​​​​The Hepatology Department offers the most modern examination methods and treatment options for patients with diseases of the liver. Outpatient treatment is provided in the Hepatology Outpatient Clinic, the Liver Cancer Center and the Liver Transplant Outpatient Clinic. Inpatient treatment takes place on our ward G 3.2. The care of patients with acute liver failure is coordinated by the Liver Transplant Outpatient Clinic.

Information about the department


Liver disease often does not cause pain, but elevated liver values can be an alarm signal that should be investigated further. A persistent elevation of liver values indicates the presence of chronic liver disease. Chronic liver disease can lead to cirrhosis (scarred liver) and liver cancer, making it one of the leading causes of death in Western industrialized countries. Nowadays, a cure or regression of chronic liver changes can be achieved in the majority of cases, especially if the disease is detected at an early stage.

Therefore, one focus of our facility is the professional and comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with elevated liver values and liver diseases. Ultrasound technologies such as Fibroscan and ARFI make it possible to easily assess the extent of liver damage. As a result, liver puncture can be avoided in many cases.

With the goal of making the most current therapeutic options immediately available to our patients and thereby continuously improving treatment, we are conducting numerous national and international studies, particularly in the areas of viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, genetic liver disease, fatty liver and liver cancer (HCC). In advanced liver disease (cirrhosis with and without decompensation, HCC), liver transplantation is the only life-saving measure.

Modern diagnostic procedures are available in the liver outpatient clinic for the treatment of patients. Inpatient treatment takes place on our ward G 3.2. We attach great importance to detailed and personal consultation with our patients as well as individual and interdisciplinary therapy concepts, e.g. with our ultrasound unit and interdisciplinary endoscopy, the Department of Radiology or the Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery. Thus, proven treatment methods are combined with innovative therapeutic procedures in our range of services - for the benefit and well-being of our patients!​

Information for referring physicians


​​Dr. med. Adam Herber
Senior Physician Transplant Outpatient Clinic

Phone: 0341 - 97 17280


Ward G 3.2
Admitting Physician
Phone: 0341 - 97 20406

INPATIENT Admission​

​​Tanita Theiler
Case Manager Ward

Phone: 0341 - 97 11353

Outpatient presentation

Savina Vieweg
Case Manager Outpatient Department
Phone: 0341 - 97 24832


  • ​Elevated liver enzymes
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Viral liver disease 
    - Hepatitis A
    - Hepatitis B/D
    - Hepatitis C
    - Hepatitis E
  • ​Fatty liver disease
    - Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NAFLD, NASH)
    - Alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH)
  • Autoimmune liver disease
    - Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)
    - Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)
    - Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
    - IgG4-associated cholangiopathy and hepatitis
    - Overlap syndromes (AIH/PBC; AIH/PSC; IgG4-associated AIH)
  • ​Genetic diseases of the liver and bile ducts
    - Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC)
    - Familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC)
    - Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
    - Cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis)
    - Turner syndrome
  • ​Toxic damage to the liver from drugs or environmental toxins
  • Fungal poisoning with liver involvement
  • Liver remodeling/liver cirrhosis
  • Complications of cirrhosis
    - Ascites
    - Esophageal varices
    - Hepatorenal syndrome
    - Hepatopulmonary syndrome
    - Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Acute and acute on chronic liver failure
  • ​Tumors of the liver
    - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
    - Cancer of the biliary tract (cholangiocarcinoma, CCC)
    - Benign liver tumours (focal nodular hyperplasia, FNH; adenomas, etc.)
    - Liver cysts and polycystic liver disease
  • Liver transplantation
    - Consultation and preparatory investigations​​

