Prof. Klaus Parhofer, MD, PhD (DE)

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Klaus G Parhofer, MD is a professor of endocrinology and metabolism at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in Germany. He is the head of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology at the Medical Department 2 of the university, a position he has held since 2003. Professor Parhofer obtained his Medical Degree University of Munich, Germany, and pursued his postgraduate specialization in internal medicine, metabolism and endocrinology and in intensive care medicine. Professor Parhofer also held a postdoctoral position in the Lipid Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and at the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. His research focuses on lipoprotein metabolism, particularly diabetic dyslipoproteinemia, postprandial lipoprotein metabolism and LDL apheresis. Beside basic research, he is also involved in many clinical studies and has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. As a clinician he sees patients on a regular basis and is a member of many professional societies and associations.