Curriculum vitae for
Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Biol. Willm Uwe Kampen

Personal Data
Languages spoken
University studies
Accomplishments and Additional Qualifications
Membership in scientific associations
Career fields
Consultant to nuclear medicine journals

Personal Data

Family status: married to Anna Maria Kampen, D.D.S.

Languages spoken

Modern GreekBasic knowledge

University studies

1986-1991Studied Biology at University of Bielefeld; “Diploma thesis: Immunohistochemical and transmission electron microscopic analysis of intestinal APUD cells in the mouse”
1991-1997Studied Human Medicine at Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Kiel
1992-1996Researcher at CAU’s Institute of Anatomy (head of department: Prof. Dr. B. Tillmann) in Kiel
1997State medical exam
1999Received medical license

Additional Qualifications

1998Received MD, magna cum laude; Dissertation: “Structural differences in joint cartilage in the human sacroiliac joint”; Advisor: Prof. Dr. B. Tillmann
2002Specialist in nuclear medicine
2002Appointed a medical physics expert
2005Receives Venia legendi (post-doctorate habilitation) in Nuclear Medicine
2010Named to adjunct professorship at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel campus


until 2002at CAU’s Department of Nuclear Medicine in Kiel (head of department: Prof. Dr. E. Henze)
  • Research Assistant and Researcher
  • Assistant department head
2003Nomination for the Marie Curie Award by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam
2004-2006Deputy director for nuclear medicine of the Schleswig-Holstein Medical Association
since 2005Chairman of the North German Society of Nuclear Medicine
2005Received 2nd place “Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award“ from the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Toronto
since 2007Partner at Spitalerhof Nuclear Medicine Clinic

Membership in scientific associations

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (Mitglied der AG Therapie)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine (USA)
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine
  • Norddeutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (Vorsitzender)
  • Association for the Patient Support and Research in Rheumatic Disease, Bad Bramstedt
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte 1989 – 1994
  • Deutsche Anatomische Gesellschaft 1992 – 1998

Career fields

  • Palliative pain therapy for patients with multiple skeletal metastases (Sm-153-EDTMP, Re-186-HEDP)
  • Nuclear medicine diagnostics for ambiguous inflammatory conditions with antigranulocyte antibody fragments labeled with Tc-99m (LeukoScan) and F18-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET
  • In vivo imaging of acute cardiac transplant rejection with probe oligonucleotides labeled with Tc-99m against IL-2 mRNA in a rat model
  • Quantitative analysis of glucose uptake via dynamic F18-FDG PET in patients with Metabolic syndrome and specific FABP gene variant
  • Nuclear medicine therapy for inflammatory-rheumatic diseases with open radionuclides (radiation synovectomy, Ra-224 for ankylosing spondylitis)

Publications, Lectures, Review activities

Published 43 academic articles to date, primarily in English (as of 03/2008), about 180 academic and invited lectures (as of 03/2008)

Member of the editorial board (co-editor)

  • Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Guest editor of “Der Nuklearmediziner” 03/2006
  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Consultant to nuclear medicine journals

  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Der Nuklearmediziner