Hematology, Oncology, Immunology
Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Haas
Former Head of the Department for Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology, Duesseldorf University Hospital
A prominent specialist in the treatment of malignant lymphomas
Rainer Haas was born on July 26, 1955 in Stuttgart and spent his school years in Karlsruhe. From 1975 to 1981 he studied human medicine at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg and received his PhD degree at its Department of Clinical Pharmacology. From 1982 he did his specialist medical training in internal medicine at the Department of Endocrinology of the University Hospital in Mainz. In 1985, he was a Mildred Scheel Foundation research fellow at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Canada, where he worked on bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell research. After returning to Heidelberg and habilitation, he worked as a senior consultant and coordinator of the bone marrow transplantation program from 1991 until his appointment in Düsseldorf.
As Director of the Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology Department at the Düsseldorf University Hospital, Prof. Haas continued the tradition of his predecessors by further improving and developing new therapeutic procedures for blood stem cell transplantation. In addition, under his leadership, large-scale gene therapy research projects were carried out within the framework of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). In addition to his extensive clinical activities, the professor also focused on young scientists training.
Prof. Rainer Haas has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications, including a book on myelodysplastic syndromes. Meant for hematooncologists and internists as well as clinical researchers, the publication presents the epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnosis, cytomorphology, prognosis and current status of one of the most common bone marrow malignancies. At the time of publication, this was the only book in German that dealt with this topic in detail and with references to the current scientific literature.
After retiring as director, Prof. Haas continues his activities as curator of Deutsche Leukämie- und Lymphom-Hilfe (DLH), the federal association of mutual aid organizations for patients with leukemia and lymphoma.
Acute and Chronic Leukemia
Allogeneic stem cell transplant
Clinical Molecular Biology