Thomas Rabe

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Thomas N. Rabe (born February 18, 1951 in Heidelberg) is a German professor for gynaecology and obstetrics at the University Hospital Heidelberg. Further he is author of several scientific publications and reference books.


Thomas Rabe earned his medical degree in Heidelberg. Since 1983 he is a specialized doctor for gynaecology and obstetrics. His research was focused on the steroid metabolism of the placenta, new methods of family planning, hormone therapy and the development of computer-based teaching systems. After his professorship for gynaecology and obstetrics in 1991, he became attending physician at the university hospital and at the department for gynaecology, endocrinology and fertility issues.

Between 1995 and 1999 he was responsible for the scientific activities of the Collaborating Centres WHO (Genf) at the university's hospital for women. Furthermore, Rabe belongs to the editorial staff of several national and international trade journals.

Thomas Rabe is the grandson of John Rabe and advocates coming to terms with the history between China and Japan.[1] With the support of his family Thomas Rabe founded the "John Rabe Communication Centre", which is dedicated to continue his grandfather John Rabe's vision of peace.[2]

Amongst his international contacts to clinics and hospitals, Thomas Rabe is also member of the International Council at the Austrian Service Abroad.


Publications (selection)[edit]

  • Rabe T, Strowitzki T, Diedrich K (eds.) (2000). Manual on Assisted Reproduction. 2nd updated Edition. Springer Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • Rabe T, Runnebaum, Benno (1999) Fertility control - update and trends. Springer, Heidelberg. ISBN 3-540-64763-5 ISBN 978-3-540-64763-8
  • Rabe T, Runnebaum B (eds) (1998). Fertility Control Springer, Heidelberg.
  • Rabe T, Diedrich K, Runnebaum B (Eds) (1997). Assisted Reproduction - a manual. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg ISBN 3-540-61134-7 ISBN 978-3-540-61134-9
  • Runnebaum B, Rabe T, Kiesel L (1985). Future aspects in contraception: Part 1: Male contraception. MTP Press Limited, Falcon House, Lancaster, England
  • Runnebaum B, Rabe T, Kiesel L (Eds.) (1991). Female contraception and male fertility regulation. Parthenon Publishing Group, Casterton Hall, Carnforth, Lancaster, England ISBN 1-85070-334-5 ISBN 978-1-85070-334-1


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