Comprehensive Centers of Inflammation Medicine (CCIM)


The Comprehensive Centers for Inflammation Medicine (CCIM) are large outpatient clinics for inflammatory diseases at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel and Lübeck. Through close cooperation between different specialists, they enable the best possible patient care. The goal of the centers is to facilitate interdisciplinary treatment of patients with serious chronic inflammatory diseases as efficiently and quickly as possible.

The CCIMs are also responsible for the creation and characterization of clinical cohorts for research purposes, and provide access to new treatments and diagnostic approaches, most of which have been developed in the predecessor cluster "Inflammation at Interfaces".

Systemic approach and individual treatment

These institutions are unique in Germany: since 2009, patients with multiple, partly non-specific inflammatory diseases can find all the specialists they need in one place, from specialists in internal medicine to gastroenterologists, dermatologists, pneumologists and cardiologists, right through to neurologists, rheumatologists and dentists. The patients are discussed in so-called case conferences, where the doctors meet and discuss the patient cases on an interdisciplinary basis. The treatment decision is made jointly by all the specialists.

Access to the latest treatment options

The attending physicians are in close and regular contact with the fundamental researchers of the Cluster of Excellence, who in complicated cases conduct additional genetic testing, for example. Patients are thus always treated and cared for using the latest medical options. In addition, the doctors at the CCIMs carry out numerous large-scale clinical studies on inflammatory diseases. This allows new anti-inflammatory treatments and innovative substances to be used here first.

The clinics are open to all patients from the whole of Germany and abroad who are suffering from chronic inflammation of at least one organ.

More information:

Visit the web presence of the Comprehensive Centers for Inflammation Medicine (CCIM)


Contact to the CCIM in Kiel:

Exzellenzzentrum Entzündungsmedizin
UKSH - Campus Kiel
Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, Haus K1
24105 Kiel
Telefon: +49 431 500-22230 / -22337


PD Dr. med. Laura Katharina Sievers

Deputy Head

Prof. Dr. S. Nikolaus

Contact to the CCIM in Lübeck:

Exzellenzzentrum Entzündungsmedizin
UKSH - Campus Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160, Haus 50
23538 Lübeck
Patientent admissions
Telefon: +49 451 500-41620


Prof. Dr. med. Diamant Thaçi

Deputy Head

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Lamprecht