Dr. Marion Paul and Dr. Claudia Gerber-Schäfer are taking over the management of the Breast Center at the Vivantes Hospital „Am Urban“ as a double-headed team of chief physicians with immediate effect. They succeed Prof. Andree Faridi, who is leaving the company.
Dr. Marion Paul has been working for Vivantes since 2003. At that time, she helped establish the Breast Center at Vivantes Hospital „Am Urban“ as a senior physician. Since 2011, she has worked as deputy chief physician, senior consultant and quality management representative at the Vivantes Breast Center.
Dr. Claudia Gerber-Schäfer worked as a senior physician at Vivantes until 2014, then headed the Breast Center at Sankt Gertrauden Hospital for 3 years and now returns to the Vivantes Breast Center.
Oncoplastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and plastic breast surgery
In addition to oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery, medical tumor therapy, a wide range of aesthetic surgeries are part of the services offered by the Breast Center at Vivantes Hospital „Am Urban“.
The team consists of specialized physicians, nursing staff specially trained in breast diseases, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, radiation therapists, plastic surgeons, psychooncologists, physiotherapists, a study nurse and an art therapist.
Dr. Marion Paul, Chief Physician of the Vivantes Breast Center: "Together with a dedicated team, I am looking forward to offering our patients the best treatment for them and to breaking new ground in integrative medicine. In addition to state-of-the-art therapies, we offer, among other things, naturopathic procedures that improve the quality of life, reduce side effects and enable prevention before and after cancer."
Dr. Johannes Danckert, Managing Director Vivantes Hospital „Am Urban“: "With the team of chief physicians, the first of its kind at Vivantes and at the helm of a breast center in Germany, the professional expertise and holistic care of patients will be further expanded and sustainably strengthened. The Klinikum Am Urban is pleased to have won both physicians for this task."
Dr. Claudia Gerber-Schäfer, Chief Physician of the Vivantes Breast Center:"Back at my "previous place of work", I would like to advance the holistic treatment in oncology together with the staff and my chief physician colleague."
With our dedicated team, we want to offer our patients all the possibilities of modern diagnostics and therapy.
After training as a technical assistant for chemical and biological laboratories, Dr. Paul studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin. After her license to practice medicine in 2000, she worked as a physician for gynecology and obstetrics and trained as a special breast surgeon and psychooncologist. She was one of the first doctors in Germany to perform the minimally invasive sentinel lymph node method, which has since become a standard procedure for breast cancer. She also completed a master's degree in hospital management and has obtained the additional designation for naturopathy.
Dr. Marion Paul is married and has one daughter.
Dr. Claudia Gerber-Schäfer studied at the University of Freiburg. After her license to practice medicine in 1996, she worked as a physician for gynecology and obstetrics, first at the University Women's Clinic in Freiburg and since 2001 in Berlin. Since 2006, she has been focusing on senology and has trained as a special breast surgeon and in breast diagnostics.
Dr. Claudia Gerber-Schäfer is married and has two sons.
About the Vivantes Breast Center
The Vivantes Breast Center was certified in 2008 by the German Society for Senology (DGS) and the German Cancer Society (DKG) and is one of the largest breast centers in Germany. In addition, the German Association of Women's Self-Help after Cancer awarded the breast center for outstanding achievements in the care of breast cancer patients.