Dr. Schmidt Wolfgang, Germany


Wolfgang Schmidt was born in Berlin, Germany, and received his medical education at the Free University in Berlin. He worked in internal medicine focusing on intensive care medicine and gastroenterology from 1983-1993. 

Dr. Schmidt became a senior physician at the Medical Centre for Rheumatology in Berlin-Buch, and received his rheumatology degree in 1996, and has been the local director since 2005. His scientific work focuses on musculoskeletal ultrasound and on imaging in vasculitis. Dr. Schmidt has been teaching at many ultrasound courses around the world. He completed habilitation in 2002 and became a professor at the Free and Humboldt Universities in Berlin in 2010.

Wolfgang Schmidt was born in Berlin, Germany, and received his medical education at Free University in Berlin. He worked in internal medicine in Berlin-Zehlendorf hospital, focusing on gastroenterology and intensive care medicine from 1983-1993, receiving his degree in internal medicine in 1989 and emergency medicine in 1992. In 1993, he became a senior physician at Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin, Medical Centre for Rheumatology in Berlin-Buch and received his rheumatology degree in 1996. Since 2005 he has been deputy director and rheumatology fellowship director of this hospital. 

His scientific work focuses on musculoskeletal ultrasound and imaging in vasculitis. He completed habilitation in 2002 and became a professor of Free and Humboldt Universities in Berlin in 2010.

From 1999 to 2009, he conducted ultrasound workshops at annual ACR meetings. He is teaching ultrasound courses worldwide. He organized EULAR ultrasound courses in 2002, 2004, and 2012 and initiated the Eular Ultrasound Trainer Courses in 2012. He is a member of the Eular Education Committee and has Eular ultrasound teaching level II, DEGUM, and EFSUM levels III (highest levels, respectively). He has been leading several projects of the OMERACT ultrasound group.