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Prof. Benno Brinkhaus, Foto: Urban Ruths

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Benno Brinkhaus

Vice Director, Professor for Naturopathy

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Luisenstr. 57
10117 Berlin

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Research topics:
Complementäre medicine, Integrative medicine, Naturopathy, Chinese medicine
Clinical studies (including RCTs) and epidemiological studies in Naturopathy and Complementary Medicine (e.g. Acupuncture)

Teaching and Supervision:
Lectures and seminars on complementary medicine, social medicine and epidemiology, health economics, and prevention at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Supervision of MD theses

Publications, Abstracts and Lectures:
>100 publications, >100 abstracts, >180 lectures

Vita Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Benno Brinkhaus

1993 State examination in Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany
1996-2001 Head of the Department of Naturopathy and Complementary Medicine
(Medical Clinic I, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, Germany)
1997 Medical doctorate (MD) (Diabetes Research Center, Düsseldorf, Germany)
1997 Specialist for Naturopathy (Medical Association of Bavaria Munich, Germany)
2000 Specialist for teaching Naturopathy to physicians (MAB, Munich, Germany)
2001 - present Research associate & attending physician, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2006 Additional designation "Acupuncture", previously Acupuncture A and B-diploma (2000 and 2002), altogether >900 hours training in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Germany and China
2007 Habilitation (Postdoctoral lecturer education) in Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany; Inaugural April 2008

Functions / offices

Head of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research Unit

Head of the Outpatient Department for Naturopathy and Prevention


Research profile