Christoph Klein

Dr. von Hauner Children`s Hospital,
University Hospital, LMU Munich
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Professor Christoph Klein, MD PhD, is Director of the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where he oversees an extensive clinical and research portfolio devoted to preventing, diagnosing, and treating children with rare and common diseases.

After completing subspecialty training in pediatric immunology (Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris) and pediatric hematology/oncology (Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School) he held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and Hannover Medical School before being nominated chair- man of the Department of Pediatrics at LMU. Christoph Klein and his team have made seminal contributions to the understanding of how blood and immune cells develop and control immunity and tolerance as well as to the development of novel cell- and gene-based therapies. He is a member many scientific societies and recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards. He is the founding spokesman of the German research networks on rare diseases as well as co-founder and principal architect of the international Care-for-Rare Foundation.