Peter Alken Born in 1942 in Berlin, he studied Chemistry and Medicine and got a complete medical education as a surgeon and as an Urologist.The main interest in his urological career was Urolithiasis.
Born in 1942 in Berlin, he studied Chemistry and Medicine and got a complete medical education as a surgeon and as an Urologist.
The main interest in his urological career was Urolithiasis. He is known for developing in the late 70es the full range of percutaneous nephrolithotomy as it was applied worldwide and was recently published in the Centennial Issue of the Journal of Urology 2017 (J Urol. 2017 Feb;197(2S):S154-S157).
He was Professor of Urology and head and chairman of the urological university clinic Mannheim, Heidelberg Medical School from 1987 until his retirement in 2008. From his urological school graduated sixteen Head of German Urological departments and four University Chairmen.
He stimulated research in nearly every aspect of Urology documented by 375 peer reviewed publications.
He served many duties in national and international organisations like the German research foundation (DFG), the EORTC or the European Association of Urology (EAU). He was board member and president of the German society of Urology (DGU), is an honorary member of several Urological Societies and was rewarded many prices and honours in his urological career.
He is an internationally well respected urologist, father of five children, married to Elisabeth Alken MD and a good friend to many.