Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Barthlen

Pediatric Surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Barthlen

Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Barthlen is an internationally recognised specialist in pediatric surgery. He is the Medical Director of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Greifswald.


  • Cooperative Alliance in Congenital Hyperinsulinism (COACH)
  • Hyperinsulinism Germany International
  • German Society of Surgery (DGCH)
  • German Society for Pediatric Surgery (DGKCH)
  • Berlin Surgical Society
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
  • European Association of Pediatric Surgeons (EUPSA)
  • Purple light and laughter for Sick Children, efficiency in Medicine
  • Professional Association of German Surgeons
  • Surgical Working Group for acute pain
  • Association of Children Surgical Oncology
  • Association of Pediatric Urology
  • Association of minimally invasive surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Barthlen’s  special interests include congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) and pediatric urology and pediatric oncology.


Prof. Dr. med. Barthlen has published more than 50 articles in the context of his long career. Furthermore, he has written 3 books and given numerous conference proceedings.


Since 2008 Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Pediatric Surgery Medical University of Greifswald
2002-2007 Senior Physician of Pediatric Surgery, Charité Berlin (Prof. Mau)
1996-2001 Specialist training Paediatric Surgery in Tübingen and Hannover
1987-1995 Specialist training in surgery Munich
1986 Research stay in Marburg / Lahn
1980-1985 MD PhD from Universities of Berlin, Munich and London