Dr. med. Thomas Breitkreuz Ärztlicher Direktor

Current position

Since 2010
Medical Director (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Palliative Care) at the Paracelsus Hospital, Unterlengenhardt, Germany

Since 2016
Medical Director of the Filderklinik, Stuttgart, Germany

Education, qualifications

1985 - 1986
Studium Generale, Freies Hochschulkolleg, Stuttgart, Germany

1986 - 1993
Study of medicine at the University of Homburg / Saar, Germany and in London, United Kingdom

1990 - 1994
Doctoral thesis and scientific research on the cancer genetics of prostate cancer at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of the Saarland, Germany

1994 - 2000
Specialist training in Internal Medicine at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist, Hagen, Westphalia, Germany

Previous positions

1993
Research fellow at the Institute of Human Genetics of the University of the Saarland, Germany; in charge of clinical haematological cytogenetics; co-ordinating function in the working group "Cancer Genetics of Prostate Cancer" in the context of a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

1998 - 2001
Senior physician in the Medical Department of the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist, Hagen, Westphalia, Germany

2001 - 2004
Senior physician of the Medical Department of the Community Hospital Herdecke, Germany; main areas of clinical expertise: oncology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular disease, general internal medicine

2003 - 2010
Member of the department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine of the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

2003 - 2010
Founding director of the working group "Clinical Single Case Research" at the Community Hospital Herdecke, Germany

2001 - 2006
Senior emergency physician in the emergency medical service of the Ennepe-Ruhr district, Germany

2005 - 2010
Senior consultant of the Medical Department of the Community Hospital Herdecke and head of division

Awards and scholarships

1986 - 1993
Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

1993
Gösta-Jönsson Science Prize from the German Society for Urology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie)

1990 - 1994
Doctoral scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

1994
Doctoral degree "summa cum laude"

1994
Dr. Eduard Martin Prize for Young Scientists from the University of the Saarland, Germany

Lecturing

1986 - 1993
Co-initiator of the Anthroposophical Summer University in Stuttgart, Germany; involved in its annual organisation

1987 - 1991
Lecturer at the Freies Hochschulkolleg in Stuttgart, Germany (Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, History of Medicine)

2001 - 2008
Assistant lecturer in Anthroposophic Medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

2002 - 2005
Lecturer in Curative Eurythmy/Artistic Therapy Training at the Alanus Hochschule, Alfter, Germany

2004 - 2010
Lecturer in the Integrated Supplementary Degree Course "Anthroposophic Medicine" at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

2004 - 2010
Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

Commissions, boards etc.

Since 2000
Involved in an honorary capacity in the establishment and expansion of the Foundation for the Future - Holistic Health at the not-for-profit trusteeship Gemeinnützige Treuhandstelle (GTS) in Bochum; since then board member of this foundation

Since 2003
Member of the extended board of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD)

Since 2005
Chairman of Commission C at the Federal Institute of Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn, Germany

Since 2007
Head of the Albertus-Magnus Scholarship Programme of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD)

Since 2008
Member of the executive board of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD)

Since 2008
Accreditation as expert for Anthroposophic Medicine for the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Since 2008
Board member of the IVAA (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations)

Since 2012
President of the IVAA

Since 2013
Political Speaker / Board of Hufelandgesellschaft (Umbrella Organisation of Medical Doctor´s Associations in the Field of Complementary Medicine in Germany)