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Prof. Dr. med. Armin Steinmetz


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Language Spoken: German, English


Prof. Dr. med. Steinmetz, an internationally renowned physician, received his clinical and scientific training in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetology and metabolism at renowned institutions such as the Philipps University of Marburg, the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, the Pasteur Institute in Lille and the Université Sophi Antipolis in Nice, France. He also completed research stays at the Institute of Molecular Genetics at the University of Vienna. With over ten years' experience as a senior physician in these specialist areas and later as head physician of a major internal medicine clinic specializing in diabetology and endocrinology, Prof. Steinmetz established himself as an expert in the field of lipid metabolism. As a Heisenberg Professor, he led pioneering studies on lipid-lowering drugs and for several years served as head of an international working group of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) on the standardization of the lipoprotein Lp(a). He is now integrating his extensive clinical experience into evidence-based medicine at the Fünf Höfe Internal Medicine Center.


  • More than 330 publications, mainly in the field of lipid metabolism and arteriosclerosis. Author of several textbooks on internal medicine and endocrinology


  • German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases (DPGR)
  • German Society for Arteriosclerosis Research
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • German Diabetes Society
  • Chairman of the Thyroid Centre Koblenz-Mittelrhein e.V. (2012-2017)
  • President of the Diabetology and Endocrinology Working Group
  • Assessor of the Endocrinology Section of the Professional Association of German Internists (BDI) 2002-2006
  • International Atherosclerosis Society
  • German Society for Nutrition e.V
  • Deutsche Hochdruckliga e.V. DHL - German Hypertension Society
  • Former member of the advisory board of the metabolism section of the German Society for Endocrinology
  • Rhineland-Palatinate e.V. - Rhineland-Palatinate regional group of the German Diabetes Society (2001-2009)
  • German Obesity Society
  • German Society for Endocrinology
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal "Diabetes und Stoffwechsel" (1999 - 2003)
  • German Society for Internal Medicine
  • Training officer of the Mayen-Koblenz district medical association (1998-2017)


  • 1992: Recognition in the field of endocrinology
  • 1995: Awarded the academic title of "Associate Professor" for Internal Medicine at the Philipps University of Marburg
  • 2014 - 2017: Practice for endocrinology and diabetology with partial care mandate and medical director of a medical care center
  • 2001: Nutritionist DAEM/DGEM
  • 1998 - 2018: Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Nikolaus-Stiftshospital GmbH Andernach, teaching hospital of the University of Bonn
  • 1989: Specialist in internal medicine
  • 2009: Cardiovascular preventive physician DGPR
  • 05|2018: Internist, endocrinologist, diabetologist, Center for Internal Medicine "Fünf Höfe", Munich
  • 1989 - 1998: Senior physician at the Center for Internal Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism and the Medical Polyclinic, University Hospital Marburg
  • 1998: Diabetologist DDG
  • 2007: Hypertensiologist DHL


  • 1981-1982: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, American Medical Examination, ECFMG
  • 1972-1979: Medical studies, University of Marburg
  • 1980: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Marburg
  • 1989: Habilitation (Venia legendi) in internal medicine


  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Fettstoffwechsel