Professor in Paediatrics and Director of the University Children´s Hospital in Lübeck, GERMANY

Egbert Herting is 60 years old, Professor in Paediatrics and Director of the University Children's Hospital in Lübeck, Germany. He studied medicine in Münster, Germany and Cardiff, Wales, UK and graduated in 1984.He started his professional career in the Paediatric District Hospital of Minden, Westphalia, Germany before he became a research fellow at Göttingen University in Northern Germany in 1985.


Following the board qualification in Paediatrics he trained in paediatric subspecialities and was board approved for neonatology, paediatric intensive care, paediatric infectious diseases and paediatric pulmonology.

His main fields of research interest are surfactant deficiency and neonatal pulmonary and infectious disease. In 1991 he was awarded with the Doctor of Medicine (Promotion) for a study dealing with single versus multiple doses of Curosurf, a porcine surfactant preparation, become a lecturer (Habilitation) with a thesis on surfactant treatment of secondary respiratory distress syndrome (e.g. meconium aspiration syndrome) in 1997 and was appointed as an extraordinary professor in Göttingen University in 2002. In 2004 he was elected as professor and director of the University Children´s Hospital in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. From 1992 to 1994 he received a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and worked as a research fellow with Prof. Bengt Robertson, one of the pioneers in surfactant research, at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. In 1999 he defended his PhD thesis (Surfactant and neonatal pneumonia) at the Karolinska. He is the author of various research and book articles especially on the topics of neonatal pulmonary disease, surfactant replacement therapy, and neonatal infections. In the last 15 years his clinical research interest was focused on less invasive surfactant administration (LISA). He is a member in various national and international societies, past president of the German Association for Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care (GNPI), and congress president/council member the German Society for Pediatrics (DGKJ). Currently, he is an advisor for the German Research Council (DFG).