23 May 2018 - PRESS RELEASE
Christoph Lange becomes Medical Director
The advisory board has appointed Professor Christoph Lange, Chief Physician of the Medical Clinic of the Research Center Borstel Hospital as the new Medical Director. Christoph Lange is Co-coordinator of the DZIF research field “Tuberculosis”.
Christoph Lange studied biology at Kiel University and the University of Freiburg. He then studied medicine at the Witten/Herdecke University, where he completed his PhD in 1995. After several positions abroad, he completed his postdoctoral qualification in internal medicine and became senior physician in 2004. In 2009 he became chief senior physician and in 2014 he was appointed as Medical Director of the Clinical Infectious Diseases at the Medical Clinic of the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center. Since 2005, Christoph Lange has headed the “Clinical Infectology” research group at the FZB and the Clinical Tuberculosis Center at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). He is Foreign Adjunct Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) and Associate Professor at the Moldavia State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chisinau where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2013. His scientific work predominantly focuses on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) epidemiology in Europe as well as the development and implementation of individualised tuberculosis treatment methods.
We spoke to the new Medical Director. You can read more in the portrait here.