Dr. E. Rietschel

Cystic Fibrosis Center Cologne, University Hospital

Curriculum vitae

  • 1975–1976 Study of Medicine at University of Brusselles/Belgium
  • 1976–1981 Study of Medicine at University of Marburg/Germany
  • 1981–1982 Study of Medicine at University of Zurich/Switzerland
  • 1982 Residency in Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Neunkirchen/Germany
  • 1982–1983 Military Service as medical doctor
  • 1983–1988 Residency in Pediatrics at Children´s Hospital, University of Marburg
  • 1988 Work as Pediatrician in the Philippines („Doctors for the Third World”)
  • 1989–1990 Fellowship Pediatric Pulmonoloy, Allergology and Cystic Fibrosis Children´s Hospital University of Cologne
  • Since 1990 Consultant for Pediatric Pulmonolgy, Allergology and Cystic Fibrosis
  • Since 1994 Chairman of „Westdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pädiatrische Pneumologie und Allergologie” (WAPPA)
  • Since 2001 Chairman of „Pädiatrische Allergologie und Umweltmedizin” (GPA)

Member of

  • Society for Pediatric Pulmonology (GPP)
  • Society for Pediatric Allergology and Environmental Medicine (GPA)
  • German Society of Pneumology
  • Society of Research for Pneumology and Respiration
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS)
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)


  • Bronchial Inflammation

Clinical Studies

  • Bronchiolar Lavage for the Evaluation of Antiinflammatory Treatment
  • Gluthatione in CF
  • Anti-Elastase in CF
  • a1-Antithrypsin in CF
  • Leukotrien-Receptor-Antagonist (LTBIV)-Study in CF
  • Colistin Kinetic Study in CF Patients
  • Colistin Powder Study in CF
  • ELITE (Early Inhaled Tobramycin for Eradication) in CF
  • Tobramycin Inhalation Powder in CF
  • Galileo vibration-a new therapeutic approach to improve muscle function
  • Study of Genotropin in CF
  • CF-associated Diabetes mellitus