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Peter Alken


CV   Peter Alken, MD, Ph.D, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c.


Educational degrees

Bachelor of Chemistry 1969

Medical license Germany 1970

Consultant Surgeon 1976

Consultant Urologist 1979


Medical career

Surgeon North-West Hospital, Frankfurt   1970-1976

Urologist University Hospital of Mainz    1976-1987

Assistant Professor Urology, Mainz University  1982

Associate Professor Urology, Mainz University  1983

Professor Urology, Heidelberg University           1987

Head and Chairman Dept. Urology,

Universitäts Medizin Mannheim, Heidelberg University  1987-2008


Current position

Professor Emeritus, Universitäts Medizin Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Consultant Dept. Urology, Universitäts Medizin Mannheim


Career related activities

President South Western German Section of Urology  1998

Board member, German Society of Urology (DGU)    1997 - 2003

President German Society of Urology (DGU)              2003

Consultant German Research Foundation (DFG)         1996 - 2003

Scientific Advisory Committee, (EORTC)                   1998 - 2006

Commission for Research – University of Heidelberg 1995 –1999

Deputy Medical Director Mannheim Hospital             1996

Medical Director Mannheim Hospital                          1997 – 1998


Positions within EAU

Scientific Committee European Association of Urology (EAU)  1992 - 2002

Consultant International Relation Office EAU  2008 - 2012

EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT)  2010 - 2012

EBU: National Delegate, Manpower Committee  1998 - 2001

Academy member  2012 -2017


Awards, honors

Ritter von Frisch Award DGU  2005

Gustav Simon Medal South Western German Society of Urology  2008

Astellas Award International Society of Urology (SIU)  2009

Endourology Society Lifetime Achievement Award   2009

Maximilian Nitze-Medal DGU  2012

Doctor honoris causa, State University of Georgia   2015

Innovators in Urology Award (EAU)  2019



378 (PubMed). Editor Textbook: Urologie, G.Thieme publisher   1992, 1998

Numerous book chapters, videos



British Journal of Urology Lecturer  2002

British Association of Urology Guest Lecturer  2007


Professional Memberships

German Society of Urology

American Urological Association

European Association of Urology

International Society of Urology

Deutsche Ges. f. Stosswellenlithotripsie

Correspond. Member Chilean Soc. of Urology

Honorary Member Georgian Society of Urology

Honorary Member German Society of Urology (DGU)

Honorary Member European Society of Urology (EAU)

Honorary Member Swiss Society of Urology

Honorary Member EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS)

Honorary President German Society of Residents in Urology (GeSRU)

Honorary Member Patient Prostate Cancer Support Group Rhein-Neckar



Centennial Issue, Journal of Urology 2017 (J Urol. 2017 Feb;197(2S):S154-S157):

Reprint of the publication “Percutaneous Stone Manipulation” by Alken P, Hutschenreiter G, Günther R, Marberger M. (J Urol. 1981 Apr; 125(4):463-6)

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