Prof. Dr. Stefan KÖLKER, MD, Pediatrician with certified specializations in Pediatric Metabolic Medicine and Pediatric Neurology and Professor in Translational Metabolic Medicine and Pediatric Neurology is Head of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolic Medicine at the University Children’s Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany.
STEFAN KÖLKER, MD
Centre for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
He graduated in Medicine at the University of Marburg, Germany, and qualified as Pediatrician at the University Hospitals in Marburg and Heidelberg, Germany.
He received postdoctoral lecture qualification focusing on the pathomechanism of organic acidurias and was appointed Professor of Translational Metabolic Medicine and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Heidelberg.
He is coordinator of multi-centre studies on organic acidurias and urea cycle disorders, chairman of an international guideline developmental group (glutaric aciduria type I), organizer and teacher at the European courses for trainees in Pediatric Metabolic Medicine.
He is coordinator of the EU (Chafea)-funded project E-IMD. With his team he manages the international patient registries E-IMD, E-HOD and iNTD including a panel of 47 rare metabolic diseases.
He is vice-coordinator and subnetwork coordinator of the recently approved European Reference Network for Hereditary Metabolic Diseases (MetabERN).
In addition to his clinical and diagnostic expertise, he has a long-standing experience in basic and translational research focusing on intoxication-type metabolic diseases.
He has published more than 140 original scientific peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews.