Medical Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutritional Medicine with Division of Lipid Metabolism

Patients with endocrionological diseases receive expert care from the team at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. In addition the Division of Lipid Metabolism which is part of the Charité Metabolism Center is specialized in all disorders of the lipid metabolism.

Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

The Medical Department, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases is an inpatient and outpatient center for patients suffering from dysfunctions of the hormone-producing glands, from diabetes or other nutrition-related disorders.


  • Diseases of the hypophysis (hypophysis adenoma, Cushing syndrome, prolactinoma, etc.)
  • Diseases of the thyroid gland (hyper- and hypothyreosis)
  • Diseases of the bone metabolism (osteoporosis with lack of vitamin D)
  • Diseases of the adrenal gland (adrenal gland adenoma and pheochromocytoma)


The team headed by Professor Dr. Andreas Pfeiffer particularly focuses on the care of patients with endocrine tumors and thyroid cancer. An important area of endocrinology is the diagnosis and therapy of diabetes mellitus, particularly in the presence of vascular changes.


Division of Lipid Metabolism

The Division of Lipid Metabolism, headed by Professor Dr. Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen and located at the Interdisciplinary Metabolism Center, focuses on the outpatient care of patients suffering from diseases concerning the lipid metabolism. In addition, research is a major task of the division team. One focus is the prevention of cardiovascular diseases: the center offers e.g. lipid aphaeresis, an alternative therapy for patients with

  • familial hypercholesterolemia
  • coronary sclerosis which does not respond to medical and nutritional therapies (no decrease of LDL values)
  • with acute hearing loss. Studies confirmed that lipid aphaeresis, applied within the first seven days, is as effective to the standard therapy.


During lipid aphaeresis the lipids in the blood are filtered outside of the body to lower cholesterol values and thus to prevent cardiovascular diseases.


Consistent and patient-based research allows both facilities to apply state-of-the-art procedures. Both teams are closely involved in the development of innovative diagnostic and therapy options.

Support Team

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New consultation hours:

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in our new office
(Bundesallee 39 - 40a, 10117 Berlin):
09:00 am - 03:00 pm

by phone:
08:00 am - 05:00 pm

t: +49 30 450 578 244
f: +49 30 450 757 8244