Dirk Stengel

Born 1969, raised, and studied medicine in Berlin, Germany. Devoted trauma surgeon under best conditions at the Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, and with the help of extraordinarily talented colleagues. Employers allowed for spending time in the lab (Karolinska etc.) and even more time to reach a post-graduate Master degree in epidemiology. After (European) board approval in surgery and trauma surgery, a painful decision was made in favor of research and against the ED doctor's role. The PhD degree and full professorship at the Charité University was subsequently followed by an appointment of the BG Kliniken Group as head of research.​