Frederik Wenz, MD

Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, University of Heidelberg; Interdisciplinary Cancer Center, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Since 2000 Dr. Frederik Wenz has become professor and chairman in the department of radiation oncology at the University Medical Center Mannheim, University of Heidelberg. He is also Vice Chief Medical Officer at University Medical Center Mannheim and Head of Interdisciplinary Cancer Center at University Medical Center Mannheim. Dr. Wenz received his MD degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1992 after studies in medicine and physics in Heidelberg, Birmingham, San Antonio and Chicago. He performed the experimental work for his M.D. thesis at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, where he also started his internship in diagnostic radiology. He moved to the University of Heidelberg for a residency in radiation oncology. After performing a fellowship in cancer biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, he was promoted to attending at Heidelberg University.

Dr. Wenz has published more than 200 peer review journal papers and edited 3 text books. He served as an editorial board member in several journals. The clinical specialties are breast and prostate cancer, while the research interests are focussed on novel technologies like intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and radioprotective gene-therapeutic approaches.