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Psychiatrist , researcher

Falk Christoph Kiefer, German psychiatrist, researcher. Achievements include research in psychoneuroendocrinologic regulation of alcohol craving and mood disturbances during withdrawal from alcohol; NMDA receptors role in alcohol withdrawal; discovery of leptin's impact for regulation of craving, psychopharmacology of addiction. Recipient award European College Neuropsychopharmacology.

Background

Kiefer, Falk Christoph was born on February 7, 1969 in Hannover, Germany. Son of Carl Jürgen and Magdalene Kiefer.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Medical University, Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany, 1996.

Career

Resident University Erlangen-Nuremburg, 1995-1996. Head division biology University Hamburg, Germany, 1997—2004. Professor psychiatry and addiction research University Heidelberg, Germany, since 2004.

Deputy director Central Institute Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany, since 2004. Consultant Psychobiologic Research Group, Hamburg, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in psychoneuroendocrinologic regulation of alcohol craving and mood disturbances during withdrawal from alcohol. NMDA receptors role in alcohol withdrawal. Discovery of leptin's impact for regulation of craving, psychopharmacology of addiction.

Membership

Fellow: World Psychiatric Association (awards). Member: Association European Psychiatrists.

Connections

Married Sandra Stein, October 25, 1996. Children: Konstantin, Cordula.

father:
Carl Jürgen

mother:
Magdalene Kiefer

spouse:
Sandra Stein

children:
Konstantin Kiefer

Cordula Kiefer