Friedrich Douwes, MD

Medical Director and Clinic Founder

Dr. med. Friedrich Douwes
Dr. med. Friedrich Douwes

Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional activities
Medical School (Universities Marburg, Heidelberg, Zurich/Switzerland, Detroit/Michigan) and promotion (M.D.)
Philadelphia General Hospital: Internship/Residency
Hahnemann Universität, U.S.A.: Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology
University Hospital Göttingen, Medical Department: Residency
Board certificate Internal Medicine
University Hospital Göttingen: Senior physician oncological department;
Several publications pertaining to tumor biological problems and tumor immunological problems
Sonnenberg-Klinik, Bad Sooden-Allendorf: Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the fully licensed Hospital for Oncology, Hematology and Immunology
Veramed-Klinik Brannenburg: Medical Director and C.E.O. of the Hospital for Oncology, Hematology and Immunology
1991 to present
Medi-Therm Kliniken GmbH & Co. KG, Klinik St. Georg, Bad Aibling: Medical Director and C.E.O. of the Hospital for Oncology, Hematology and Immunology
Further Qualifications
  • Qualification ultrasound diagnostics
  • Qualification gastroscopy, rectoscopy, colonoscopy and duodenoscopy
  • Qualification diagnostic radiology
  • Assignee transfusion medicine according to hemotherapy guidelines
  • Additional title medicinal tumor therapy
Appointments and Activities
  • President of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Onkologie e.V (German Society for Oncology)
  • Founder and chairman of Freundeskreis ganzheitlicher Krebstherapie – Gesellschaft für gemeinnützige Krebshilfe e.V.
  • Post Editor Deutsches Journal für Onkologie (German Journal of Oncology; 1987 to 1991)
  • Post Scientific Board Chairman of Gesellschaft für biologische Krebstherapie e.V. (German Society for Oncology)
  • Vice President of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Onkologie (Austrian society for Oncology)
  • Appointment to the Senate of Forum Via Sanitas, Austria
  • Cooperation with Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial-People’s-Hospital, China
  • Cooperation witht Eo Life Co. Ltd., Taiwan
  • Professorship at the Steinbeis Business Academie/Steinbeis-Academy, Berlin
  • Research Award for groundbreaking clinical research in the field of oncology with cytoplasmic organ factors (1984; Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der makromolekularen Organo- und Immunotherapie e.V. / Society for the Exploration of the macromolecular organo- and immunotherapy e.V, Munich)
  • Awards for research and papers in hyperthermia, electro therapy in cancer patients (1995; Köhnlechner Award)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2013; The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine ACIM)
  • DGHT Award for the Assessment of Hyperthermia (2016; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hyperthermie e.V.)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to the Field of Lyme Disease (2017; Harvard Medical School)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Onkologie e.V. (German Society of Oncology)
  • Berufsverband deutscher Internisten (Association of German Internists)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Onkologie und Hämatologie (German Society of Oncology and Hematology)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hyperthermie e.V. (German Society for Hyperthermia)
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Onkologie (Austrian Society for Oncology)
  • Ärztliche Gesellschaft für Ozon-Anwendung in Prävention und Therapie e.V. (Medical Society for Ozone Application in Prevention and Therapy)
  • Europäischen Gesellschaft für angewandte Immunologie e.V. (European Society for Applied Immunology)
  • Verein für Selbsthilfe in der Krebsvorsorge und Krebsnachsorge Traunstein e.V. (Association for Self-help in Cancer Care)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin (German Society of Internal Medicine)
  • European Anti Aging Academy


Hyperthermia, immunology, electrotherapy in cancer patients
  • Phase 2 Study for the treatment of advanced pancreatic carcinoma with regional hyperthermia and cytostasis with mitomycin C and 5-fluorouracil / folinic acid.
  • Retrospective analysis in localized prostate cancer with transurethral hyperthermia and temporary, ablative hormone therapy.
  • Immunoregulation study at chron. Borreliosis with SWBH 2009.
    The effectiveness of extreme systemic whole body hyperthermia (SWBH) in the therapy of chronic borreliosis.
  • Treatment of malignant gliomas with ACNU / regional hyperthermia.
  • Treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy combined with regional hyperthermia.
  • Transurethral prostate resection (Floratos et al.) Transurethral microwave hyperthermia (Floratos et al. Transurethral electro-hyperthermia (Douwes et al.) N = 66.
  • Whole body hyperthermia in combination with carboplatin and cyclophosphamide to overcome multi-drug resistance (MDR) in patients with advanced ovarian cancer: A Retrospective Analysis.
  • Application study with vitamin C plus hyperthermia against cancer. High-dose intravenously administered vitamin C not only enhances the therapeutic effect of cytostatic tumor therapy but appears to work synergistically with whole body hyperthermia.
  • Clinical research on the improvement of therapy in brain tumors, prostate carcinomas, gastrointestinal tumors.
  • Application of various forms of hyperthermia in clinic and hospital, also in non-malignant diseases, e.g. Fibromyalgia. Infrared heat cabins for detoxification and immunomodulation, electrochemical therapy (ECT) in cancer.
  • Development of model studies for the evaluation of rehabilitation measures for cancer patients. Hartmut Keute / Friedrich Douwes area project owners, 1985 – 160 pages.
Study Participation
  • Prospective randomized study: chemotherapy versus chemotherapy plus “Biological Response Modifier” in metastatic colorectal carcinoma. Cancer occurrence 1986; 18: 155-163.
  • H. Sommer, G.J. Wiedemann, F.R.Douwes, A Randomized Phase II / III Trial Comparing Carboplatin-Ifosfamide (IC) IC-Chemotherapy Combined with Extreme Whole Body Hyperthermia in Patients with Recurrence of Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma: DOLPHIN-1-STUDY 2003 Dolphin Study.

In the Media

The work of Dr. Douwes was subject of numerous films aired on television, such as award-winning “Life with Cancer” by M. Linke . German, Norwegian, Australian and American television teams documented his work with cancer patients in films and reports. Many national and international reports followed (@ TV, B.TV, Focus-TV, ABC / USA, Hungarian TV, etc.).


Bad Aibling, 12.11.2022: It is with great sadness that we announce that a great person, doctor and founder of our clinic has passed away.
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