Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Dudenhausen
After graduating from high school in 1962, he studied human medicine in Mainz and Berlin from 1962 to 1968. He passed his state examination in 1968, received his doctorate in 1969 and received his license to practise medicine the following year. He initially worked as a research assistant in the Perinatal Medicine Working Group at the FU Berlin. After the specialist examination for gynaecology and obstetrics, he was assistant physician and later senior physician at the Neukölln Women’s Hospital.
From 1987 to 1989 he was chief physician at the Clinic for Obstetrics of the University Hospital of Zurich. Back in Berlin, he took over the management of the Clinic for Obstetrics of the Free University at the Virchow Hospital, later the Virchow Clinic of the Charité, in 2004 also the management of the Obstetrics Clinic of the Benjamin Franklin Campus and in 2007 also the Clinic for Obstetrics of the Charité Mitte Campus. From 2001 to 2004 he was Dean of the Charité. In 2010 Dudenhausen became Senior Fellow and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine New York. Between 2011 and 2014, he established the Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar. Since 2017, he has been the founding representative of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the joint faculty of the University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Brandenburg Medical School.
Dudenhausen is the author of over 500 publications on obstetrics and perinatal medicine, including the textbook Practical Obstetrics. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Perinatal Medicine since 1983. In 1991 he was elected President of the German Society for Perinatal Medicine (until 1995) and Secretary General of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (until 1999). From 1993 to 2018, he was Chairman of the Board of the “Foundation for the Disabled Child”.