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Michel Eichelbaum

Retired since January 1, 2007

Medical Specialities: Internal Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology

Date of Birth
19. May, 1941, Leipzig

Marital Status: 



  • Medical School, University of Heidelberg (1960 – 1966)
  • M.D. thesis University of Heidelberg (1968)

Medical Training


  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics (1966 – 1968)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Universities of Giessen and Bonn (1968 – 1975)

Professional activities

  • Attending physician and Associate Profeessor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at the Department of Medicine, University of Bonn (1976 – 1985)
  • Director of the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Stuttgart/Germany (1985 – 2006)
  • Professor and Chairman of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Tübingen (1996 – 2006)
  • Adjunct Professor with the University of Adelaide, Australia (2001)

Research fellowships


  • Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology, National Heart and Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA with Drs. B.B.Brodie and J.R.Gillette (1970 – 1971)
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden with Prof.F. Sjöqvist (1973 – 1974)
  • Visiting Professor Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, University of Adelaide, Australia (1955 – 1996)



  • Paul-Martini Award (1976)
  • Homburg Prize (1979)
  • Paul-Edvard Poulsson Award of the Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (1983)
  • Paul-Martini Medal (1983)
  • Dr. Robert-Pfleger Prize (1988)
  • William N. Creasy Award and Visiting Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, University of Colorado, Denver (1990)
  • Rudolf Buchheim prize lecture of the German Society of experimental and clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (1991)
  • Galenus-von-Pergamon-Prize (2001)
  • Clinical Science Lecture of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (2001)
  • Börje Uvnäs Lecture, Stockholm (2001)
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, Germany (2001)
  • Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts, Mainz, Germany (2003)
  • 1st Tennessee Visiting Professor of the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, USA (2004)
  • Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lectureship Award Vanderbilt University Medical School (2006)
  • Schmiedeberg-Plaque, given by the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (2008)
  • 10th Heymans Lecture of the Royal Belium Academy of Medicine, Brussels 2008
  • Oscar B. Hunter Career Award in Therapeutics, given at the ASCPT Annual Meeting (2015)
  • EACPT Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)
  • Honorary degree of doctor medicinae honoris causa ( at the University of Southern Denmark (2015)

Professional Societies and Activities


  • Germany Society of Internal Medicine
  • German Society of experimental and clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, Germany and the Academy of Sciences and Arts in Mainz, Germany
  • European Editor of "Pharmacogenetics and Genomics"
  • Editor of “Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology” series, Springer Heidelberg

Research areas
Pharmacogenetics of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporter proteins, stereoselective aspects of drug metabolism and drug action, use of stable isotopes in clinical pharmacology, intestinal metabolism and transport of drugs.

ISI Highly Cited
highly cited, pharmacology

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. h.c. Michel Eichelbaum

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