The Society


The German-Chinese relationship in medicine has a tradition of more than a hundred years based on the foundation of the first school of medicine in Shanghai by the German medical doctor Erich Paulun. The German Chinese Society of Medicine (DCGM) continues this tradition and looks back on a successful cooperation with its partner society, the Chinese German Society of Medicine in Wuhan, and other Chinese provinces for about 30 years now. This initiative on a voluntary basis was founded 1984 by the German Medical Association and its Hans Neuffer Foundation.

Since then the both societies have built up an important link between Germany and China by organizing annual conferences with topics on medical and scientific questions as well as health economic and health policy topics which are important for the two countries in view of the challenges in both health care systems. Based on this long grown mutual trust the societies have created a platform for exchange of excellent experts’ knowledge.


For membership applications please contact the society's office (see Contact). Please find an application form here.


The society supports the German-Chinese relationship in the medical field especially by the exchange of scientists, physicians and students as well as by communicating experience in both health care systems with experts during annual conferences and workshops in Germany and China.



           Prof. Dr. med. Christian Ohrloff, Frankfurt am Main



       Vice Presidents

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Dr. theol. h. c. Eckhard Nagel, Essen


Dr. Martin Schloh, Munich



Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Karsten Vilmar, Bremen

      General Secretary

Prof. Dr. Mathias Goyen, Munich

      Honorary President

Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang W. Höpker, Hamburg

      Former Presidents

  • 1984-1987 Prof. Dr. med. Paul Gerhardt
  • 1987-1991 Prof. Dr. med. Fritz H. Kemper
  • 1991-1999 Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang W. Höpker
  • 1999-2005 Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Seitz
  • 2005-2011 Prof. Dr. med. Jörg. F. Debatin