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The Supervisory Board unanimously decides : Heyo Kroemer is the new head of the Charité

The pharmacologist Heyo Kroemer, chief of the University medical center in Göttingen, is to be the new Chairman of the Executive Board of the Charité. The governing mayor of the free and science, Senator of Berlin, Michael Müller announced Monday after a unanimous decision of the Supervisory Board. Kroemer following the 71-year-old neurologist Karl Max Einhäupl, who will vacate his Post after more than ten years at the top in the coming year.

The 58-year-old Kroemer was the preferred candidate of Michael Müller and was already proposed in August with the unanimous decision of the selection Commission for the Post. After the negotiations were completed, was the approval of the Supervisory Board, in addition to Müller, among others, also Finance Senator Matthias Kollatz (SPD) is a member, only as a matter of form. Kroemer should take over the management of the Charité hospital in September 2019. "I am delighted about the trust placed in me by the Supervisory Board receive," said Kroemer to the daily mirror. At the same time he had respect for the task to lead the Charité: "of Course I am impressed at what has been done so far."

As a Dean, and Chairman of the University medical center Göttingen itself Kroemer had used in the lower Saxony state government for investments in the millions. The local University hospital will be expanded next year. Until recently, they had tried to keep him in Göttingen. The greater the joy in Berlin is that it managed to get him in the capital. "Mr. Kroemer has nationwide an excellent Reputation and is well networked," said Michael Mueller, the daily mirror. "We wanted the best person for Chairman of the Board to win, we managed to do that. We are convinced that he is head of the Charité as successful as Karl Max Einhäupl, in the last ten years."

Berlin should lead by 2030, health in Europe

The Berlin Senate expects Kroemer the development of the overall strategic concept. This will connect the Charité in close cooperation with Germany's largest municipal hospital group, Vivantes, as well as the German heart centre and the Berlin Institute for health research (BIG) in the Charité. "This is not an easy task, but the conditions are good," said Müller. Because after years of saving round the Charité get now by 3.5 percent annually, rising. In addition, Müller refers to the strong increase in grants for construction and renovation. Last but not least the BIG would help to further strengthen the research.

The major goal of the Senate is to develop Berlin up to the year 2030 to a leading healthcare location in Europe. About how this can be done, Kroemer been thinking about this for half a year: He is the Deputy head of the future Commission "health city Berlin 2030", to present on behalf of the Senate in January, is a concept. The leadership of the SPD-health expert Karl Lauterbach. The Commission should make recommendations of what research and health care priorities in the booming health care industry are useful, and how universities, hospitals and companies can better connect.
About his plans for the Charité Kroemer is still covered. A General task is "to contribute to the rapid medical progress in almost all subjects," says Kroember. In addition, the Charité must face up to the challenges of demographic change: the growing number of older patients, as well as the shortage of skilled workers. Specifically, Kroemer want to comment, but only if he and intensively with the Charité employs.

The excitement of his Person he does not like

fear that the task might be too big for him, has not Kroemer: "If you are afraid of something, then it is better to stay. I think you should go with respect, humility and the attitude to not take themselves so important to the task," he says. He was glad when the excitement of his Person abflaue again, and he could deal with the issues. In the excitement he might have to get used to but, eventually, he will stand as chief of one of the largest University hospitals in Europe-media is much stronger than in Göttingen in focus.

Kroemer studied in Braunschweig and pharmacy. Before he took over the management of the göttingen clinic, he worked 14 years as a Professor at the University of Greifswald. His research interest focused particularly on transport processes and interactions of drugs in the body. In addition, the digitization is to him a heart theme: "medicine, technology and digitalisation will be in the next few years, key activities," says Kroemer. This year, he was appointed to the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In addition to its function in Göttingen, he is the President of the Medical faculty of the tags.

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Heyo Kroemer What awaits the new chief of the Charité in Berlin

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Kroemer is married and has three adult children. In Berlin, he is very happy, he says: "It is simply a great city.“ An apartment must be found, but at least in a culinary of the new Charité-chief on the capital, set As he goes for an interview with the daily mirror on the phone, he stands in the canteen and a sausage buy.

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