University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is the teaching hospital of the University of Hamburg
University of Hamburg
The University of Hamburg is a university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 28 March 1919 by Wilhelm Stern and others. It grew out of the previous Allgemeines Vorlesungswesen and the Kolonialinstitut as well as the Akademisches Gymnasium. There are around 38,000 students as of the start of...

 and one of the largest hospitals in Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...


The UKE has 1396 beds and 109 day-care places and is listed to provide the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services.


The first parts of the hospital were built between 1884 and 1889. From 1913 until 1926, Fritz Schumacher
Fritz Schumacher (architect)
Fritz Schumacher was a German architect and urban designer.Schumacher was born into a diplomatic family in Bremen. The family Schumacher has been living there since 15th century....

 built a general purpose building, today called Fritz-Schumacher-Haus, among others for the pathological anatomy with a dissecting room. In 2008 the hospital participated in the Tag des offenen Denkmals (Day of the open heritage site)—a Germany-wide annual event sponsored by the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, that opens cultural heritage
Cultural heritage
Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations...

 sites to the public—showing the Fritz-Schumacher-Haus and the operating theatre in a bunker
A military bunker is a hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks...

 from Second World War
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...


In the June 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak, a CNN story stated that the Medical Director, Dr. Debatin, said that the outbreak's "...source is still a mystery...At this point, we still have to assume it has something to do with vegetables. For people living in northern Germany, or visiting northern Germany, the advice is to refrain from eating raw vegetables: No cucumbers, no tomatoes, no salads. To sum it up, either peel it, cook it, or leave it. That's a good way to live by, and fortunately there are lots of things we can eat."

In 2011, the hospital achieved Stage 7 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics Europe′s Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. This was awarded for achieving a paperless medical record environment coupled with significant computerised analysis of clinical data.


The hospital is located in Eppendorf, Hamburg
Eppendorf, Hamburg
Eppendorf is one of thirteen quarters in the Hamburg-Nord borough of Hamburg, Germany, and lies north of the Außenalster. In 2007 the population was 23,021.-History:...

, between Martinistraße and Geschwister-Scholl-Straße, and between the ground of SC Victoria
SC Victoria Hamburg
SC Victoria Hamburg is a German association football club from the city of Hamburg. The football team is part of a larger sports club that has departments for badminton, handball, hockey, athletics, tennis, table tennis , gymnastics, baseball , and softball .-History:The club was founded 5 May 1895...

 in Hoheluft and the Krankenhaus Bethanien, a hospital which was built in 1893.


The board consists of Jörg F. Debatin, Medical Director, CEO, Alexander Kirstein, Financial Director, Joachim Prölß, Director of patients and care management and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Uwe Koch-Gromus.

See also

  • Heinrich Pette Institute
    Heinrich Pette Institute
    The Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology was founded in 1948 by Heinrich Pette, a German neurologist. It began as a research facility to create polio vaccine. It is now a private foundation and involved with basic research in virology and the immune responses of...

  • Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine; is a medical institution based in Hamburg, Germany which is dedicated to research, treatment, training and therapy of tropical and infectious diseases....

  • Education in Hamburg

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