Center of Clinical Anatomy

Center of Clinical Anatomy


The Centre of Clinical Anatomy at the Anatomical Institute of the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel was founded by Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Tillmann in 1994. It is considered to be the first institution of its kind in Germany to offer medical training courses and advanced education in close cooperation between anatomists and clinicians.


The technical progress in medical sciences and health care professions require specialised anatomical knowledge to develope and train innovative therapeutic concepts and surgical procedures. The Centre of Clinical Anatomy endeavours to meet the national and international demands for postgraduate continuing education by providing the following modules:

  • lectures on clinically oriented anatomy
  • demonstration and hands-on study of predissected anatomical specimens
  • surgical procedures performed on human body donors
  • anatomical specimens for research and development purposes



  • postgraduate education for medical doctors and health care professionals
  • training courses for specific surgical procedures
  • instructional courses for medical companies
  • development and testing of surgical procedures, instruments and implants



  • scientific collection of anatomical specimens
  • predissected anatomical specimens for demonstration
  • airconditioned operating theatre with mobile operating table, lighting and camera
  • laparoscopy and arthroscopy tower
  • mobile x-ray equipment (C-arm)
  • video systems with recording and transmission of surgical procedures
  • conference room with multimedia facilities
  • macroscopic laboratory with digital photography unit
  • dissection halls with mobile operating tables and lighting
  • cleaning and disinfection device
  • special embalming techniques for soft tissue surgery
  • trained technical staff


Main Topics

  • laparoscopic procedures
  • arthroscopic procedures
  • endoscopic procedures
  • general and visceral surgery
  • pelvic floor surgery
  • gynecologic surgery
  • urologic surgery
  • trauma surgery
  • hand surgery
  • neurosurgery
  • spinal surgery
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • rhinoscopic surgery
  • dental implantology



Prof. Dr. Thilo Wedel
Center of Clinical Anatomy
Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel
Otto-Hahn-Platz 8
D - 24118 Kiel
Tel: +49 431 880-2489

Prof. Dr. Bodo Kurz
Center of Clinical Anatomy
Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel
Otto-Hahn-Platz 8
D - 24118 Kiel
Tel: +49 431 880-3080