Vice-Chair

Prof. Dr. med.

Claudia Wiesemann

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

Born in 1958

Professional Background

  • 1998-present Full Professor and Head of Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Göttingen University Medical Centre, Germany
  • 1995 Habilitation in Medical History and Medical Ethics, Medical Faculty, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1990-1998 Assistant professor, Dept. of Medical History, Medical Faculty, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1990 Ph.D., Medical History, Münster University, Germany
  • 1988-1990 MA-Studies in Philosophy, History and Medical History
  • 1985-1988 Internship in cardiology and pulmology at City Hospital Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • 1984 MD, Münster University, Germany

Memberships (Selection)

  • Since 2012 Member of the German Ethics Council
  • 2010 and 2014 Associate Fellow at the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Studies “Lichtenberg-Kolleg”
  • 2002-2012 President of the German Academic Society for Ethics in Medicine (Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin e.V.)
  • 2002-2011 Member of the Central Ethics Committee for Stem Cell Research at the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin
  • 2008-2010 Member of the Committee for Ethics in Research with Children of the Deutsche Akademie für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin
  • 2012-2015 Member of the I-DSD Steering Committee
  • 2008-2012 Member of the Ethics Advisory Board, EuroDSD, 7th Framework Programme (Speaker: O. Hiort, Lübeck)
  • since 1998 Member of the Research Ethics Committee, Göttingen University Medical Centre
  • 1998-2007 Secretary, Scientific Board of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health
  • 1978-1984 Student Fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Publications (Selection)

  • Wiesemann C.: Moral Equality, Bioethics and the Child (forthcoming book).
  • Wiesemann C., Simon A. (Eds.) (2013) Patientenautonomie. Theoretische Grundlagen, praktische Anwendungen, Mentis, Münster.
  • Lenk C.; Hoppe N.; Beier K.; Wiesemann C. (Eds.) (2011) Human Tissue Research. A European perspective on the ethical and legal challenges. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Schicktanz S.; Wiesemann C.; Wöhlke S. (Eds.) (2010) Teaching Ethics in Organ Transplantation and Tissue Donation. Cases and Movies. In cooperation with Anmon Carmi, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. Göttingen, Universitätsverlag Göttingen.
  • Klinge I.; Wiesemann C. (Eds.) (2010) Sex and Gender in Biomedicine. Theories, Methodologies, Results. Göttingen, Universitätsverlag.
  • Bernstein S, Wiesemann C (2014): Should Postponing Motherhood via 'Social Freezing' Be Legally Banned? An Ethical Analysis. Laws, 3:282-300.
  • Wiesemann, C. (2010) The Moral Challenge of Natality: Towards a Post-traditional Concept of Family and Privacy in Reprogenetics. New Genetics and Society 29, S. 61-71.
  • Sommer, C.; Boos, M.; Conradi, E.; Biller-Andorno, N.; Wiesemann, C. (2011) Care and Justice in the Ethical Reasoning of Medical Students. Ramon Llul Journal of Applied Ethics 1, S. 9-32
  • Wiesemann, C. (2011) Is there a right not to know one's sex? The ethics of 'gender verification' in women's sports competitions. Journal of Medical Ethics 37/4, S. 216-220.
  • Wiesemann, C.; Ude-Koeller, S.; Sinnecker, G. H.; Thyen, U. (2010) Ethical principles and recommendations for the medical management of differences of sex development (DSD) / intersex in children and adolescents. European Journal of Pediatrics 169, S. 671-679.
  • Wiesemann, C. (2010) Ethical Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Intersex. Sexual Development 4, S. 300-303.
  • Lenk, C.; Koch, P.; Zappel, H.; Wiesemann, C. (2009) Off-label, off-limits? Parental awareness and attitudes towards off-label use in paediatrics. European Journal of Pediatrics 168, S. 1473-1478.
  • Lenk C., Radenbach K., Dahl M., Wiesemann C. (2004) Non-therapeutic research with minors: how do chairpersons of German research ethics committees decide? Journal of medical ethics 30, 85-87.
  • Wiesemann C. (2006) The Contribution of Medical History to Medical Ethics. The Case of Brain Death. In: C. Rehmann-Sutter, M. Düwell, D. Mieth (Eds) Bioethics in Cultural Contexts. Springer, Heidelberg, New York, S. 187-196.
  • Wiesemann C. (2000) Defining Brain Death: The German Debate in Historical Perspective. In: J. Woodward, R. Jütte (Eds) Coping With Sickness: Medicine, Law and Human Rights - Historical Perspectives. Sheffield, S. 149-169.