Frank Buttgereit is a senior consultant and deputy head of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the Charité, University Medicine in Berlin. He also directs a liaison research group at the Deutsche Rheuma-Forschungszentrum.
He studied Medicine at the Humboldt University Berlin, Charité, became Associate Professor/Senior Registrar in 1997, and has held the position of Professor of Rheumatology at the Charité since 2002. He has been appointed honorary professor for rheumatology at the Rosario University of Bogota, Colombia.
Dr. Buttgereit has expertise in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases, including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis and different forms of vasculitis. He is also internationally recognised for his work on mechanisms of glucocorticoid actions and on bioenergetics of immune functions and has been principal investigator in a variety of clinical studies on effects of anti-inflammatory agents in patients with rheumatic disease.
Dr. Buttgereit has been the recipient of research awards in 1988 (Humboldt price) and 2002 (Schuler award) and has received scholarships in 1990 (Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation), 1992-94 and 1996 (DAAD), and a BIH Clinical Fellowship (2017 – 2023). He was or is currently on the editorial board of several journals, including Ann Rheum Dis, Rheumatology, Arthritis Research & Therapy, Z Rheumatol and Inflammopharmacology, and author of moren than 380 publications.