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Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Kalff


Department of Surgery

Medical Faculty, University of Bonn University Hospital of Bonn Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25 53127 Bonn

+49 228 28715214


The focus of research are the immunological consequences of operative trauma and their recognition and regulation in post-operative dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract. The group described and elucidated the immunological pathomechanism of postoperative ileus. Furthermore, the group found that the gastrointestinal field effect - a panenteric inflammation following localized abdominal surgery - is mediated by an immunological response involving resident intestinal macrophages, mesenteric dendritic cells and memory TH1 cells.

Recent publications

  • [Diagnosis and treatment of Dunbar syndrome].

    Schmerz (Berlin, Germany)

    Authors: Anna Woestemeier, Alexander Semaan, Jörg C Kalff, Philipp Lingohr

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  • β-adrenergic signaling triggers enteric glial reactivity and acute enteric gliosis during surgery.

    Journal of neuroinflammation

    Authors: Patrick Leven, Reiner Schneider, Linda Schneider, Shilpashree Mallesh, Pieter Vanden Berghe, Philipp Sasse, Jörg C Kalff, Sven Wehner

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  • Prognostic factors for the long term outcome after surgical celiac artery decompression in MALS.

    Orphanet journal of rare diseases

    Authors: Anna Woestemeier, Alexander Semaan, Andreas Block, Jan Arensmeyer, Jonas Dohmen, Alexander Kania, Frauke Verrel, Martin Mücke, Jörg C Kalff, Philipp Lingohr

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