Dr. Serena Preyer is Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany and Chairman of the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery of the Diakonissen-Hospital and St. Vincentius-Hospital in Karlsruhe, Germany, mother of two children and wife of a very supporting husband.
Dr. Preyer graduated from the Medical School at the University of Hamburg in Germany. For her doctoral thesis on the regulation of peripheral lipoprotein metabolism, she received the Dr. Martini award and subsequently spent a year of postgraduate research at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. For her residency training Dr. Preyer moved to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Cologne. Because of her interest in inner ear research, she was a visiting senior scientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm during her residency training. For her Ph.D., she moved to the University of Tuebingen, Germany and developed an in vitro model to study the electrophysiology of isolated cochlear hair cells. For that resarch she received the Attempto Award of the University of Tuebingen. In 1996 she was a visiting senior scientist at the NIDCD in Washington D.C. In 2006, Dr. Preyer became Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Tuebingen. In 2008, she then became chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Diakonissen-Hospital in Karlsruhe. Since 2016, Dr. Preyer is also Head of the Department of Otolaryngology at the St. Vincentius-Hospital in Karlsruhe. Dr. Preyer is CEO and founding member of the German Academy of Otorhinolaryngology.
Dr. Preyer’s main research interest is in otology. She adopted endoscopic ear surgery in 2014 and is organizer of a course on Endoscopic Ear Surgery with live surgery and endoscopic temporal bone dissection training for the 3rd time this year. In 2018, she organized the first International German Workshop on Endoscopic Ear Surgery in Berlin. Dr. Preyer is a regular member of faculty of many courses on ear surgery.