Stefan R. Bornstein

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Stefan R. Bornstein

Stefan Richard Bornstein (born November 5, 1961 in Oberstdorf ) a German physician and director of the Center for Internal Medicine and the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden, as well as Vice Dean for International Affairs and Development of the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Dresden and member of the Supervisory Board of the University Hospital Dresden. He is also Chair and Honorary Consultant for Diabetes and Endocrinology and Transcampus Dean at King's College , London. Bornstein became known through his pioneering work on the stress system. He examined the interactions of the two central stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol in healthy and sick people. In addition, Bornstein developed new therapies for the treatment of diabetes with.


Stefan R. Bornstein completed his Abitur at Gertrud-von-le-Fort-Gymnasium in Oberstdorf and then from 1982 to 1988 studied medicine at Ulm University . In addition to his German state exams , he also received the American Medical License, ECFMG , and the British license to practice medicine , GMC-UK . He completed his specialist training with Ernst-Friedrich Pfeiffer and Guido Adler at the Medical Clinic of Ulm University. In 1994 the specialist examination for internal medicine took place , in 1996 the examination for endocrinologist and diabetologist . From 1994 to 1997 he held an assistant professorship in the department of internal medicine at the University of Leipzig under Werner Scherbaum , and in 1995 he received his habilitation . From 1996 to 1999 he was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation and later a Unit Chief of George P. Chrousos at the National Institutes of Health .

Professional background

From 2001 to 2004 Bornstein was appointed C3 professor and deputy director of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Düsseldorf . From 2000 to 2002 he was the scientific coordinator of an NIH state-of-the-science conference on the subject of adrenal tumors. In 2004 he was appointed C4 Professor and Director of Internal Medicine in Dresden, where he also became a member of the Max Planck Graduate School in 2004 as well as a founding member and board member of the Cluster of Excellence Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), and in 2008 honorary professor at the University of Miami. In 2009 Stefan R. Bornstein founded the German-Australian Institute of Translational Medicine (GAITM) together with Julio Licinio. Since 2011 he has been a consultant at the John Curtin Medical School in Canberra and a board member of the John Curtin Medical Research Foundation, and since 2012 honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong . In 2013 he also became a professor, chair holder and honorary consultant at King's College in London.

Stefan R. Bornstein published around 500 publications and book articles. He is a member of the review board of the German Research Foundation and since 2009 a member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina .


Bornstein places the scientific focus on research into the adrenal gland as a stress organ , stem cell research and the further development of islet cell transplantation as a therapy for diabetes. Dresden is currently the only active center in Germany that offers this therapy. Since 2011 Bornstein has been the spokesman for the Clinical Research Group KFO 252 of the DFG and one of the coordinators of the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden / Diabetes Health Center, and since 2012 also scientific secretary of the DFG Transregios 127.

Bornstein's main topics are:

  • Endocrinology and internal medicine (e.g. adrenal gland research, stress research, stem cell research)
  • Diabetes, Metabolism and Transplant Medicine (e.g .: New Strategies for Improved Diabetes Therapy)
  • Public health and prevention (diabetes prevention programs)


  • MediROBO health information system, German Patent Office M394 06 931: 8


  • 1990: Sponsorship award for young scientists from the Association of the Metal Industry Baden-Württemberg e. V.
  • 1994: Marius Tausk Prize of the German Society for Endocrinology for the work: Human adrenal cells express TNFα-mRNA: Evidence for a paracrine control of adrenal function.
  • 1995: “Simply brilliant award” from the MDR for the MediROBO project
  • 2010: Leopold-Caspar Honorary Prize from the Federal Association of Jewish Physicians for outstanding scientific and ethical competence
  • 2018: Federal Cross of Merit 1st class


Bornstein has published over 30 textbook articles in endocrinology and internal medicine (including: Schettler Greten, Thieme, internal medicine, Becker: Principles of Endocrinology and Metabolism etc.) and is the author of the book Evolution, Stress and modern Medicine (progressmedia Verlag ). His work has been cited more than 12,000 times and he has a Hirsch factor of 53.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden
  2. ^ King's College London
  3. ^ Stefan R. Bornstein In: Who's who
  4. ^ German-Australian Institute of Translational Medicine (GAITM)
  5. Honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong ( Memento of the original from May 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. ^ King's College London
  7. ^ Publications by Stefan R. Bornstein
  8. ^ Member entry by Stefan R. Bornstein at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on April 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Leopoldina: Newly elected members 2009 (PDF file)
  10. Clinical Research Group Orthodontics 252
  11. Magda M. Santana, Kuei-Fang Chung, Vladimir Vukicevic, Joana Rosmaninho-Salgado, Waldemar Kanczkowski, Vera Cortez, Klaus Hackmann, Carlos A. Bastos, Alfredo Mota, Evelin Schrock, Stefan R. Bornstein, Cláudia Cavadas, Monika Ehrhart- Bornstein: Isolation, characterization, and differentiation of progenitor cells from human adult adrenal medulla . In: Stem Cells Translational Medicine . tape 1 , no. November 11 , 2012, ISSN  2157-6564 , p. 783-791 , doi : 10.5966 / sctm.2012-0022 , PMID 23197690 (selected example for stem cell research).
  12. New approaches in diabetes therapy: Transplantation of human islets without immunosuppression
  13. ^ Islet cell transplantation at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
  14. DFG Clinical Research Group KFO 252
  15. SFB Biology of xenogeneic cell and organ transplantation - from bench to bedside / DFG TRansregio 127
  16. Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany awarded to Prof. Stefan R. Bornstein on the TU Dresden website, November 23, 2018
  17. ^ Publications by Stefan R. Bornstein