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Prof. Dr. Frank Tacke, Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Department Head

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Tacke

Department Head, Dept. of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Campus Charité Mitte (CCM) & Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK)

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
10117 (CCM)/13353 (CVK) Berlin

Campus / internal address:
Mittelallee 11

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Scientific Degrees:

  • German board certification Internal Medicine (10/2008)
  • German board certification Gastroenterology (01/2011)          
  • German board certification Intensive Care Medicine (07/2012)
  • German board certification Infectious Diseases (11/2014)           
  • Fellow of the European Board of Transplant Medicine (UEMS) (07/2017)          
  • German board certification Endocrinology & Diabetology (01/2019)           

Memberships in Professional Societiies:

  • American Association for the Study of the Liver (AASLD)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Infektiologie (DGI)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin (DGIM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internistische Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin (DGIIN)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten (DGVS)
  • Deutsche Leberstiftung (assoziierter Wissenschaftler)
  • European Academy for Tumor Immunology, International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Participation on Guidelines: DGVS Liver transplantation (working group leader), EASL Hepatitis B (core group), DGVS Hepatitis B (working group leader), DGVS Autoimmune liver diseases (working group leader), DGVS Gastrointestinal bleeding (working group leader), DGVS Pancreatitis (member)

Awards and scholarships:

  • Course Director, EASL NAFLD Summit, Dublin, Ireland (2022)                          )
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2020, 2021, 2022 („Cross-field“), Web of Science (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Course Director, AASLD-EASL joint conference “Endpoints in NAFLD” (2018)
  • Course Director, Basic Science Symposium “Targetable pathways in liver diseases“, International Liver Congress, Paris, France (2018)
  • Course Director, Postgraduate Course “Multidisciplinary Hepatology”, International Liver Congress 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017)
  • Course Director, EASL School of Hepatology, Aachen, Germany (2017)                
  • Rising Star Award (United European Gastroenterology Federation) (2011) 
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Award, RWTH Aachen, Germany (2008)
  • Young Investigator Award, European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society (2005)

Vita Prof. Dr. med. Frank Tacke

University education

  • 2002 – 2004                Ph.D. Post-graduate Program “Molecular Medicine”, Hannover
  • 1994 – 2001                Medical School, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany (clinical electives: Baylor College of                                                          Medicine, Houston, TX, USA)
  • 1997 – 1998                Research Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Scientific degrees

  • 2019                            W3 professor Internal Medicine Hepatology/Gastroenterology, Charité
  • 2014                            Master of Health and Business Administration (MHBA)
  • 2012                            W2 professor of Hepato-Gastroenterology, RWTH Aachen
  • 2007                            Habilitation and venia legendi, Internal Medicine, RWTH Aachen,
  • 2004                            PhD thesis Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical School Hannover
  • 2002                            MD thesis, Hematology & Oncology, Medical School Hannover

Professional career

  • Since 2019                 Department Head, CCM/CVK, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2019                           German board certification Endocrinology & Diabetology
  • 2014                           German board certification Infectious Diseases
  • 2012                           German board certification Intensive Care Medicine
  • 2011                           German board certification Gastroenterology
  • 2008                           German board certification Internal Medicine
  • 2006 – 2019               Medical Department III, RWTH University Aachen
  • 2004 – 2006               Post Doc Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  • 2001 – 2004               PhD and Internal Medicine Residency, Hannover Medical School

Functions / offices

Selected professional service duties:

2024                           Congress President, Walter-Siegenthaler-Society, Cologne, Germany 

2024                           Chairperson, Berlin Medical Society

2022 – until now         Advisory Board, Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Berlin and Brandenburg e.V.

2022                           European guideline coordinator “Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease” (EASL) (2022)

2019 – until now         Co-Editor Journal of Hepatology (IF 25.1)

2020 – until now         National Guideline coordinator “Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease” (DGVS)

2016 – 2021               Co-Editor Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (Section Gastroenterology, DGIM - Clinical Competence)

2020 – 2021               Guideline coordinator “Covid-19 and Liver transplantation” (DGVS)

2016 – 2017               Visiting Professor (10%), Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Oslo, Norway

2017 – 2019               EASL International Liver Foundation (EILF), Foundation Committee

2014 – 2019               Governing Board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), in a final step (2017-2019): Vice                                               Secretary General

Editorial board:           

Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol (since 2020)



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