Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Axel Heidenreich
Director of the Urology Clinic of the University of Cologne, Head of the Urological Oncology Center at the University of Cologne
Axel Heidenreich is a renowned specialist in urology and oncourology, director of the Urology Clinic at the University of Cologne, chairman of the Commission for the Development of Guidelines for the Prostate Carcinoma Diagnosis and Treatment of the European Urological Society.
Axel Heidenreich studied human medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA. He received his doctorate in 1992 and completed a specialist training in urology in 1996. From 1995 to 1996 he was a research fellow at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. From 1997 to 1998 he was the senior physician in charge of the Urological Clinic and Polyclinic at the University Clinic in Cologne. From 1999 to 2003 Heidenreich was senior consultant at the Clinic for Urology and Pediatric Urology at the Philipps University of Marburg. In 2004 he was appointed adjunct professor. 2004–2008 he headed the urological oncology department of the urology clinic at the Cologne University Hospital. From 2008 to 2015 Heidenreich was Director of the Urology Clinic at the University Clinic Aachen. In 2015 he took over the chair for urology at the University Hospital Cologne.
Radical malignant prostate tumor surgery
Radical malignant tumor surgery of urinary bladder, kidney and testes
Salvage and radical surgery for advanced urological tumors
Reconstructive urological surgery
Molecular prognostic factors of urological tumors; Resistance mechanisms of radiotherapy and chemotherapy of urological tumors; Molecular-triggered therapy of urological tumors; Surgical techniques for locally advanced tumors of the urogenital tract.
1989,1998,2005,2010 Paul Mellin Prize, North Rhine-Westphalian Society for Urology.
1993 Award European Symposium on Urolithiasis.
1995 Peter Bischoff Prize, North German Society for Urology.
1997 Heinrich Warner Prize for Urological Oncology.
2000 Oncological Urology Award, European Association of Urology.
2001 BARD Prize German Society for Urology.
2002 Maximilian Nitze Prize of the German Society for Urology.
2003 Fellowship Award from the European Association of Urology.
2009 Bernd Schönberger Prize of the AK Kidney Transplantation of the German Society for Urology.
Participation in committees:
Chairman of the Urological Oncology Working Group of the German Cancer Society
Head of the interdisciplinary testicular tumor group of the German Cancer Society
Guideline Commission for Prostate Carcinoma of the German Society for Urology
Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Guideline Commission of the European Society of Urology
Board of the European Society for Uro-Oncology
Chairman of the European Germ Cell Cancer Consensus Group
Testicular Cancer Task Force Group of the French Cancer Society
Advisory member of the Uro-Oncology Society Belarus
Advisory member of the Society for Uro-Oncology Russia
Advisory member of the Society for Uro-Oncology, Turkey
Prof. Axel Heidenreich is the author of about 250 publications, 14 published books and 45 chapters in specialized collections. The German magazine "Focus" invariably includes him in the lists of the best doctors in Germany in the field of oncourology.