Welcome to our Department of Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine.

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine covers infectious disease patient care at the University Hospital on an outpatient and inpatient basis as well as interdisciplinary care through a consultation service. We also serve the areas of tropical, migration and travel medicine.

In close cooperation with Clinic IV for Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases and Poisoning and the Thorax Clinic, we provide inpatient care. As part of our consultation service, we advise other departments on the care of patients with complex infections in any part of the body. We provide outpatient care for patients with complex infectious, tropical-, migration- or travel-related medical conditions as well as post-inpatients with parenteral or complex oral anti-infective therapy. Clinical care in our department focuses in particular on tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria, invasive mycoses and echinococcosis.

We guarantee highly qualified care for patients in accordance with the latest state of clinical medicine and in close cooperation with physicians and scientists from various disciplines. Through our research, we also help to develop this state of the art continuously and disseminate it to the world. We are certified as a Center for Infectiology by the German Society for Infectiology and are part of the Center for Rare Diseases.

We are also happy to advise you in our travel medicine consultation before your trip or if you are sent abroad to work and are returning from there.

Our aim is to provide the best medical care, taking individual aspects into account for everyone. We are also committed to providing excellent training for the next generation of physicians and researchers in infectiology and tropical medicine.


Claudia Denkinger and the entire department team

Monday - Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Tel. 06221/56-22999

Out of opening hours and at weekends, we can be reached by cell phone at the following times for the emergency wards (via the emergency outpatient department of the Medical Clinic Tel: 06221-56 8782) of the hospital and for gastro-wake and gastro-intensive care:
On weekdays from 6:00 am to 8:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm,
at weekends from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

This service is staffed by specialists and senior physicians and can also be used by other hospitals in justified cases (via the emergency outpatient department at the UKHD), e.g. for patients suffering from malaria during the critical treatment phase.

Medical Director

Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg
Building 6324

+49 6221 56-22999
+49 6221 56-5204


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