Dr med. K. Ahmadi-Simab

Medical Director
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Gastroenterology in Hamburg

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Further information on Ahmadi-Simab MD

  • Specialist in internal medicine
  • Specialist for Rheumatology/clinical immunology
  • Specialist for Gastroenterology
  • Physician for physical therapy and balneology
  • Diabetological primary care
  • Expertise in internal x-ray diagnostics
  • Expertise in radiation protection for the entire field of X-ray diagnostics
  • Expertise in Rescue Medicine
  • Qualification as transfusion officer and representative
1994 State examination
1995 - 1996 Further education University of Essen
1996 – 2002 Further training as physician for internal medicine with focus on gastroenterology, at the Israelite Hospital in Hamburg (Director: Prof. Peter Layer)
2002 - 2007 Research associate at the Department of Internal Medicine with a focus on rheumatology/clinical immunology at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck Campus and at the Rheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt (Director: Prof. W.L. Gross). Senior physician at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Lübeck Campus and at the Rheumatism Clinic Bad Bramstedt. Quality management and hygiene officer. Transfusion officer.
2007 - 2009 Head physician of the Clinic for Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Regio Klinikum Wedel. Foundation of the Rheumatology Centre Wedel. Further training authorisation granted for the whole of internal medicine, rheumatology, physical therapy and balneology, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg Medical Association. Granting of the KV authorisation for the serious clinical pictures in rheumatology, KV Schleswig-Holstein.
2009 - 2013 Head physician of the clinic for rheumatology, clinical immunology and nephrology at the Asklepios Klinik Altona. Founder of the Asklepios Rheumatism Centre Hamburg and responsible for the rheumatology of all Asklepios clinics in Hamburg. Co-founder of the Uveitis Centre AK Altona Member of the Vascular Centre AK Altona Founding of the Autoimmune Academy and Autoimmune School Hamburg for further training of doctors. Foundation of the further education series "The informed patient as a partner" for patient education.
2014 Granting of the further training authorisation to become a specialist for internal medicine and rheumatology by the Hamburg Medical Association on 30.6.2014
01/2014 Foundation of Klinikum Stephansplatz and Praxisklinikum, since 2018 renamed MEDIZINICUM

Research and scientific activities

  • Examination of gastrointestinal motility and physiology of pancreatic function, establishment of functional tests.
  • Vascular Complications of Systemic Sclerosis (Vasculopathy, Digital Ulcerations and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension)
  • Pathogenesis and therapy establishment of rheumatoid vasculitis
  • Evaluation and Establishment of Imaging Techniques in the Diagnostics of Large Vessel Vasculitis
  • Therapy studies on giant cell arteritis
  • Scholarship of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).


  • German Society for Internal Medicine
  • German Society for Rheumatology
  • German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases
  • Editorial Board Kanun


  • Lectures at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Campus Lübeck, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and at Semmelweis University, Asklepios Campus Hamburg.
  • Awarded the teaching prize for exceptionally good teaching at Semmelweis University, Asklepios Campus Hamburg.

expert activity

  • For Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Clinical & Experimental Rheumatology, Clinical Nephrology, Journal of Rheumatology, DMW, Der Internist, Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie.
  • More than 75 publications in national and international medical journals
  • Publications in the lay and patient journals
  • 12 book contributions, e.g. in reference books for rheumatology,
    Author of the chapter "Immunology" Pschyrembel Cardiology
  • over 100 invited lectures at the scientific congresses
  • Over 30 TV interviews and contributions (NDR visit, adventure diagnosis, ARD plus minus, etc.)
  • Publications on PubMed
  • Publications at ResearchGate
  • Author of the book "Gemeinsam gegen Rheuma", SZ Verlag

All inflammatory rheumatic systemic diseases

Chronic inflammation of joints and spine:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritides
  • Psoriasis arthritis (arthritis psoriatica)
  • Bekhterev's disease /ankylotic spondylitis
  • Spondylarthritis in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
  • Infectious arthritides (reactive arthritides)
  • Arthritis in other underlying diseases, e.g. metabolic diseases
  • Gout, or other crystal arthropathies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroid dysfunction

Collagenoses (connective tissue diseases):

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Scleroderma/systemic sclerosis
  • Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Mixed collagenoses
  • Vasculopathy in collagenosis
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pulmonary hypertension)
  • Digital ulcers (acral circulatory disorders)
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)
Large vessel vasculitis:Giant cell arteritis (RZA)
Takayasu arteritis (TA)
Vasculitis of medium vesselsPolyarteritis nodosa (PAN)
Kawasaki disease
Small vessel vasculitisANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener)
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, Churg-Strauss)
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)
Vasculitis of variable vessel sizesBehçet's disease (BD)
Cogan syndrome (CS)
Vasculitis of individual organsPrimary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS)
Cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis (CLA)
Vasculitis in systemic diseaseRheumatoid Vasculitis
Vasculitis with probable etiologyVasculitis in collagenosis, in sarcoidosis

Further clinical pictures:

  • immunodeficiency syndromes
  • Adult Still Syndrome
  • Hereditary Periodic Fever Syndromes (HPF)
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • Raynaud's syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thrombangiitis obliterans
  • Livedovasculopathy
  • Uveitis-associated diseases
  • Lyme disease
  • osteoporosis

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