Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Fritzsche

Date of birth:               12.08.1950

Nationality:                  German

Marital status:              married, 3 children

Current position:          Professor, Senior Physician

 

Education

1971 – 1976         Study of Human Medicine (MD), Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Qualifications

1980                    Dissertation in human medicine (Dr. med.)

1986                    Medical specialist for Internal Medicine (Facharzt für Innere Medizin)

1995                    Medical specialist for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (Facharzt für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie)

1996                    Licensed as trainer for Balint groups (German Society of Balint Group)

2000                   Licensed in special pain therapy

2002                   Habilitation in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

Professional Positions

1976 – 1988      Junior Physician in Internal Medicine, General Practice, Clinic of Cardiology, Psychosomatic Hospital

2002 – 2005     Assistant Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

Since 2005        Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

since 2007        Advisory Professor of Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2009–2012       Head of the section for consultation and liaison psychosomatics

since 2012         Visiting Professor of Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), China

since 2015         Retired from clinical work

Research Topics

Somatoform and functional disorders, psychooncology, psychocardiology, doctor-patient-communication, psychosomatic consultation-liaison service, psychosomatic primary care, Balint groups

Third Party Funding

German Research Foundation (DFG), German Ministry of Education and research (BMBF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Robert-Bosch Foundation, Sino-German-Center for Research Promotion, Beijing, China, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH)