientific residencies in oncologic departments of renowned international Universities like MDA Houston and the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York he completed his education as specialist for Otolarynology Head and Neck surgery with main emphasis on Head and Neck Oncology. Dr Knecht’s surgical work includes endoscopic surgery, reconstructive tumor and tracheal surgery as well as functional laryngeal surgery. Also trained in medical oncology he is working on induction chemotherapy and targeted therapy drawing the line between surgical and nonsurgical approaches in multimodal tumor therapy. Dr Knecht is author of more than 150 papers on the topic of head and neck and other cancers published in international peer-reviewed journals. He has been Investigator and PI in 32 Clinical studies. He is member of numerous national and international medical societies and in the board and advisory board of peer reviewed journals and research committees. He is founder of the German Society for the prevention and for the sponsorship of research of laryngeal cancer and member of the Steering Committee of the EORTC, Head and Neck cancer group.
Biography Updated on 7 March 2013