Ludwig Kiesel

  • Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Münster School of Medicine, Münster, Germany.

Professor Kiesel MD PhD studied at the Ruprecht Karl University of the Heidelberg School of Medicine, Germany, and the Royal Free Hospital Medical School at the University of London, UK. He earned a Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Professor Kiesel is the past president of the German Endometriosis Research Foundation (SEF) and the German Menopause Society, and is a board member of the European Endometriosis League (EEL), the German Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology, and the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Professor Kiesel has received awards for his research from the German Society of Research on Endometriosis, the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the National Institutes of Health, the German Endocrine Society, and the Japanese Society of Pharmacology. His research interests focuses on stem cells and endocrine treatment in breast cancer and endometriosis, and infertility and in vitro fertilization. He has performed a number of clinical trials in the fields of oncology and endocrinology.

Professor Kiesel is a prolific contributor to a wide range of scholarly journals and has contributed to a number of book chapters. He has been a presenter at many international meetings and congresses. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Endometriosis, Gynecology Spektrum, Endocrine, Gynecological Endocrinology, Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde, and Breast Care. He also serves as a Referee for Endocrine Reviews, Neuroendocrinology, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Human Reproduction, Journal of Physiology, European Journal of Endocrinology, and the Israeli Academy of Sciences.

Professor Kiesel joined the WES Board of Trustees in September 2011, where he serves as the Society’s Treasurer.