Constantin von Kaisenberg

Hannover Medical School, Germany

Constantin von Kaisenberg was born in Heidenheim, Germany, in 1964. He graduated from the Heidelberg Medical School in 1990. In 1993, he completed his M.D. thesis entitled "Manual of fetal physiology, diagnosis and management, with reference ranges for clinicians", which was subsequently published as a Springer Book. From 1994-1996, he was a Research Fellow at the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine (Director: Professor K. Nicolaides), Kings College, London, UK. There, he received both training in ultrasound and science, such as molecular biology. Subsequently, he did anatomical studies in first trimester fetal tissues at the Institute of Anatomy, Freiburg, Germany. His clinical training is both in fetal medicine/obstetrics and in gynecological oncology. He founded a Fetal Medicine Department at the University of Kiel, Germany, reaching the highest expertise (level III centre). Constantin was the first German to receive the internationally highly acknowledged Diploma in Fetal Medicine of the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK. He is also a holder of all of the other certificates of the FMF, in particular those of the first trimester at 11-13+6 weeks of gestation. In 2003, he completed his Ph.D. thesis entitled "First trimester fetuses with chromosomal defects, a sonographical, biochemical and morphological characterization". He has published 43 papers in Pubmed, 14/29 original papers as a first or senior author (total IF 93.9). Constantin is currently in charge of obstetrics and fetal medicine at the Hannover Medical School, were he has been appointed a University Professor in 2009.

Biography Updated on 18 January 2011

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