Information about your hospital stay

Information about your inpatient hospital stay can be found here.​

Outpatient clinic


​​HEPATOLOGY outpatient clinic​​​

Consulting hours:​Monday to Friday: 8 am - 12.00 pm and 14 pm - 15.30 ​​pm
​Address: Hepatology outpatient clinic
Medical Deparment II - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Pneumology
Liebigstraße 20, 04103 Leipzig
House 4, ground floor, waiting area 4​
Appointment: 0341 - 97 12961​​
​Description​​:​Patients with acute and chronic diseases of the liver are treated in the special liver disease consultation. Special emphasis is placed on the treatment of patients with unclearly elevated liver values, viral liver diseases, as well as autoimmune and genetic diseases of the liver and bile ducts. In collaboration with the Institute of Genetics, we offer comprehensive molecular and genetic diagnostics to detect and treat rare disease of the liver. Patients with cirrhosis of the liver are closely monitored to prevent the progression of the disease as much as possible and to detect complications in time. Patients with cancers of the liver are treated in our special oncology consultation in the Liver Cancer Center.​​​


Consulting hours​:​Monday to Friday: 8 am - 3.30 pm
​Address: Transplant outpatient clinic
Medical Deparment II - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Pneumology
Liebigstraße 20, 04103 Leipzig
House 4, ground floor, waiting area 22
Appointment: 0341 - ​97 17280
​Description:In the interdisciplinary liver transplant outpatient clinic, all patients are treated who are being prepared for a liver transplant due to acute or chronic liver disease, are on the waiting list for a liver transplant, or have already been transplanted. All questions regarding the necessity and possibilities of a liver transplantation are discussed.


Consulting hours:​Monday to Friday: 8 am - 3.30 pm​
​Add​ress: Clinical study outpatient clinic​
Medical Deparment II - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Pneumology
Liebigstrasse 20, 04103 Leipzig
House 4, ground floor, room F.0077
Appointment: 0341 - 97 12474​
​Description:Clinical trials to investigate new treatment options for diseases of the liver are conducted in our center as part of national and international research projects. If you would like to participate in a clinical trial, please make an appointment at our hepatology outpatient clinic. The medical colleagues will be pleased to discuss with you the possibilities and questions related to a potential ​study participation.


Clinical studies

The Hepatology Division is actively involved in conducting national and international clinical trials to improve the diagnostic and treatment options for patients with diseases of the liver and bile ducts. General information about clinical trials can be found here.​



Carolin Kufs
Study coordinator

​​Telefon: 0341 - 97 12328
Fax:      0341 - 97 12228
E-Mail:  carolin.kufs@uniklinik-leipzig.de

Our team

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Berg

Head of Hepatology
Secretary General of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

E-Mail:  thomas.berg@uniklinik-leipzig.de


​Stefanie Frank

Phone:  0341 - 97 12330
Fax:      0341 - 97 12339
E-Mail:  stefanie.frank@uniklinik-leipzig.de


​Kathrin Cremer

Phone:  0341 - 97 12330
Fax:      0341 - 97 12339
E-Mail:  kathrin.cremer@uniklinik-leipzig.de

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Wiegand 
Senior consultant
Ward G 3.2
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
Additional qualification in emergency medicine

Sonography DEGUM level II​

E-Mail:  johannes.wiegand@uniklinik-leipzig.de

Prof. Dr. med. Florian van Bömmel 
Senior consultant
Hepatology outpatient clinic and Liver Cancer Center
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Additional qualification in nutritional medicine​

E-Mail:  florian.vanboemmel@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A2637.jpgDr. med. Adam Herber
Senior consultant
Transplant outpatient clinic​​
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

E-Mail:  adam.herber@uniklinik-leipzig.de


Dr. med. Florian Gerhardt
Consultant for Internal Medicine

E-Mail:  florian.gerhardt@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A6019.jpgDr. med. Aaron Schindler

Consultant for Internal Medicine

E-Mail:  aaron.schindler@uniklinik-leipzig.de


​Dr. med. Toni Herta
Consultant for Internal Medicine

E-Mail:  toni.herta@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A6883.jpgDr. med. Rhea Veelken
Consultant for Internal Medicine

E-Mail:  rhea.veelken@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A9031.jpg​Jonas Schumacher

