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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

  • Study Protocol of a Randomized, Two-Arm, Phase I/II Trial Investigating the Feasibility, Safety, and Efficacy of Local Treatment with US-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound in Combination with Palliative Chemotherapy in Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer.

    Journal of clinical medicine

    Authors: Milka Marinova, David-Alexis Khouri, Jim Küppers, Olga Ramig, Holger M Strunk, Johannes Breuers, Julia Fazaal, Christine Fuhrmann, Martin Coenen, Christian Möhring, Taotao Zhou, Xin Zhou, Thomas Anhalt, Farsaneh Sadeghlar, Marcus Thudium, Rupert Conrad, Georg Feldmann, Peter Brossart, Tim R Glowka, Jörg C Kalff, Markus Essler, Christian P Strassburg, Yon-Dschun Ko, Ingo G H Schmidt-Wolf, Maria Gonzalez-Carmona

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  • Life on the line - Incidence and management of central venous catheter complications in intestinal failure.

    Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland)

    Authors: Franziska Jahns, Annekristin Hausen, Peter Keller, Verena Stolz, Jörg C Kalff, Daniel Kuetting, Martin W von Websky

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  • [The new continuing education regulations-A challenge for visceral surgery : Results of a survey among DGAV members and solution strategies of the Young Surgeons].

    Chirurgie (Heidelberg, Germany)

    Authors: Josefine Schardey, Florentine Hüttl, Anne Jacobsen, Stefanie Brunner, Verena Tripke, Ulrich Wirth, Jens Werner, Jörg C Kalff, Nils Sommer, Tobias Huber

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