Jochen Fanghänel

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Jochen Fanghänel, 2011

Jochen Fanghänel (born April 3, 1939 in Frankenberg / Sa. ) Is a German emeritus for anatomy in Greifswald and Regensburg.


As the son of an academic, Fanghänel was not allowed to study in the German Democratic Republic and first had to become a railroad worker . Delegated by the Deutsche Reichsbahn , he was able to study human medicine and dentistry at the University of Rostock from 1958 . In 1966 he was promoted to Dr. med. PhD . After being in 1974 with a thesis on postnatal growth habilitation , he had worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Anatomy, University of Rostock worked. In 1977 he was appointed professor at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald . From 1982 he was professor and director of the anatomical institute for 22 years . For a long time he worked at the Institute for Biostructures of the Medical Academy in Szczecin . He was visiting professor at the University of Manitoba . After the reunification and peaceful revolution in the GDR , the Institute for Anatomy was completely renovated. In the 1830s the beautiful building was built by Fang Hänel's “ancestor” Karl August Sigismund Schultze . In 1998 it was opened on the occasion of the 94th meeting of the (International) Anatomical Society.

That Fang Hänel is fond of the next generation of medicine was shown in 2004 when he retired . In the overcrowded lecture hall, several students thanked him for his excellent teaching. Fang Hänel supervised 190 doctoral theses and nine habilitation theses . He took part in the establishment of the human biology degree and played a key role in the development of a knee endoprosthesis. Always closely connected to dentistry, Fanghänel worked as an emeritus over three semesters to develop oral anatomy in Greifswald in 2004/05 . Appointed at the University of Regensburg at the age of 69 , he devotes himself to basic research in this specialist area.

Honorary positions

  • Founding President of the German Society for Teratology
  • Chairman of the Society for Anatomy of the GDR (1979–1989)
  • Council member of the European Teratology Society
  • President of the Anatomical Society (1998–2002)



  • Human embryology. Short textbook . German Ärzteverlag, Cologne 1999, ISBN 3-7691-0272-X (with Fred Sinowatz, Martin Bergmann and Jürgen Seitz).
  • Segment anatomy . Elsevier, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-437-57970-7 .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Laudation for Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Fanghänel (PDF; 488 kB)
  2. Dissertation: On the functional structure of the heart chambers of the infant heart
  3. Aequos G 1 knee (PDF; 948 kB)
  4. The laudation in the Ärzteblatt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (2009) was written by a dentist from Greifswald
  5. Advancement of Research and Technology in Osteology , awarded by the German Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery