Board of Trustees and Advisory Board

Promoting health together – beyond basic medical needs. This is the objective that the Aachen University Medical Foundation set itself this year in order to realise important funding projects in the areas of medical care, research and teaching embedded in a macrosocial context, as well as pioneering ideas at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.

In order to make a synergistic contribution, the executive board of the Stiftung Universitätsmedizin Aachen has appointed a board of trustees and an advisory board composed of important decision-makers and qualified disseminators from the areas of government, civil society, science and culture.

With regard to the composition of the board, the university foundation has placed special emphasis on including different areas of society, in order to achieve an even greater networking of suggestions and ideas from science and the community.

The objective of the Stiftung Universitätsmedizin Aachen is to give Uniklinik RWTH Aachen the opportunity to fill the gap between the amount of state funding available and the amount needed to meet all tasks and requirements through private involvement, and so to create greater flexibility.

Board of Trustees
The foundation’s board of trustees consists of ten members, who actively represent the interests of the foundation. These are:


  • Ralf Wagemann (Director Sparkasse Aachen)

Deputy Chairman:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Gernot Marx
    ((Director of the Clinic for Operative Intensive Medicine and Intermediate Care, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen)

Other members:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Tim H. Brümmendorf
    (Director Medical Clinic IV, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Catherine Disselhorst-Klug
    (Head of Department at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Leube
    (Director of the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Anatomy)
  • Andreas Müller
    (Managing Director Zeitungsverlag Aachen GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhart Poprawe
    (Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology/ Aachen and Head of the Chair for Laser Technology, RWTH Aachen)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Wagner
    (Head of Teaching and Research in Cellular Biology at the Institute of Biomedical Technology).
  • Ulla Schmidt
    (Vice-President of the German Bundestag, former federal minister)

Member of the Board of Trustees elected from the Advisory Board:

  • Günter van Aalst
    (Deputy CEO Deutsche Gesellschaft für Telemedizin)

Advisory Board
The advisory board, which provides the executive board and the board of trustees with advice in all important phases and decisions, is comprised of eleven members:


  • Dr. Edgar Stein
    (Stein und Partner Rechtsanwälte)

Other members:

  • Ulla Thönnissen
    (Chair of the parliamentary party of the CDU in the city region)
  • Walter Döring
    (Zentis GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Günter van Aalst
    (Deputy CEO Deutsche Gesellschaft für Telemedizin)
  • Dr. med. Özgür Onur
    (Senior Neurology Physician Cologne, FdMSA)
  • Susanne Schwier
    (City Councillor for Education and Culture, Schools, Youth and Sport in the City of Aachen)
  • Matthias Hindemith
    (Sales Director PKW Rheinland, Mercedes-Benz Vertrieb PKW GmbH)
  • Dr. Holger Storcks
    (Head of Public Affairs & Public Relations DACH, Kyowa Kirin GmbH)
  • Michael Mahr
    (Managing Director Theod. MAHR Söhne GmbH)
  • Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Grün
    (CEO GRÜN Software AG, Aachen)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christiane Vaeßen
    (CEO Region Aachen Zweckverband)