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Department of nephrology

Prof. Dr. med. Christopher Schmaderer
internal medicine and nephrology

About the department

The department of nephrology at Urology Clinic Wiener Platz & Grunwald Munich deals with all kinds of kidney conditions. The head of the department is a renowned professor who provides highly qualified medical care, including kidney biopsies, follow-up after kidney transplantations, and genetic counselling for kidney diseases (certified by the State Medical Association). The professional staff and calm, ambient atmosphere are all set to maximize the pleasant stay of the patients at the department. Thanks to the latest scientific findings, the facilities ensure comprehensive treatment and diagnosis. The department cooperates with the transplant and dialysis centres, such as University Hospital rehts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich.

Congenital (genetic diseases, malformations) and acquired (kidney failures, autoimmune diseases) kidney diseases in patients of all ages are treated. The range of treatment includes preventive measures for both general internal and kidney diseases, in particular, conservative treatment like oral drug prescription and lifestyle advice. Special educational training programs on kidney replacement therapy are also available for patients and their relatives.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diseases treated at the nephrological department:

  • Chronic renal insufficiency and associated diseases (diabetes and high blood pressure, anaemia, etc.) 
  • Clarification and therapy of autoimmune diseases
  • Acute and chronic renal failure 
  • Hypertension
  • Glomerulonephritis (IgA nephritis, membranous glomerulonephritis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and focal segmental glomerulonephritis (FSGS)
  • Congenital kidney diseases (e.g. Autosomal dominant cystic kidney disease, ADPKD)
  • Diabetic nephropathy

Diagnostic options:

  • High-resolution ultrasound, laboratory and urine diagnostics
  • Internal check-ups
  • Kidney biopsies
  • Genetic testing
  • Determination of protein excretion in the urine, determination of bone metabolism markers, iron metabolism

Treatment options: 

  • Renal replacement therapy (dialysis)
  • Preparing for dialysis treatment
  • Follow-up care after kidney transplantation
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Creation of individual preventive care plans
  • Lifestyle advice
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Doctor profile


  • Medical studies at the Technical University of Munich, University of Bern (Switzerland), and Dartmouth Medical School (New Hampshire, USA)
  • 2002-2007  Specialist training in internal medicine with a focus on nephrology at the university clinic Rechts der Isar in Munich
  • 2007-2009 Scholarship holder at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg in the Department of cellular and molecular pathology
  • 2009-2011 Completion of specialist training with specialist recognition in internal medicine with a focus on nephrology
  • 2014 Habilitation in the field of nephrology


  • 2011 Senior Physician in the Department of nephrology at the University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
  • The Department of nephrology at Urology Clinic Wiener Platz & Grunwald Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Author of over 140 publications
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