Paul Enck

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Paul Enck
Years active30+
Medical career
InstitutionsUniversity of Tübingen
Sub-specialtiesPsychosomatic medicine

Paul Enck (* 13. September 1949) is Professor of Medical Psychology and Head of Research at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany. His research focus is psychophysiology and neurogastroenterology (i.e. stress research, pain research, biofeedback applications, cortical imaging, eating disorders, functional gastrointestinal disorders and placebo research).

Education and work[edit]

Following studies in psychology at the Carl von Ossietzki University Oldenburg and a post-graduate training period at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) he received his doctorate (PhD) at the University of Tübingen in 1985. From 1985 to 1998 he worked as a scientist at the University Hospital Düsseldorf, Department of Gastroenterology. In 1993 he promoted to Associate Professor (Privat-Dozent) at the University of Bochum, Germany. Since October 1998 Professor Enck is Director of Research at the University Hospital Tübingen, first at the Department of General Surgery, since 2004 at the Department of Internal Medicine VI (Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy). In 2000, he was promoted to Professor at the University Medical School in Tübingen.

In 2012 he received the Günter Jantschek research fellowship together with researchers of the University of Oslo.[1]

Research memberships[edit]


  • Treasurer und honorary President of the German Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (DGNM)
  • Founding member of MAGDA (independent patient information platform for functional gastrointestinal tract disorders)
  • Secretary (treasurer) of European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM)

Scientific Publications[edit]


  1. ^ press release of the University of Tübingen, published on 19 March 2013, retrieved on 2 March 2014.

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