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Department of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Experts for infectious and pulmonary diseases, respiratory and intensive care medicine

Covid-19 (Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2)

The Senate Administration has set up a citizens' hotline on 030 90 28 28. People who are possibly infected can get advice there (08:00 am - 08:00 pm).

The Senate Administration advises people to stay at home in case of suspicion and to first call their family doctor or the medical emergency service.

Current information on Covid-19 (novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2) can be found here:


Charité-Doctors with x-ray, Copyright: Charité

The Department of Internal Medicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rare and complex infectious and pulmonary diseases as well as in respiratory and intensive care medicine. The Department of Internal Medicine specializes in the field of infectious diseases and pneumology of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.


The clinic is a certified center for infectious diseases. Doctors at the clinic are experts in multidrug-resistant pathogens, pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV / AIDS, infectious diseases of travelers, and many other diseases caused by bacteria or viruses.

PNEUMOLOGY (pulmonology)

Patients with lung diseases can get advice and treatment in the clinic. This is particularly specialized in obstructive pulmonary diseases such as Asthma or COPD, restrictive lung diseases such as Pulmonary fibrosis, diseases of the pulmonary vessels such as Pulmonary hypertension, autoimmune diseases of the lung and bronchial carcinomas.

The lung tumor clinic of the clinic is part of the Charité lung cancer center certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG).


For patients requiring ventilation or weaning, there is a certified Weaning Center. It consists of an interdisciplinary intensive care unit, two respiratory stations and the Charité Center for Out-patient Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy (CABS).

The interdisciplinary intensive care unit is also specialized in severe infectious diseases, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and extracorporeal lung replacement procedures.

Advice and training for medical colleagues

Doctor on the consultation phone, © Department of Infectiology and Pulmonology / Charité

For medical colleagues, the clinic offers a telephone consultation on infectious diseases and anti-infective therapies as well as further training on pneumological issues and the responsible use of antibiotics (antibiotic stewardship).


Scientist at the microscope © Department of Infectiology and Pulmonology / Charité

The clinic's scientists are doing intensive research to develop innovative therapies for the future. Scientific focus is on the study of pneumonia and immune defense in lung infections.

Detailed information about the clinic