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Department of urology

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Schlomm
urology, surgical urology, and oncological urology

About the department

The department of urology at the University Hospital Charite Berlin specialises in diagnosing and treating urinary tract diseases in males and females. The unit is organised into divisions, including the uro-oncology section, urogynaecology section and the section for uro-oncological surgery. In cooperation, the uro-oncology and oncological surgery sections deal with conservative and surgical treatment of tumorous diseases. Moreover, the clinic was recognised as the ERUS (EAU Robotic Urology Section) centre of the European Association of Urology for new research and implementation of surgical training in robotic surgery. Furthermore, the department has a tight network with the CCCC (Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center). Finally, it is worth mentioning that the head physician of the clinic is an author of numerous publications and books and participates with the whole unit team in research projects, such as Cancer Genome Research.

The department is focused on the conservative and surgical treatment of the bladder, kidneys and other organs of the urinary tract. In addition, the department's specialists perform high-quality therapy for kidney malformations, urinary stones, sexual disorders, urological cancer, etc.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • Sonography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Angiography
  • Urography
  • Cystography
  • Uroflowmetry

Diseases of urinary tract treatment:

  • Urine incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Kidney transplantation

Urological tumours treatment:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Benign enlarged prostate (BPH)
  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile cancer

Diseases of the penis and testicles treatment:

  • Varicocele
  • Hydrocele
  • Induratio penis plastica

Reproductive and sexual disorders treatment:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Male infertility
  • Hypogonadism
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Studied human medicine and a doctorate in Gottingen and Denver (USA)
  • Specialist training in urology at the university clinics in Gottingen and Hamburg

Experience

  • 2003-2007 Assistant doctor in the urological clinic at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf with a clinical and scientific focus on the diagnosis and therapy of prostate carcinoma
  • 2007 Clinical and surgical specialization in the field of prostate cancer at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, USA) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA)
  • 2007-2018 Senior Physician at the Martini Clinic, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2007-2018 Center coordinator of the Martini Clinic towards the German Cancer Society / OnkoZert (certified prostate carcinoma center)
  • 2009 Habilitation in urology on the topic "High throughput clinical validation of predictive and therapeutic biomarkers in prostate cancer using the tissue microarray (TMA) technique"
  • 2010-2018 Scientific Director of the Martini Clinic, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2011 appointment as a university professor (W3), Clinic for Urology, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2016-2017: Adjunct Professor of Molecular Urology, Center for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO, The University of Bergen, Norway
  • Since 2018 Professor of Urology (W3) and Clinic Director of the Urological Clinics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German, European and American Society for Urology 
  • The American Association for Cancer Research
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