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Prof. Dr.

Michael Bamberg

Year of election: 1999
Section: Radiology
City: Tübingen
Country: Germany
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Michael Bamberg has a high reputation in the field of radiation oncology, specializing for example on brain tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, testicular tumors, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Since 1988 he has been the director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital of Tuebingen. Here he made important contributions to the further development of precise methods of radiotherapy which eliminate the tumor while sparing healthy tissue, for example by stereotactic precision radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy and combined radio- and chemotherapy.

As President of the German Cancer Society from 2004 until 2008, he played an important role in improving structures of health care in oncology, especially by the establishment of cancer centers and the development of interdisciplinary treatment guidelines.


  • since 2012 Managing medical director and Chairman of the board of the University Hospital, Tuebingen (full-time)
  • 1997-2012 Managing medical director an Chairman of the board of the University Hospital, Tuebingen (additional)
  • 1995-1997 Speaker of the interdisciplinary tumour centre of the University Hospital, Tuebingen
  • 1991-1992 Dean of the medical faculty of the University Hospital, Tuebingen
  • 1988-1997 Managing director of the department for radiology at the University Hospital, Tuebingen
  • 1988-2012 Medical director of the department for radiooncology at the University Hospital, Tuebingen
  • 1986 State doctorate approval
  • 1985 Associate professor in “Clinical radiology – Radiation therapy”
  • 1980 Approval as senior physician
  • 1978-1988 Consultant / senior physician at the department for radiology and radiation therapy of the University Hospital Essen
  • 1978 Approval as consultant for radiology
  • 1974 Doctorate, University of Essen
  • 1973-1978 Assistant physician at the department for radiation therapy at the University Hospital Essen, at the department for internal and surgery medicine at the Mariannen-Hospital in Werl/Westfalia and at the roentgen department at the German Army Hospital in Koblenz
  • 1972 Medical exam
  • 1969-1972 Medical school of the Universities in Bonn, Düsseldorf and Essen, Germany



  • since 2008 Chairman of the German Cancer Foundation
  • since 2008 Co-founder and member of the German National Cancer Committee of the Germany Ministry of Health
  • 2004-2008 President of the German Cancer Society
  • 2001-2003 Chairman of the clinical research committee of the German Cancer Society
  • 1997-2002 Member of the scientific advisory council of the Dr. Mildred Scheel Foundation for cancer research
  • 1995-2000 International Union Against Cancer (UICC): Chairman of the Current Treatment Committee
  • 1995-1997 Founding president of the German Society for radiooncology (DEGRO)
  • 1993-1995 Member of the European Committee for the Swedish Coucil on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU)
  • 1990-1992 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO): Board Member

Honours and Memberships


  • 2016 Karl Heinrich Bauer Medal of the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft
  • 2013 ESTRO Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012 German Society for Radiooncology (DEGRO)
  • 2012 German Cancer-Prize (clinical part)
  • 2009 C.-G.-Schmidt-Medal of the Western German Tumour Centre, Essen
  • 2008 German Society for Senology
  • 2007 Research- and Development-Prize / speedwell of the Cancer Association of the State Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • 2006 Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2005 Hungarian Cancer Society
  • 2003 Austrian Society for Radiooncology
  • 2001 Johann-Georg-Zimmermann-Prize for cancer research
  • 1999 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1997 Hungarian Society for Radiooncology
  • 1988 Hermann-Holthusen-Ring of the German Roentgen Society
  • 1985 Wilhelm-Conrad-Roentgen-Prize of the German Roentgen Society
  • 1983 Heinrich-Warner-Prize 1982/1983 of the Heinrich-Warner-Foundation Hamburg, Germany
  • 1982 Paul-Krause-Prize of the Rhenish-Westfalian Roentgen Society




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