Willkommen im MVZ PAN Institut Welcome to MVZ PAN Insitute

Your doctors of the gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine

There cannot be too much competence for the child you wish for

To make your dream of a child come true, an interdisciplinary team at the MVZ PAN Institute works on the cutting edge of research: Endocrinologists and reproductive specialists, reproductive biologists, gynaecological surgeons, human geneticists and psychologists - they all take care of your fertility treatment. The affiliation to the PAN Klinik also allows us to work closely with urologists and anaesthesiologists . The advantage for you: As a "clinic in the hospital," you will find all the necessary medical faculties under one roof. For you this means: pleasantly short distances and comprehensive care and treatment at the highest level.

Your doctors of the gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine

We are doing our best to fulfill your dream of an own child! We are looking forward to get to know you personally, to advice, to diagnose and to treat you. Do you have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you!
Dr. Stefan Palm MD
Gynaecologist, Chief Physician
MVZ PAN Institute for Endocrinology and
Reproductive Medicine and the PAN Klinik

E-mail


more
Curriculum Vitae
  • Married, four children
  • 1951-1964 School in Unterkochen, Neu-Ulm and Ulm
  • 1964-1967 Bundeswehr [military service]
  • 1967-1972 Study of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich
  • December 1972 Medical State Exam and Doctorate degree in Munich
  • 1973 Medical residency in Munich
  • December 1973 Licence to practice medicine
  • 1974-1976 Assistant lecturer in the Department of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Surgical Clinic of the Inner city of the Munich University (Professor H. Fritz - Acrosomal proteases, kallikrein-kinin system)
  • 1976-1977 DFG fellow at the "CS Mott Centre for Human Growth and Development" of Wayne State University in Detroit/USA (Professor T.N. Evans, Professor K.S. Moghissi - Proteinases, zona pellucida and fertilisation)
  • 1977-1988 Research assistant at the 1st University Hospital in Munich (Professor Zander, Professor Kindermann) and since 1981, a member of the working group for in vitro fertilisation: Follicular Micromilieu und in vitro fertilisation (DFG funding)
  • 1988 Branch in Cologne and establishment of a centre for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine in the general practice in the Haubrichforum
  • 1999 Foundation of the "PAN Klinik am Neumarkt" in Cologne and the "Organisationsgemeinschaft Praxisklinik [Bureau company practice clinic] am Neumarkt" and an interdisciplinary centre for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine (Gynaecology, Urology/Andrology, Human Genetics and Psychosomatics) at the PAN Klinik am Neumarkt
  • 2002 Foundation of the PAN Institute for Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine



Requisite qualification, authorisations, appointments

  • 1984 Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 1989-1991 Managing Director of the "Praxisgemeinschaft im Haubrichforum"
  • 1989 Approval for advanced training in Gynaecology and Obstetrics (1 year)
  • 1997 Requisite qualification for laboratory examinations Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 1997 Facultative advanced training in Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 1999 Chief Physician of the Department for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the PAN Klinik am Neumarkt
  • 1999 Chief Physician at the Clinic and the Department of Gynaecology at the PAN Klinik am Neumarkt
  • 2002 Approval of the Department of Gynaecology at the PAN Klinik am Neumarkt for advance training
  • 2002 Complete advance training approval in Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine (2 years)
  • since 2002 Chief Physician of the PAN Institute for Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 9/2006 Complete advanced training approval (3 years) with concentration on Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 11/2006 Recognition of the "Department for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the PAN Klinik" for clinical advanced training (Medical Association of North Rhine)
Dr. Irene Pütz MD
Gynaecologist and
Biologist, Chief Physician

E-mail


more
Curriculum Vitae
  • Studies of Biology and Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf
  • 1986-1988 Additional training in medicinal chemistry with a focus on hormone receptor analysis, steroid hormone action and the development of cytostatic resistance testing in the Department of Physiological Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Düsseldorf
  • 1987 Doctorate degree: Influence of glucocorticoids on the growth of human bronchial carcinomas in vitro.
  • 1988-1993 Further studies to become a gynaecologist at the Women's Hospital RWTH at Aachen University, Scientific studies on hormonal tumour therapy and tumour markers. Since 1989 Head of Endocrinology-oncology laboratories at the Women's Hospital
  • 1993-1995 Assistant Chief Physician of the Women's Hospital in Aachen with gynaecological endocrinology, reproductive medicine. Scientific studies of interleukins/contractions and the cardiac effects of oestrogens
  • 1995-1996 Medical Technical Officer in the clinical research of the company Asta Medica, Frankfurt. Clinical development of a GnRH antagonist in the reproduction medicine since
  • 01 July 1996 Associate physician in the group practice of Drs. Palm and Sasse in Cologne, Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine 1998 to present Associate physician at the Dr. Palm, Dr. Sasse, Dr. Pütz group practice in Cologne which specialises in Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine April
  • 1999 Establishment of a new interdisciplinary centre for andrology, gynaecological endocrinology, reproductive medicine, prenatal medicine and human genetics in the PAN Clinic am Neumarkt in Cologne
  • 1999 Chief Physician of the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the PAN Clinic am Neumarkt
Dr. Mirko Dannhof MD
Gynaecologist,
Quality Management Officer (BOL)
Chief Physician

