Horst Klinkmann, MD, Ph.D., Dr.h.c.(mult.), F.R.C.P.

Horst Klinkmann received his medical and engineering training in Rostock/Germany, Budapest/Hungary, Lund/Sweden and Glasgow/U.K., starting 1959 in Rostock/Germany.

1963 he trained with Nils Alwall, the co-inventor of the artificial kidney in Lund/Sweden. From 1968 to 1970 he collaborated as research professor with W.J Kolff, the father of artificial organs, at the University of Utah/USA in the development of artificial organs, especially new blood purification procedures.

1971 he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Rostock University/Germany, where he established one of the first interdisciplinary Research Centers of Artificial Organs at that time worldwide.

1990 he was elected as President of the German Academy of Science in Berlin.

1990 the University of Bologna/Italy awarded him a professorship in nephrology.

1990 the International Faculty of Artificial Organs (INFA), an association of 14 universities of Europe, America and Asia was founded in Bologna/Italy and he was elected as dean of this worldwide association.

2001 he was co-founder of BioCon Valley, an association of more than 160 scientific institutes and companies in the field of biotechnology and biomedicine.

During his professional activities he served as:

  • President of the International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO)
  • President of the European Society of Artificial Organs (ESAO)
  • President of the European Dialysis and Transplantation Association (EDTA)
  • President of the World Apheresis Association (WAA)
  • Dean of the International Faculty for Artificial Organs (INFA)
  • Chairman of the National Medical Research Council (GDR)
  • President of the Society of Nephrology (GDR)
  • President of the Society of Internal Medicine (GDR)
  • President of the Academy of Science (GDR)
  • Chairman of BioCon Valley (BCV)
  • Vice President Scan Balt Academy of Science

15 universities in 14 countries around the world awarded him an Honorary Doctorate or Professorship and 18 national and international societies an Honorary Membership.

The International Society of Artificial Organs (ISAO) and the European Society of Artificial Organs (ESAO) awarded him the lifelong Honorary Presidency.

He served as President and now as Honorary President of the German-Japanese Friendship Society and was co-founder and chairman of the professional football club F.C. Hansa Rostock until 2009. F.C. Hansa Rostock also awarded him the lifelong Honorary Chairmanship.

He received more than 50 international scientific awards including the African Achievement Award, the Barney Clark Award (USA) and the Cleveland Award (USA), Italian National Price of the Accademia Nazionale di Medicina Italy as well as the National Price for Science of the GDR twice. His birth place, the City of Teterow, awarded him the Honorary Citizenship.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Medicine and Surgery in Glasgow/U.K. and Edinburgh/U.K. and member of the Belgian Academy of Science, the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the International Academy of Science and a member of the German National Academy Leopoldina and the Leibniz Societät as well as the ScanBalt Academy.

The publication list of Horst Klinkmann contains more than 500 scientific publications, books and book-chapters.
19 international or national scientific journals used his service as editor, co-editor or member of the editorial board.