Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics


  • Prof. Dr. med. Nicolai Maass

The rich traditional and scientific success story of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics begins with the opening of the first birthing house in Kiel in 1805. Personalities such as Michaelis, Pfannenstiel and Litzmann have taught here in the past 200 years. The Department is still one of the largest gynaecological hospitals in Germany today.

In its early days, Kiel's University Hospital for Women made a significant contribution to the development of modern medicine. Under the direction of Kurt Semm, minimally invasive surgery began in Kiel and became an integral part of surgical treatments throughout the world. The Department ensures the highest level of medical care in gynaecology and obstetrics, by continuing this tradition in Kiel's School of Gynaecological Endoscopy and based on the top quality of its Obstetrics Medicine (Perinatal Centre Level I) combined with its focus on the diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer and gynaecological tumours.

A large-scale scientific working group is tackling current issues in obstetrics and prenatal diagnostics and also the biggest genetic and treatment challenges in adjuvant and metastasised tumour treatment.