Resident physician

E-Mail:  jonas.schumacher@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A5661.jpgRami Al-Sayegh
Resident physician

E-Mail:  rami.al-sayegh@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A0786.jpg​​​​Sabine Lieb
Resident physician

E-Mail:  sabine.lieb@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A0106.jpg​​Dr. med. Magdalena Hahn
Resident physician

E-Mail:  magdalena.hahn@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A9940_1.jpgDr. med. Johannes Niemeyer
Resident physician​

E-Mail:  johannes.niemeyer@uniklinik-leipzig.de

A94A0834.jpgRomy Winkler
Resident physician​

E-Mail:  romy.winkler@uniklinik-leipzig.de

​Dr. med. Eva Katharina Messer
R​esident physician

E-Mail:  eva.messer@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Bild Savina Vieweg.jpg​Savina Vieweg
Case manager

E-Mail:  savina.vieweg@uniklinik-leipzig.de


​Charlotte Kempf
Case manager

E-Mail:  charlotte.kempf@uniklinik-leipzig.de


Head Nurses / senior caregiver​

​​Nicole Kranz
Ward G 3.2 - Gastroenterology / Hepatology

Phone: 0341 - 97 12252
E-Mail:  nicole.kranz@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Heiko Kranz
Interdisciplinary Central Endoscopy and Interdisciplinary Ultrasound Unit​
Phone: 0341 - 97 12221


Liver cancer centre

For information about the liver cancer centre please visit the centre's website​.​​​



​The Hepatology Divison is actively involved in organizing and conducting courses for students of human medicine and dentistry.

  • Semester main lecture human medicine
  • ​​Lecture Series Internal Medicine for Dentists
  • Teaching at the bedside
  • Introduction to clinical medicine​
  • Examination course 5th semester human medicine ("tapping course")
  • Classes for PJ students
  • Electives "Translational Hepatology HCC" and "Translational Hepatology Liver Cirrhosis"

It is possible to do clinical traineeships or PJ-tertials in our clinic. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact our teaching staff.​

CONTACT persons

Professor Dr. med. Florian van Bömmel
Teaching contact for hum​an medicine
E-Mail: florian.vanbömmel@uniklinik-leipzig.de

​​Dr. med. Toni Herta
Teaching contact for internal medicine for dentists
E-Mail: toni.herta@unikinik-leipzig.de

Research laboratory


Information about our research laboratory is available here​.​

News and events


  • ​Here you will be informed about upcoming events of our clinic. Currently, no event is planned.​


  • ​​11th Leipzig Physician-Patient Seminar for the German Liver Day 2022 "Totally Central - the Liver!", November 2022​; link to the video​
  • ​10th Patient Day Liver Transplantation, November 2022​; link to the video​
  • ​​PBC in Motion - Care of PBC patients: consistent risk stratification needed, April 2022; link to the video​ .​

Advice for applicants

The Hepatology Division offers full training to become a specialist in internal medicine. The training is structured with rotations in selected areas of internal medicine, intensive care and the emergency center. ​

In cooperation with the gastroenterology department, the specialization to become a gastroenterologist can be carried out entirely at our hospital. For this purpose, training is provided in the Interdisciplinary Central Ultrasound Unit and the Interdisciplinary Central Endoscopy Unit.

A main focus of the training in the field of hepatology is the instruction to independently conduct clinical and basic research projects. The Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig offers support programs to allow freedom for scientific work in addition to clinical duties. In the weekly Journal Club, students learn how to critically examine scientific publications.​

​Please feel free to ​​If you have any questions about your application, please send an email ​to leber@medizin.uni-leipzig.de


Office Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Berg
Leipzig University Hospital
Medical Deparment II - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Pneumology
Section of Hepatology
Liebigstraße 20

04103 Leipzig

Liebigstr. 20 (Haus 4), Liebigstr. 22 (Haus 7)
04103 Leipzig
0341 - 97 12200
0341 - 97 12569