The Heart and Diabetes Center NRW (HDZ NRW) has recognized its employees and their qualifications as the most significant and important healthcare resource it has. Our Chief and Senior Physicians are authorized to manage a wide variety of further training measures, creating diverse career perspectives and development opportunities.

Further training authorization

The HDZ NRW is a recognized center for further training. Physicians training to be specialists receive first-class training opportunities and are supervised during this time by our Chief and Senior Physicians.

HDZ NRW further training authorization:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Burchert

30 months further training authorization nuclear medicine

Dr. Siegfried Eckert

12 months internal medicine and angiology

Dr. Hermann Esdorn

24 months further training authorization diagnostic radiology
24 months further training authorization radiology

Prof. Dr. Jan Gummert

48 months further training authorization cardiosurgery
24 months further training authorization intensive care medicine
24 months further training authorization basic further training (common trunk) surgery

Dr. Ulrich Hein

24 months further training authorization anesthesiology

Prof. Dr. Dieter Horstkotte

36 months basic further training (common trunk) internal medicine and general medicine
36 months internal medicine and cardiology
24 months intensive care medicine

Prof. Dr. Deniz Kececioglu

36 months further training authorization pediatric and adolescent medicine
36 months further training authorization pediatric cardiology
24 months further training authorization intensive care medicine

Prof. Dr. Cornelius Knabbe

48 months further training authorization laboratory medicine

Dr. Klaus-Peter Mellwig

6 months further training in additional qualification sports medicine

Dr. Lech Paluszkiewicz

12 months further training authorization basic further training (common trunk) internal medicine
6 months further training authorization internal medicine and cardiology

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schirmer

24 months further training authorization anesthesiology
12 months further training authorization intensive care medicine


Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Diethelm Tschöpe

12 months further training authorization endocrinology
48 months further training authorization internal medicine
18 months further training authorization internal medicine and endocrinology and diabetology
36 months further training authorization basic further training (common trunk) internal medicine and general medicine