René Gottschalk is the medical Director of the Department for Infection Control at the Public Health
Office of the city of Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Before studying medicine he worked in the
pharmaceutical industry as a biomedicine engineer.
Gottschalk is a medical specialist for internal medicine, infectious diseases and for public health.
Since 2002 he has been the head of the Centre of Competence for highly contagious diseases for the
state of Hesse in Germany. Additionally, he is an expert in the Interdisciplinary Network for
Biological Security at the Robert Koch Institute and also a member of the German Societies for
Internal Medicine, for Infectious Diseases, and for Public Health. Furthermore, he participates in
the Civil-Military Professional Group for Epidemic Protection at the Robert Koch Institute.
2005, he received his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) at the Faculty of Medicine
at Frankfurt University, where he formerly studied and has been licensed to practice medicine.
His research interests are focused on viral hemorrhagic fevers and other highly contagious diseases,
on public health issues, and on bioterrorism.
Department of Infection Control
Braubachstr. 18 - 22