Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984 – 1990
    Studied medicine in the Faculty of Medicine (Charité), at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  • 1988
    Diplom degree (Dipl.-Med., with "magna cum laude")

  • 1990
    State examination, licence to practise medicine

  • 1990 – 1997
    Junior doctor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Charité

  • 1991
    Dissertation (Dr. med.) with "summa cum laude"

  • 1997
    Specialisation authorised (specialist in internal medicine)

  • 2000
    Authorisation for specialisation in the branch of rheumatology

  • 2001
    Visiting researcher at the University of California Los Angeles, Dept. Rheumatology (Director: Prof. B.H. Hahn), USA

  • 2003
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine (Charité) and authorisation to teach, appointed private lecturer and senior consultant, Humboldt University, Berlin

  • 2006
    Additional specialisation in physical medicine

  • 2006
    Billing authorisation for laboratory work

  • 2010
    Professor by special appointment at the Charité

  • since 2015
    Chair of Rheumatology and inflammatory systemic diseases; Hospital director

Selected publications

  • See entry in Pubmed under Riemekasten-G


Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator for a German Research Foundation (DFG) research project, and for a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) review board member

  • Elected member of the European Scleroderma Trial and Research (EUSTAR) Board

  • Spokesperson for the German Rheumatology Association (DGRh) Student Training Committee

  • Elected member of the advisory board to the DGRh

  • Junior recruitment committee at the Charité

  • Elected board member of the German Network for Systemic Scleroderma (DNSS)

Additional qualifications

  • Senior consultant, director of the day clinic at the Medical Department, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  • Principal investigator for clinical studies


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 2 children


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