Professor Anselm Jünemann’s important contribution to ophthalmology training at the Medical University of Lublin


Recently, another visit of Professor Anselm, Jünemann a Visiting Professor at the Medical University of Lublin, came to an end at the Department of General Ophthalmology. During his visit, Professor conducted didactic classes for the students of the Faculty of Medicine, to introduce them to the latest developments in ophthalmology. The students admit that this form of classes is very interesting and inspiring for them as they can familiarize themselves with educational methods used in Germany.

The visit of Prof. Jünemann also had a scientific character. Professor held a series of meetings with scientists from the Medical University and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin), during which various aspects of scientific cooperation were discussed. It is worth mentioning that the history of this international cooperation has lasted for over 20 years and is exceptionally fruitful.

Thanks to the personal commitment of Professor Jünemann many Polish researchers have been able to train and carry out experimental work in Germany. Professor Juenemann  also took part in the PARENT/BRIDGE grant („The role of tryptophan and its metabolites in physiology and pathology of ocular surface”, beneficiary: Anna Woźniak MD, PhD) awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science. Polish ophthalmologists could also benefit from internships in Germany and improve their surgical skills. This allowed them to publish many papers in renowned scientific journals. Numerous doctoral and habilitation thesis were written.  This also contributed to a better development of Lublin’s ophthalmological science.

Anselm Gerhard Maria Jünemann is born in Münster (Westphalia, Germany). He is the son of Gerhard Jünemann (1929 – 1984), University Professor for ophthalmology at the University Eye Clinic in Münster and inventor of the worldwide used Jünemann probe for lacrimal surgery. Anselm Jünemann studied medicine from 1980 to 1986, and in parallel piano and violin at the conservatory of Münster from 1980 to 1981. Following a residency at the Institute of Pathology at the University of Münster (1986 – 1988) and his military service with the Federal Police Bonn (1988 – 1989), Jünemann did his doctorate in 1989 and startet his post doc in Ophthalmology with Prof. G.O.H. Naumann in Erlangen within the same year. He passed his ophthalmological board exam and the International Basic Science Assessment Test in Ophthalmology in 1995 and was one of the first who passed the European Board Diploma in Mailand in 1995. Jünemann habilitated in 2000 and got a Full Professor of Ophthalmology in 2006. From 2006 on Jünemann was Medical Assistant Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Eye Hospital in Erlangen. From 2014 to 2018 Jünemann was the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmolgoy and Eye Hospital in Rostock.

Jünemann performed a research fellowship in the Clinical Research Group „Glaucoma” of the German Science Foundation in 1992 and 1995 and was one of the Project Manager of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 539 „Glaucoma including pseudoexfoliation syndrome” of the DFG from 1997 to 2009.

Since 2009, Prof. Anselm Jünemann is a Visiting Professor at the Medical University of Lublin, first at Department of Ophthalmology of the Tadeusz Krwawicz Chair of Ophthalmology, since 2014 at the English Devision of the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. October 2012 Jünemann performed a Visiting Professorship at Trinity College, University of Dublin. He was Faculty member of ESASO from 2013 to 2019.

The main scientific interest of Jünemann is glaucoma. He published more than 250 articles in pee-reviewed journals. The surgical spectrum of Jünemann includes vitreoretinal surgery, glaucoma surgery, cataract sugery, corneal surgery, pediatric surgery (glaucoma, cataract, vitrectomy), eyelid/lacrimal/orbita surgery, trauma surgery, and laser surgery.

Jünemann is member of several societies, i.e. German Ophthalmological Society (DOG), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER), European Glaucoma Society (EGS), International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV), European VitreoRetinal Society,German Retinal Society. He is Editor of Ophthalmolog Journal


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