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.
Now in retirement his focus are on the clinic`s scientific issues and studies.

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.


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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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