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Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg

Ralf Eberhardt, M.D.

Professor, Heidelberg University

Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg University Hospital

Röntgenstraße 1

69126 Heidelberg

Phone:+49 6221 396-1204
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Research Interests:

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Interventional Therapy of Endstage Asthma-COPD
  • Endoscopic Diagnosing of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

 

 

Short CV

1988-1995Medical School, University of Heidelberg
1995-2001Resident Internal Medicine KKH Weinheim
2001-2003Resident Dept. of Thoracic Oncology,Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
2003Fellow Dept. of Pulmonology,Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
2004-2010Consultant Dept. of Pulmonology,Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
since 2011Senior Consultant Dept. of Pulmonology,Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
since 2014Principal Investigator, Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg (TLRC), Member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL)

 

 

Speciality certification

2000Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training Emergency Medicine
2002Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training Internal Medicine
2010Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training Respiratory Medicine
2011Venia legendi, Heidelberg University
2014Professorship, Heidelberg University

 

 

Honours & Awards

2008Interventional Pulmonology Travel Award of the European Respiratory Society
2009Science Award of the German Society of Pneumology
2015Best Clinical Publication Award of the Portuguese Pneumology Society (senior)
2016Interventional Pulmonology Travel Grant of the European Respiratory Society (senior)

Memberships/Committee Assignments

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin - Sprecher der Sektion Endoskopie
Bund Deutscher Internisten
Deutsche Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft für Außerklinische Beatmung (DIGAB e.V.)
European Respiratory Society
European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - German Delegate
American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

 

 

Projects

  1. Development and evaluation of different bronchoscopic guidance techniques for the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions (radial EBUS, electromagnetic navigation)

  2. Further development and evaluation of different procedures in endoscopic treatment as well as establishing a treatment algorithm for patients with endstage COPD

  3. Evaluation of bronchial thermoplasty treatment in patients with moderate to severe asthma

Team

Head of Department Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

Prof. Dr. Felix Herth

 

Scientific staff

Dr. med. Daniela Gompelmann

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Dr. med. Maren Schuhmann

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Dr. med. Nicolas Kahn

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Konstantina Kontogianni

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Selected Publications

  1. Eberhardt R, Anantham D, Armin E, Feller-Kopman D, Herth F. Multimodality bronchoscopic diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; 176(1): 36-41

  2. Eberhardt R; Anantham D, Herth FJF, Feller-Kopman D, Ernst A. Electromagnetic Navigation Diagnostic Bronchoscopy in Peripheral Lung Lesions. Chest. 2007; 131(6): 1800-1805.

  3. Herth F, Schuler H, Gompelmann D, Kahn N, Gasparini S, Ernst A, Schuhmann M, Eberhardt R.* EBUS-guided lymph node biopsy with a transbronchial needle forceps - a pilot study. Eur Respir J. 2012 Feb; 39(2): 373-377

  4. Eberhardt R, Gompelmann D, Kahn N, Schuhmann M, Heussel CP, Herth FJF. Lungpoint® - a new approach to peripheral lung lesions. J Thorac Oncol. 2010; 5: 1559-1563.

  5. Eberhardt R, Morgan RK, Ernst A, Beyer T, Herth FJF. Comparison of different techniques for sampling of solitary pulmonary nodules guided by electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy. Respiration 2010; 79: 54-60.

  6. Eberhardt R, Ernst A, Herth FJ. Ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsiesof solitary pulmonary nodules less than 20 mm. Eur Respir J. 2009; 34: 1284-1287.

  7. Herth FJF, Gompelmann D, Stanzel F, Bonnet R, Behr J, Schmidt B, Magnussen H, Ernst A, Eberhardt R.* Treatment of advanced emphysema with emphysematous lung sealant (AeriSeal®). Respiration. 2011; 82(1): 36-45.

  8. Eberhardt R, Gompelmann D, Schuhmann M, Reinhardt R, Ernst A, Heussel CP, Herth FJ. Complete unilateral versus partial bilateral endoscopic lung volume reduction in patients with bilateral lung emphysema. Chest 2012 Oct: 142(4): 900-908.

  9. Gompelmann D, Herth FJF, Slebos DJ, Valipour A, Ernst A, Criner GJ, Eberhardt R. Pneumothorax following Endobronchial Valve Therapy and its Impact on Clinical Outcomes in Severe Emphysema. Respiration 2014; 87(6):485-491.

  10. Kontogianni K, Gerovasili V, Gompelmann D, Heussel CP, Herth FJF, Eberhardt R. Effectiveness of endobronchial coil treatment for lung volume reduction in patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema and bilaterally incomplete fissures; a six-month follow up. Respiration 2014;88(1):52-60

  11. Schuhmann M, Bostanci K, Bugalho A, Warth A, Schnabel PA, Herth FJ, Eberhardt R. EBUS guided cryo biopsies in peripheral pulmonary lesions - a feasibility study. Eur Respir J. 2014 Jan;43(1):233-239

  12. Valipour A, Slebos DJ, Herth F, Darwiche K, Wagner M, Ficker JH, Petermann C, Hubner RH, Stanzel F, Eberhardt R; IMPACT-Study-Team. Endobronchial Valve Therapy in Patients with Homogeneous Emphysema: Results from the IMPACT Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov 1;194(9):1073-1082.
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