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Department of gastroenterology and hepatology

Prof. Dr. med. Julia Mayerle
gastroenterology, endocrinology and diabetology

About the department

The department of gastroenterology and hepatology at University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system and biliary tract. Thanks to modern technologies, overqualified doctors, high precision ultrasound, and functional examinations, the diagnosis of these gastroenterological diseases occurs quickly and painlessly for the patient on an outpatient basis. The department treats up to 4,000 inpatients per year. One of the areas in which the department is engaged in clinical and scientific trials. This helps in the development of new methods of diagnosis and therapy. Also, the department provides emergency care in urgent conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Nurses will take care of a comfortable stay in the hospital with both general and lux rooms available.

Experienced doctors advise patients on inflammatory diseases of the oesophagus, infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, the department is focused on diseases of such organs as the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, and pancreas. Also, the department provides emergency care.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Hepatology and Diseases of the Biliary Tract
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Diseases 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Infectiology
  • Pancreatology

Diagnostic service:

  • Anamnesis (history of the disease)
  • Physician exam (palpation)
  • Hydrogen breath test (helps to identify Helicobacter pylori)
  • Laboratory Testing (liver functional tests, level of cholesterol, etc.)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy (with video-endoscopy)
  • Ultrasound (for the diagnostic disease of the liver, biliary tract, or pancreas)
  • Biopsy (to identify malignant tumours)

Treatment options:

  • Training for lifestyle modifications
  • Healthy diet
  • Drug therapy 
  • Therapeutic endoscopy (treatment of polyps, stenosis, haemorrhage treatment. etc.)
  • Treatment of metabolic disorders 
  • Other medical services 
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Doctor profile


  • 1994 - 2001 Medical Studies (Budapest, Würzburg, Münster)
  • 2001 MD “summa cum laude”, Medical license
  • 2001 - 2003 Residency in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine B, University Hospital of Münster, Director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Domschke
  • 2003 - 2007 Residency in Internal Medicine, Department for Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Clinical Nutrition / Nutritional Medicine, Department of Medicine A, University of Greifswald, Director Prof. Dr. M.M. Lerch.
  • 2009 Board Certificate Gastroenterology Lister Fellowship, Lister Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University of Glasgow, UK
  • 2011 Tenured associate professor for Internal Medicine and Molecular Gastroenterology 
  • 2013 Board Certificate Endocrinology


  • 2007 Assistant professor for molecular gastroenterology, University of Greifswald, Board Certificate Internal Medicine
  • 2007 – 2011 Consultant at the Department of Medicine A, University of Greifswald
  • 2016 Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Chair Department of Medicine II, LMU Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2006 - Martin-Gülzow-Award 
  • 2006 - Deutscher Pankreasclub, president
  • 2006 - Sir-Hans-Krebs-Award 
  • 2013 - Councilor International Association of Pancreatology
  • 2012-2015 - European Pancreatic Club, abstract selection committee, councillor
  • 2016 - Board member EAGEN
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