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Welte, Tobias

Welte, Tobias, Prof. Dr. med.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Hannover Medical School
Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1
30625 Hannover


Biography / About

Date of Birth:Juli, 1959
Function:Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hannover Medical School (MHH)


1978 - 1985Study of human medicine, MHH
1985 - 1988/1990Department of Internal Medicine, County Hospital Lehrte
1989Residentialship, Massuchusetts General Hospital Boston, USA
1990 - 1994Fellow, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MHH
1992Specialist for Internal Medicine
1994Specialist for Respiratory Medicine
1995Specialist Intensive Care Medicine
2000Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) for “Internal Medicine”
2002Specialist for Infectious Disease

Academic appointments and Research posts:

1994 - 2004Head of the Division of Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care, University of Magdeburg
2003Appointment (C3) Professorship for Respiratory Medicine University of Magdeburg, not accepted
Since 2004Professorship (W3), Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, MHH
2015Appointment Professorship for Pneumology, University of Vienna, not accepted

Other (selected) professional activities:

Since 1994Project leader in more than thirty research projects funded by DFG, BMBF and EU
Since 2001Coordinating board of BMBF-competence networks PROGRESS, ASCONET and CAPNETZ as well as Chairman of CAPNETZ Foundation
2007 - 2011Speaker of the BMBF funded Clinical Study Center Hannover (KS-MHH)
Since 2011Member of the board of directors of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) and director of the Hannover DZL site BREATH (Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Disease Hannover)
Since 2011Member of the Internal Advisory Board of the German Center of Infectious Disease Research (DZIF)
2008 - 2010President of the German Society of Medical Intensive Care Medicine
2008 - 2016Member, since 2012-2016 Spokesman of DFG-Fachkollegium “Inflammation”
2009 - 2013President of the German Sepsis Society
2009 - 2015Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Monograph
2012 - 2014President of German Society of Pneumology
Since 2016Vice President of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Since 2016Vice President of the Paul Ehrlich Gesellschaft (PEG)
Since 2016Member of the evaluation group for clinical studies of the DFG

Additional Information:

2014Appointment as Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS)

Clinical Trial Experience:

Since 1994Involvement in more than 200 randomized controlled trials
Since 1996Principal Investigator and Lead of clinical study (national and international) in more than 50 studies


  • 922 Medline listed publications
  • h-Index (Web of science): 66
  • Times Cited: 21197

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