Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Palliative Care Centre, Malteser Hospital Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, D-53127 Bonn, Germany
Professor Lukas Radbruch is the chair of palliative medicine at the University of Bonn, in the Western part of Germany. He has been the first chair of palliative medicine at the RWTH Aachen University in Aachen from 2003-2010. Professor Radbruch attended medical school in Bonn, Germany, specialized in anaesthesiology and completed his habilitation (the German equivalent of a PhD) in 2000 in Cologne.
He is former-president of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), a board member of the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), a member of the International Faculty of the Institute of Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and a member of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Board, the EAPC Research Network Steering Committee and the Expert Commission of the German Narcotic Control Agency. He also is editor of Der Schmerz (Impact factor 1.4).
Symptom assessment, opioid treatment, fatigue, cachexia and ethical issues in palliative care.