School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Interim Dean


Prof. Dr. Martina Kadmon 

Prof. Dr. Martina Kadmon is professor for medical education and educational research at the Oldenburg Medical School since November 2014. She has been a general surgery specialist since 1996 and completed a postgraduate master program in medical education (MME) at Bern University, Switzerland, in 2008. She was then promoted in the the field of surgery at the University of Heidelberg in 2010. Her main scientific interests in educational research are (i) competency-based medical education, (ii) faculty development programs and their impact on education, (iii) quality assurance in medical training and (iv) the impact of different selection criteria for academic success in medical training. She established and headed the coordination office for the German Medical Student Admission Test (TMS) affiliated with the Heidelberg Medical Faculty.

In addition to her position as professor for medical education, Prof. Kadmon is a general surgery consultant at the Klinikum Oldenburg with a special expertise in the care and counseling of patients with hereditary colon cancer and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.

As of August 2016, she provisionally took over the position of dean of  the medical faculty. Before that, she had been dean of academic affairs. 

Vice Dean


Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang

Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang is professor of neurogenetics at the University of Oldenburg. After having obtained his doctoral degree in biology from the University of Stuttgart, he worked as a researcher at the Institute Jacques Monod at the University of Paris VII, at the University of Tokushima (Japan), the Freiburg University Hospital and at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. In 2005, he obtained his Habilitation from the University of Kaiserslautern. Since 2007, he has been professor at the University of Oldenburg, where he established the Research Group for Neurogenetics. For a number of years, Prof. Nothwang led the study committee for biology. He is the founding director of the Department of Neurosciences.

As of October 2016, Prof. Nothwang took over the position of vice dean for affairs concerning the Oldenburg-Groningen cooperation and for structural matters.

Vice Dean


Prof. Dr. Alexandra Philipsen

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Philipsen has been professor for psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as director of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Karl-Jaspers-Klinik in Bad Zwischenahn since October 2014.

She studied medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, where she completed her doctoral dissertation on the topic of Botulinum toxin in spastic and dystonic movement disorders in childhood age.  After having completed her specialist medical training, she obtained her Habilitation on the aetiopathogenesis and the treatment of ADHD in adults. Her main research interests are the neurobiological mechanisms of the regulation of emotion and impulse control, as well as the development and evaluation of new therapies for treating ADHD in adults and borderline disorder. She is a member of numerous research associations.

As of October 2016, Prof. Philipsen took over the position of vice dean for clinical affairs.

Vice Dean


Prof. Dr. Christiane THiel

Prof. Dr. Christiane Thiel studied psychology and neuroscience at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Sheffield (UK) and Düsseldorf. After receiving her PhD from the University of Düsseldorf, she joined the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience in London and the Research Center Jülich. Since 2005, she has been Professor of Biological Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Christiane Thiel is member of several coordinated research programmes, including the cluster of excellence Hearing4all and active in several university committees.

As of October 2016, she took over the position of vice dean for research. 

Dean of Academic Affairs

PROF. DR. Dr. Klaus P. Kohse

Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus P. Kohse studied chemistry and medicine at the universities of Bochum, Essen, Ulm and Tübingen, and obtained a doctoral degree in both fields. He completed his specialist medical training in laboratory medicine and clinical chemistry at the Nephrology Department at the Ulm University Hospital and the Department for Clinical Chemistry at the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart. He was a postdoctoral fellow (1987/88) at the Department of Pharmacology and Medicine at Stanford University Medical School. In 1995, he obtained his Habilitation in clinical chemistry and pathobiochemisty at the University of Ulm.

Since 1992, Klaus Kohse has been director of the Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Microbiology at the Klinikum Oldenburg.  Since 2013, he has been professor for clinical chemistry and pathochemistry at the Faculty for Medicine and Health Sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.

He has been committed to the project of the European Medical School for more than 10 years; since the school’s foundation through his teaching in his fields of expertise. In October 2016, he took over the position of study dean.