Prof. Dr. med. Wieland Kiess

Prof. Dr. med. Wieland Kiess

Personal information

Kiess, Wieland, Prof. Dr. med.
Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty
Leipzig University (UL)

Current position

Professor for Pediatrics, Director of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Leipzig Medical Center (since 1998)

Role within partner site

LIFE Child, pediatrician with central expertise in developmental aspects of child health;

Relevant work experience

Pediatrician scientist;

2014– Foreign Adjunct Professor in Pediatrics at the Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden

2009 Visiting Professor, Royal Children´s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

2002–2005 Dean of the Medical Faculty of Leipzig University

2009–2012 Medical and Scientific Head of the Department of Women and Pediatric Medicine

Professional background

1994–1997 Senior lecturer, Giessen

1994 Certification as Diabetologist (DDG)

1993 Habilitation in Pediatrics (LMU Munich)

1992–1993 Senior physician and lecturer, Munich

1992 Board certification in Pediatrics at the University’s Children Hospital Munich and at the National Cancer Institute, Metabolism Branch Endocrine Section, Bethesda, MD, USA

1985-88 Fellow and visiting scientist, National Cancer Institute, Metabolism Branch Endocrine Section, Bethesda, MD, USA

1984 Medical Thesis (LMU Munich)

1977–1983 Medical School, Tübingen University and LMU Munich

Main research focus

Extensive expertise in areas of basic sciences (cell biology, hormone and signaling molecules) and clinical research on child health and development (children with chronic diseases, psycho-social dimensions);


5 out of 882; WOS h-index 71

Bussler S, …, Kiess W et al (2018). New pediatric percentiles of liver enzyme serum levels (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, γ‐glutamyltransferase): Effects of age, sex, body mass index, and pubertal stage. Hepatology 68:1319–1330.

Poulain T, …, Kiess W et al (2017). The LIFE Child study: a population-based perinatal and pediatric cohort in Germany. Eur J Epidemiol 32:145–158.

Garten, A, …, Kiess W (2015). Physiological and pathophysiological roles of NAMPT and NAD metabolism. Nat Rev Endocrinol 11:535–546. (~200 citations)

Syrbe S, …, Kiess W et al (2015). De novo loss-or gain-of-function mutations in KCNA2 cause epileptic encephalopathy. Nat Genet 47:393–399.

Kiess W et al (1987). An antibody that blocks insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding to the type II IGF receptor is neither an agonist nor an inhibitor of IGF-stimulated biologic responses in L6 myoblasts. J Biol Chem 262:12745–12751.

Additional information

Awards: DAG-Medal (German Society for the Study of Obesity, 2018), Andrea Prader Prize for life time achievements (European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology, 2016), Robert Vines Lecture (Australian Pediatric Endocrine Group, 2016), Adalbert-Czerny-Prize (German Society of Pediatrics, 1994), Marius-Tausk-Förderpreis (German Society of Endocrinology, 1985); Societies: President of the 30th Meeting of the German Society for the Study of Obesity (2014), President 51st Meeting, European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (2012), President 41st l Meeting of the German Diabetes Society (2006), President German Diabetes Society (2003–2005), Conference President of the German Society for Pediatrics and Child Health (2002), Treasurer European-Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (1999–2009);


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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