Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Junghanss

Scientific Staff (Department Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine)

Medical/Professional background

since 2018

Research fellow of the Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University Hospital

2003 – 2018

Head of the Section Clinical Tropical Medicine

1997 – 2003

senior registrar at Section Clinical Tropical Medicine

1994 – 1995

Sabbatical at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. MSc Course Public Health in Developing Countries, University of London; MSc thesis: ”Synthesising mathematical modelling, field epidemiology, clinical and laboratory sciences in lymphatic filariasis”

1991 – 1997

Senior Registrar at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basle

1988 – 1991

SHO at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH), Basle

1986 – 1988

SHO at St. Joseph’s Hospital Anchal / South India. Visiting doctor at the School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, and at the Leprosy Hospital, Chettipatty / South India.


Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande) awarded for Tropical Medicine 2016

Offices and posts held

since 2018

Member of the WHO Snakebite envenoming (SBE) Working Group

since 2016

Chair of the WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE)

since 2014

Editor of Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 23rd ed (2014), Editors: Farrar J, Hotez P, Junghanss T, Kang G, Lalloo D, White NJ

2010 – 2011

President of the Federation of the European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH)

since 1996

Editor of the Journal "Tropical Medicine & International Health”

Member of the clinical guideline committee of the German Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (DTG e.V.)