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University Medical Center Freiburg


Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Karl Otfried Schwab

Prof. Karl Otfried Schwab

University Medical Center Freiburg
Speciality General Pediatrics
Languages English, German
Education - Studies in Marburg and Würzburg, residency at the University Children's Hospital of Würzburg.
Professional Experience - Senior physician of the following specialty clinics:
> Consultation diabetes (diabetes)
> Endocrinology consultation (hormone disorders)
> Growth Consultation
> Obesity surgery (obesity)
> Metabolic surgery (removal disorders of amino acids, fats and carbohydrates, etc.)
> Metabolic surgery for the whole family (including high blood cholesterol, together with colleagues from the Laboratory Medicine)

- Head of the Working Group Diabetes / Metabolic / Endocrinology

- Senior Physician, two-year postdoctoral fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through direct grant at the Institute of Pharmacology, University of Würzburg, followed by habilitation.

- Since 1996, Senior Physician at the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, responsible for the areas of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, and for congenital metabolic disorders. Construction of self-help group SPARROW eV (

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