Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Debatin

Vice President Outreach 

Prof. Dr. Debatin




Education and Academic Qualifications:

1971-1978:Medical Studies: Universities Ulm, Freiburg, Heidelberg
1997:Doctorate/PhD Dr. med., Heidelberg University (magna cum laude)
1990: Habilitation im Fach Kinderheilkunde, Universität Heidelberg 

Professional Appointments: 

1990-1991:                Research Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and "Fogarty Fellow", NAt. Cancer Institute Bethesda, USA
1991-1994:Heisenberg Fellow of DFG, National Cancer Institute, USA - German Research Center Heidelberg- Hospital Necker, Paris
1994-1997:Head, Hematology/Oncology Section, University Children's Hospital Heidelberg
1995-2004:                   Head, Division Of Molecular Oncology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
Since 1997:Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Ulm and Physician-in-chief, University Children's Hospital Ulm
2002-2004:Vice Dean Medical Faculty, Ulm University
2004-2010:Dean Medical Faculty, Ulm University
2010-2014:Vice President Medicin, Ulm University
2010-2013: Deputy Medical Director, University Medical Center Ulm 
2013-2015:CEO and Medical Director, University Medical Center Ulm 
Since 2015: CEO Centre for Rare Diseases, University Medical Center Ulm
2015-2018:Vice President Medicine, Gender und Diversity, Ulm University 
Since 2018:Vice President Outreach, Ulm University  

Research Foci: 

Pediatric Oncology/Hematology
Molecular Onkology 
Experimentelle Therapy

Grants and Honors:

1991:Kind Philipp Award of the Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
1996:"Presidential Lecture", 12th Meeting of the International Histiocyte Society, Vienna
1997:SmithKline Beecham Award for Clinical Research
1998:Wilhelm-Warner Award for Cancer Research
2001:Elected member: National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina)
2002: German Cancer Award 
2005:Elected member: Heidelberg Academy of Sciences 
2007:Descartes Research Prize 2006 (European Science Fund) 
2008:ASM Prize 2008 (British Society for Hematology) 
2011:Member Senate German Research Foundation (DFG)
2011: Career Award, European Cell Death Organisation (ECDO)
2011:Elected member: European Academy of Cancer Sciences (ECCO) 
2012:German Cancer Aid Award 2011