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Meet the team of physicians at the Hanse-Klinik

Our team of physicians consists of Prof. Dr. med. Wilfried Schmeller, Dr. med. Axel Baumgartner, Dr. med. Yvonne Frambach and Dr. med. Ilka Meier-Vollrath.

PROF. DR. MED. WILFRIED SCHMELLER

Board certified dermatologist with additional specialisations in phlebology and allergology. He worked from 1980 to 1998 as a dermatologist focusing on surgical therapies in the Dermatology Department at the University Hospital in Lübeck.

More about PROF. DR. MED. WILFRIED SCHMELLER

After further medical practice in the Centre for Vein Treatment in Bad Bertrich and the Rosenparkklink in Darmstadt, he founded, in 2002, the Hanse-Klinik in Lübeck, which focuses primarily on liposuction for lipoedema.

Résumé

1968 - 1975
Medical studies in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Marburg

1976 - 1977
House officer in Paderborn

1977 - 1980
Department of Surgery in the hospital Josefskrankenhaus in Arnsberg

1978
In this time an overland journey through Africa working as a doctor in Nigeria and Kenya

1981 - 1998
Department of Dermatology in Lübeck´s University Hospital where he built up the Section of Surgical Dermatology.
Consultant in dermatology 1984, Habilitation 1990.
Appointed Professor (C 3) 1992. Senior Consultant until 1998.

1991
During this time a further overland journey to Africa, working as a dermatologist in Kenya.

1993
Foundation of the organisation “Doctors in Aid of Children with Skin Diseases in Africa”. Since then regular stays in rural Western Kenya, training community health workers to identify and treat dermatoses.

1999
Mosel-Eifel-Klinik in Bad Bertrich (focusing on phlebology)

2000 - 2001
Rosenparkklinik in Darmstadt (focusing on phlebology, liposuction and aesthetic dermatology)

2002
Hanse-Klinik in Lübeck founded with main focus on liposuction for lipoedema

Qualifications and additional specialisations

Board certified dermatologist
Additional specialisations in allergology and phlebology
Leader of the working group on surgical lymphology of the German Society of Lymphology

Prof. Schmeller was significantly involved in the preparation of the guidelines for lipoedema 2009 and 2015.

DR. MED. AXEL BAUMGARTNER

Board certified surgeon with an additional specialisation in emergency medicine. He worked for 8 years in the Department of General and Vascular Surgery in both Berlin and Lüneburg.

More about DR. MED. AXEL BAUMGARTNER

During his long career Dr. med. Baumgartner qualified as Senior Emergency Physician and still continues to work in the emergency services

Résumé

1997 - 2003
Medical studies in Berlin

2004 - 2006
Clinic for Vascular Surgery in Berlin-Buch

2006 - 2008
Clinic for General and Vascular Surgery in the Bethel Hospital, Berlin

2008 - 2012
Clinic for General and Abdominal Surgery in Lüneburg

Since 2012
Hanse-Klinik Lübeck, specialised clinic for liposuction

Qualifications and additional specialisations

Board certified surgeon Additional specialisation in emergency medicine
Senior Emergency Physician
Hygiene Representative of the Hanse-Klinik
Medical emergency training as PHTLS and ATLS Provider
Shock Room Management
Qualification in radiation protection
Authorization to carry out independent ultrasound diagnostics for abdomen and retroperitoneum in accordance with DEGUM
GCP (Good Clinical Practice) course for clinical investigators

Employment in South Africa and Australia
Wide-ranging lecturing activities at national and international advanced training courses

DR. MED. YVONNE FRAMBACH

Board certified dermatologist with additional specialisations in allergology and medicinal tumour therapy. From 2002 - 2014 she worked at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, the last 5 years working as a Senior Physician in Lübeck´s Dermatology Clinic.

More about DR. MED. YVONNE FRAMBACH

Among her tasks was the care and treatment of chronically ill patients, particularly those suffering from inflammatory diseases and tumours but also those with lipoedema and lymphoedema. Furthermore she established, led and certified the Dermatological Study Centre, was deputy head of the skin tumour centre and member of the commission on wounds.

Résumé

1995 - 2001
Medical studies in Lübeck

2001 - 2002
Clinic for Surgery, Sana Kliniken Lübeck GmbH

2002 - 2003
Clinic for Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Campus

2003 - 2014
Clinic for Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck Campus

Since 2014
Hanse-Klinik Lübeck, specialised clinic for liposuction

Qualifications and additional specialisations

Board certified dermatologist
Additional specialisation in medicinal tumour therapy
Additional specialisation in allergology
Quality management in accordance with DIN EN ISO, Internal Auditor
Head of study and Investigator in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) and AMG (German Medicines Act)

Member of scientific advisory board for the self-help group for patients with chronic skin diseases in Schleswig-Holstein
Wide-ranging lecturing activities at national and international advanced training courses

DR. MED. ILKA MEIER-VOLLRATH

Board certified dermatologist with additional specialisations in allergology. After 7 years at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein she came to the Hanse-Klinik Lübeck in 2002 and worked for 10 years as a lipoedema surgeon at Prof. Schmeller’s side.

More about DR. MED. ILKA MEIER-VOLLRATH

She is well known among experts due to her scientific studies and numerous publications relating to lipoedema and presentations at national and international congresses.

Résumé

1986 – 1993
Medical studies in Lübeck and Mainz

1993
Dermatology Practice, Überlingen/Bodensee

1994 – 2001
Clinic for Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck Campus

2002 – 2012
Hanse-Klinik Lübeck, specialized clinic for liposuction

since 2018
Hanse-Klinik Lübeck, specialized clinic for liposuction

Qualifications

Board certified surgeon
Additional specialisation in allergology

Memberships

German Society of Dermatology
German Society of Lymphology

Employment in the USA and UK.

Meet our team at the Hanse-Klinik

Nursing Staff

  • Sabine Frenzen
  • Susanne Matthiesen
  • Heide Thomsen
  • Bianca Tietze
  • Eva Smolarek
  • Melanie Felbel
  • Regina Junker

Housekeeping

  • G. Schwarmann
  • George Döring
  • Teodosia Tauchert
  • Petra Drews

Office

  • Dagmar Friedrich
  • Katja Buck
  • Natascha Kofler

PR & Marketing

  • Katrien Shams-Eddien

Scientific memberships

German Society of Lymphology
Association of German Surgeons
Association for Operative and Oncological Dermatology
German Society for Aesthetic Surgery
German Dermatological Society
German Society for Phlebology
Working Group for Dermatological Angiology
North German Dermatological Society
German Society for Allergology and clinical Immunology
German Tropical Medicine Society
Society for Dermatology in the Tropics
Doctors in Aid of Children with Skin Diseases in Africa

Contact:

Hanse-Klinik GmbH
St.-Jürgen-Ring 66
23564 Lübeck
Germany

Phone: 0451 - 50 27 20
Telefax: 0451 - 50 27 219

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