Thomas Rabe

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Thomas N. Rabe (born February 18, 1951 in Heidelberg) is a German professor for gynaecology and obstetrics at the University Hospital Heidelberg. He is author of several scientific publications and reference books.



Rabe earned his medical degree in Heidelberg. Since 1983 he has been a specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics. His research was focused on the steroid metabolism of the placenta, new methods of family planning, hormone therapy, and the development of computer-based teaching systems. After his professorship for gynaecology and obstetrics in 1991, he became attending physician at the university hospital and at the department for gynaecology, endocrinology, and fertility issues.

Between 1995 and 1999 Rabe was responsible for the scientific activities of the Collaborating Centres WHO (Genf) at the university's hospital for women. He also belongs to the editorial staff of several national and international trade journals.

Rabe is the grandson of John Rabe and advocates coming to terms with the history between China and Japan. [1] With the support of his family he founded the "John Rabe Communication Centre", which is dedicated to continue his grandfather John Rabe's vision of peace. [2]

In addition to his international contacts with various clinics and hospitals, Rabe is also member of the International Council at the Austrian Service Abroad.


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