Vivantes Klinikum am Urban

District General Hospital | Berlin, Germany

Hospital description

The previous hospital Am Urban was opened in 1890 and was then the third hospital to open in Berlin. Early on it stood out through its medical research and through its role an academic teaching hospital.

The author Alfred Döblin, who is famous for his novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz“, worked here as a doctor. The German biochemist Leonor Michaelis managed the bacteriological labs between 1905 and 1922. He is seen as one of the fathers of enzyme kinetics. During the war the hospital was severely damaged and rebuild in 1966.

The Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban has 12 specialised units, an emergency department and roughly 590 beds. Each year around 56,000 patients are treated here, of which 32,000 are out-patients and about 1,500 babies are born here.

The hospital is associated with the Charité – University Medicine Berlin and acts as a teaching hospital (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus) that will accept German students during their practical year (Praktisches Jahr). Places are available in the surgery, internal medicine, anaesthetics, gynaecology, psychology and urology departments.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language German
Funding Status Public


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