Tobias Keck

Professor Keck started his medical career at the Department of Surgery at the University of Heidelberg. After two years of research at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in the Pancreas Research lab, he returned to the Department of Surgery at the University of Freiburg and became Vice Chair of the Department in 2009. He was elected Chairmen of the Department of Surgery at the University of Lübeck in 2012, which includes visceral surgery, general surgery, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery as well as transplantation surgery. The main focus of the clinical work of Professor Keck is minimal-invasive oncologic surgery.

Professor Keck is Chair of the Working chapter of Robotics and Innovation in Surgery of the Association of General and Visceral Surgeons in Germany. He is a member of the Collegiate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and member of numerous societies Since several years he is General Secretary of the German Chapter of the ACS. Additionally, Professor Keck is member of editorial boards of numerous scientific journals.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Lübeck is German Center of Excellence for minimal-invasive surgery (DGAV). The main focus of research of the Department lies within hepato-pancreato-biliary oncology, oncologic research and minimal-invasive surgery in the clinical context.

Honorary Professorships

Honorary Professor of Surgery (Prof.h.c.) 2019
National Medical University ‘O.O. Bogomolec’, Kiew, Ukraine

Honorary Professor of Surgery (Prof.h.c.) 2020
National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsa, Ukraine

Honorary Professor of Surgery (Prof.h.c.) 2021
Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ivano Francivsk, Ukraine

Honorary Professor of Surgery (Prof.h.c.) 2021
Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russian Federation