Florian Steger

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Florian Steger (born July 1, 1974 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ) is a German medical historian and medical ethicist.

Live and act

Steger studied human medicine, classical philology and history at the University of Würzburg and Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . Steger received a scholarship and is now a liaison professor at the German National Academic Foundation . In 2002 he received his PhD from the Ruhr University in Bochum with a thesis on ancient medicine. phil. PhD. In 2003 he received the Bavarian Habilitation Award. In 2008 he completed his habilitation in the history and ethics of medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and worked as a private lecturer in the history and ethics of medicine. From 2009 to 2014 he was a member of the Junge Akademie .

From 2011 to June 2016, Steger was W3 Professor and Director of the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg . Since July 2016 he has been a university professor and director of the Institute for the History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine at the University of Ulm . Steger chairs the ethics committee at Ulm University and the "Responsibility in Science" committee. He is a member of the Senate.

Focus of work

His work focuses on questions of the history, theory and ethics of medicine: research ethics, clinical ethics, good scientific practice; Politicized medicine; Cultural history of medicine since ancient times.


  • 2014: Leibniz professorship at the University of Leipzig
  • 2018: Medal "Universitatis Lodziensis Amico" by the University of Łódź (Poland)
  • 2018: Honorary Professor at Semmelweis University , Budapest (Hungary)
  • 2019: Member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences
  • 2019: Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship (Foundation for Polish Science)
  • 2020: Member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen
  • International visiting professorships: Riga (Latvia), Rijeka (Croatia), Łódź (Poland) and Moscow (Russia).


  • with Maximilian Schochow: Discipline through medicine - the closed venereological ward in the Polyclinic Mitte in Halle (Saale) 1961 to 1982. Halle 2014, ISBN 978-3-95462-351-8 .
  • with Maximilian Schochow: Traumatization through politicized medicine - closed venereological stations in the GDR. Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3-95466-240-1 .
  • with Carolin Wiethoff and Maximilian Schochow: Covered up scandal - the contaminated anti-D prophylaxis in the GDR 1978/1979 and its consequences. Halle 2016, ISBN 978-3-95462-753-0 .
  • Asclepius : Cult and Medicine. F. Steiner, Stuttgart 2018, ISBN 978-3-515-12197-2 .
  • with Carolin Wiethoff: Company health and occupational medicine in the Magdeburg district . Halle 2018, ISBN 978-3-95462-946-6 .
  • with Maximilian Schochow: Where is my child? Families in search of the truth. A contribution to the processing . Halle 2020, ISBN 978-3-96311-315-4 .
  • Max Mohr. Doctor and restless man of letters. Regensburg 2020, ISBN 978-3-791-73075-2 .
as editor
  • Today's medicine is tomorrow's mistake. Sharp-tongued thoughts on medicine . Wiesbaden 2017, ISBN 978-3-7374-1054-0 .
  • Yearbook literature and medicine . Vol. 11. Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2019, ISBN 978-3-8253-4664-5 .
  • There was still ink on the scalpel. Literary medicine . marix Verlag, Wiesbaden 2018, ISBN 978-3-7374-1097-7 .
  • with Marcin Orzechowski, Maximilian Schochow (Ed.): Prenatal Medicine. Ethical, legal and social aspects . (= Applied ethics - medicine, 2). Alber, Freiburg 2018, ISBN 978-3-495-48956-7 .
  • with Manuela Dudeck (Ed.): Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy . Medical Scientific Publishing Company, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-95466-360-6 .
  • Diversity in Health Care (Applied Ethics - Medicine, 3). Alber, Freiburg 2019, ISBN 978-3-495-49028-0
  • with Jürgen Brunner (ed.): Ethics in psychotherapeutic practice. Integrative - case-oriented - multiple values . Stuttgart 2019, ISBN 978-3-1703-2657-6 .
  • with Marcin Orzechowski, Giovanni Rubeis, Maximilian Schochow (Eds.): Migration and Medicine (= Applied Ethics - Medicine, 4). Alber, Freiburg 2020, ISBN 978-3-495-49134-8 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Steger, Florian: Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar Online . ( degruyter.com [accessed August 9, 2017]).
  2. Florian Steger diejungeakademie.de. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  3. Steger, Florian, Univ.-Prof. Dr. - Ulm University. Retrieved August 9, 2017 .
  4. ^ Website of the University of Ulm .
  5. Łódzki Urząd Wojewódzki w Łodzi - Serwis www - Strona główna. Retrieved May 30, 2018 (Polish).
  6. ^ Public spring meeting of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. (PDF) In: saw-leipzig.de. Saxon Academy of Sciences , accessed April 17, 2019 .
  7. Alexander von Humboldt Polish Honorary Research Scholarship Laureates. Accessed May 17, 2019 .
  8. Prof. Dr. Florian Steger: Academy of Sciences in Göttingen (AdW). Retrieved June 6, 2020 .