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Meet the Director

Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Frank M. Bengel



Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine


Dr. Bengel received his medical degree from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen / Germany and pursued training in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology at the Technical University of Munich / Germany, under the mentorship of Dr. Markus Schwaiger. He joined the faculty of the Technical University in Munich in 2002, before moving to Johns Hopkins University in Dec 2005. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bengel served on the faculty as an Associate  Professor of Radiology and Medicine and as the Director of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine for 5 years. On Jan 1st, 2011, he started his term as the Director of Nuclear Medicine at Hannover Medical School.


Dr. Bengel has contributed pioneering scientific work to the field of positron emission tomography and molecular imaging. His research focus has been on the development and implementation of molecular-targeted imaging approaches for specific characterization of biologic mechanisms and for monitoring of novel gene- and cell-based therapies in the cardiovascular system. He has published numerous original contributions to peer-reviewed journals, incl. leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Bengel is on several editorial boards, incl. the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Additionally, he holds several honorary positions on boards of national and international societies active in molecular imaging.


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Department of Nuclear Medicine

Hannover Medical School

Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1

D-30625 Hannover

Tel. +49-(0)511-532-2577

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