University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf,  Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, University Obesity Center and

Diabetes Center Hamburg West


1991-1998: Medical School University of Hamburg and University of Toronto

1999-2001: Postdoctoral Research at Biochemical Research Department Addenbrook's   Hospital, Cambridge, UK and Biochemical Lab University of Hamburg

2006: Consultant Internal Medicine

2007: Consultant Endocrinology and Diabetology, Head of Obesity Center

Since 2012: Chief Physician and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetology Department

2017: Professor for Diabetology at University of Hamburg

Research Areas

  • Genetics of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Physiologic Effects of Metabolic Surgery
  • Implementation of Clinical Study Results in Guidelines nd Reception of Guidelines in Clinical Practice (Innovation Fund Project)
  • Clinical Studies in Type 2 Diabetes: Phase II-IV / PI and National Lead (GLP-1 RA, SGLT2-Inhibitors and others) / Investigator Initiated Trials
  • Reviewer for multiple scientific magazines (f. ex. Diabetes Care, Diabetologica)
  • Currently published more than 70 papers in national and international peer reviewed journals


  • President of the German Obesity Association
  • Member of the Executive Board German Diabetes Association
  • Speaker Obesity Commission of the German Diabetes Association
  • President of the Annual Diabetes Fall Meeting 2018
  • President of the Annual Conference of the German Diabetes Association 2022 (DDG)
  • German Representative to EMA for Typ 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Mandate Carrier National Care Guidelines Typ 2 Diabetes, Practice Guidelines "Therapy of Typ2 Diabetes" and S3 Guidelines Metabolic Surgery, S3 Guidelines Diagnosis and Therapy of Obesity



Prof. Dr. med. Jens Aberle