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Continuous review of our laboratory procedures

Our IVF laboratory has been accredited as the the EC Directives on commercial cultivation according to DIN EN/ISO 17025:2005 (DAP-PL-3787.00). This accreditation calls for further continuous monitoring of the quality of our laboratory procedures in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2005. The aim of this review is to continually improve the results and safety in our laboratory and our processes in practice.

Our Quality Management Officer and Head of Quality Management and his assistant are committed to carrying out this continuous monitoring with the utmost care and precision:

Quality Management

Dr. Mirko Dannhof MD
Quality Management Officer (BOL)
Chief Physician


Curriculum Vitae
  • Married, three children
  • School and Abitur in Frankfurt am Main
  • 1986-1992 Study of Medicine in Frankfurt am Main
  • 1992 Doctorate degree at the University Hospital in Frankfurt/Main; Attainment of a doctoral degree in medicine after presenting a paper on a gynaecological endocrinology topic (thesis advisor: Prof. H. D. Taubert MD)
  • 1993-1999 residency training in the Women's Clinic at Northwest Hospital in Frankfurt am Main (Director: Prof. S. Trotnow MD)
  • 1999-2002: Training in the field of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Senior Physician of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Klinikum Schwäbisch Gmünd (Director: Prof. D. Maas MD)
  • Since 2003 established gynaecologist in group practice with Drs.S. Palm, V. Sasse, I. Pütz in Cologne
  • 2003 Chief Physician at the MVZ PAN Institute for Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine

Requisite qualifications, authorisations
  • 1999 Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 2001 Facultative advanced training in Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 9/2006 Advanced training approval in the concentration Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine (3 years)
  • 2008 Appointment to Specialist in the expert appraisal of management systems according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by the LGA InterCert GmbH, Nuremberg

2012 Appointment to Specialist by the DAkkS Deutsche Singeltemperiergerät [German Accreditation Body] in the area of Reproductive Medicine
2013 Member of the sector committee on medical laboratories of the Department 3 of the DAkkS Deutsche Singeltemperiergerät [German Accreditation Body]

  • Berufsverband der Frauenärzte ( BVF) [Professional Association of Gynaecologists]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG) [German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynaecological Endocrinology und Fortpflanzungsmedizin e.V. (DGGEF) [German Society for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine]
  • Gesellschaft für Qualitätsmanagement in red Gesundheitsversorgung e.V. (GQMG) [Society for quality management in health care]
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reproduktionsmedizin Nordrhein e. V. [Committee of Reproductive Medicine North Rhine], board member
  • European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology ESHRE

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Reproduktionsmedizin [German Society for Reproductive Medicine]

Foreign languages
  • English

Elke Hartkens
Assistant Quality Management

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