E-mail

more
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 Specialist training in the Frauenklinik am Nordwest-Krankenhaus in Frankfurt am Main [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]

Members
  • 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


Privatdozent Dr. Dolores Foth MD
Gynaecologist, Chief Physician
Head of Endometriosis Centre

E-mail

more
Curriculum Vitae
  • 1984 Abitur
  • 1985-1991 Study of Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald
  • 1991-1999 Physician in Internship, Assistant Physician and Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Clinic and Outpatient Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald
  • 1995-1996 Research stay, Department of Comparative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (Chairman: Prof. T.B. Clarkson)
  • 1999-2002 Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Clinic and Outpatient Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Cologne; Department of Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology
  • 2002-2010 Assistant Chief Physician of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinic and Outpatient Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Cologne
  • 2004-2010 Head of the functional area of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Clinic and Outpatient Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Cologne
  • 01 April 2010 Joining the Group Practice of Drs. Palm and Partners, Chief Physician of the PAN Institute of Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine and the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the PAN Clinic am Neumarkt


Requisite qualifications, authorisations, appointments, publications
  • 1993 Licence to practice
  • 1993 Doctorate degree
  • 1996 Scholarship from the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe [German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics]
  • 1997 Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 1999 Award from the Norddeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe [North German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics]
  • 2001 Recognition of facultative further education in Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 2003-2010 Course Coordinator for the subject Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne
  • 2003 Habilitation and VENIA LEGENDI for the subjects of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne
  • 2004 Authorisation for facultative further education i Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 2008 Authorisation for advanced training in Gynaecological Endocrinology
  • 2013 Head of the Clinical Endometriosis Centre at the PAN Clinic
  • More than 300 lectures at national and international conferences
  • More than 130 original papers/review articles/book chapters


Memberships
  • Deutsche Menopause Gesellschaft [German Menopause Assoc.]
  • Berufsverband der Frauenärzte [Professional Association of Gynaecologists]
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hormone des Berufsverbands red Fraudulent [Committee Hormones of the Professional Association of Gynaecologists]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe [German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Reproduktionsmedizin e. V. AG Ärztinnen in red Reproduktionsmedizin
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reproduktionsmedizin Nordrhein e.V. [Committee of Reproductive Medicine North Rhine]
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynaecological Endoskopie [Committee of Gynaecological Endoscopy]
  • Commissioner – Guideline (S3) hormone therapy in the perimenopause and postmenopause of DGGG
  • Editorial Board Journal Journal ür Gynaecological Endocrinology [Journal of Gynaecological Endocrinology]
  • Scientific Advisory Board Menopause and Contraception
Dr. Julia Holtschmidt
Assistant Chief Physician
more
Curriculum Vitae
  • Married, one child

Education
  • January 2012 North Rhine Medical Association, Specialist examination in Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 2005-2006 Albertus Magnus University of Cologne, Study of Medicine, May 2006: 3rd State Exam
  • 1999-2005 Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Study of Medicine April 2005: 2nd State Exam Sept. 2002: 1st State Exam Sept. 2001: Physicum
  • WS 1998/99 Technical University of Dresden, Study of Medicine

    Practical experience
  • Since 03/2012 PAN Klinik, Cologne Specialist in the facultative advanced training for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • 04/2009-12/2011 St. Elisabeth Hospital Cologne-Hohenlind, Assistant Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 11/2006-03/2009 Maltese Hospital Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Assistant Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr. Christiane Knüfermann
Gynaecologist, Senior Physician
more
Curriculum Vitae
  • Married, two children

Education
  • 11/ 2012 Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 07/2000 PhD at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Bonn under the direction of OD Dr. G. Marklein
  • 08/1999  Licence to practice medicine
  • 12/1997 - 06/1988 Medical residency in the Marienhospital, Euskirchen
  • 11/1997 Part three of the National Medical Licensing Exam
  • 04/1991 - 11/1997 Study of Medicine in Bonn, Rennes, France, Durban, South Africa


Practical experience
  • Since 09/2016 PAN Klinik, Cologne Specialist in the facultative advanced training for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • Since 10/2013 Activity in medical journalism
  • 07/2010 - 09/2013 Doctor at the Universitäty Women’s Clinic in Bonn under the direction of Prof. Dr. W. Kuhn and Prof. Dr. H. van der Ven
  • 01/2002 - 06/2010 Assistant Doctor in part time, department for Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Helios Clinic in Siegburg under the direction of Prof. Dr. K.-H. Schlensker
  • 07/1999 - 06/2001 Postdoctoral Fellowship, MD Andersson Cancer Center, Houston, Tx, USA
  • 10/1990 - 03/1991 Voluntary year at the DRK (German Red Cross) Bonn in the Universitäty Women’s Clinic 

Other medical faculties