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Portrait von Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Friederich

Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Friederich

Medical Director (Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics)
Deputy Managing Medical Director (Center for Psychosocial Medicine)
Head of the Institute (Heidelberg Institute for Psychotherapy (HIP))

Focus

Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders, Experimental Research for Psychosomatic Diseases, Health Care Research, Functional Diagnostics of the Autonomic Nervous System


Medical/Professional background

since 2018

Medical Director of the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2016 – 2018

Medical Director of the Clinical Institute for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Düsseldorf; Head of the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the LVR Clinic Düsseldorf - Clinics of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

2014 – 2016

Provisional Medical Director at the LVR Clinic Essen – Clinics and Institute of the University Duisburg-Essen

2009 – 2014

Senior consultant and permanent representative of the Medical Director at the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2007 – 2009

Senior physician on the psychotherapy ward and day clinic at the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2003 – 2007

Resident in Psychosomatic  Medicine and Psychotherapy, Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2001 – 2002

In-service training as a medical psychotherapist at the Heidelberg Institute for Depth Psychology (HIT)

2000 – 2003

Resident in Internal Medicine, Departments of Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology, University Hospital Heidelberg

1999

Internship at the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

Scientific background

since 2018

Chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

2016 – 2018

Chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

2014 – 2016

Deputy chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen

2009

Habilitation: "Clinical and neuroscientific investigations on the spectrum of the specific psychopathology of eating disorders".

2005 – 2014

Head of the Eating Disorders Research Group at the Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, Heidelberg University Hospital

2004

One-year research stay at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College University, London

2000

Medical Dissertation

Topic: "Mental illnesses in medical inpatients - prevalence and therapy needs".

Commendations

2009

Hans Roemer Prize of the German College of Psychosomatic Medicine

2009

Hilde Bruch Research Prize of the German Society for Eating Disorders

2003

Christina Barz Research Prize

Offices and posts held

2014 – 2020

Board member of the German Society for Eating Disorders (DGESS)

since 2014

Board Member of the Association of Psychosomatic Hospitals and Hospital Departments (VKPD)

since 2018

Board member of the German Society for Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy (DGPM)

Specialist-Approbation

Specialist for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

Specialist for Internal Medicine

Grants

DFG, BMBF (KN Adiposity, KN Eating Disorders), German Cancer Aid, Foundations, intramural research funding