Beate Rau

Current position

Oberärztin - Leitung Spezielle Onkologische Chirurgie

Research activities

Gastrointestinal oncology, colorectal cancer surgery


Beate Rau is graduated as a medical doctor at the University of Muenster and is Professor of Surgery at the Charité Medical University in Berlin.

She has specialized in surgical oncology, especially in upper and lower GI-tract- and thoracic-cancer-surgery. Her main interest is surgical oncology, what she mostly did the last 25 years.

Hyperthermia is one of her topics. With different technology (phased array technology, thermotherapy induced by nanoparticles, and others) she was very much involved in research and generating multimodal treatment concepts. Convinced by hyperthermia she achieved experience in cytoreductive surgery (CRS) for peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM) and HIPEC(….) over the last 25 years. With her effort, she got the status of a centre of excellence and reference for surgical treatment of PSM in Germany, announced by the German society of general surgery (DGAV) and is therefore responsible for one of the few centres in Germany.

She is committed to the German Surgical Society of Oncology and engaged with the PSM Group, which is called PSOGI. For the topic, she organises annually repeating courses to educate skills and knowledge to participants in the field of PSM.

She started her academic carrier in Heidelberg Rohrbach, University of Heidelberg and at the Charité in Berlin. She is very much involved in education of the students and young trainees. She was board member of the educational training committee (ETC) of ESSO and now board member of ESSO. She published a lot of oncological articles and is reviewer in many Journals.

Since 2015 she is the head of the Section Special Surgical Oncology at the Charité Campus Mitte and since January 2017 at the Campus Virchow Klinikum of the Charité Hospital.


Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Duitsland

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