Professor Carl Heinz Wirsing von König is a clinical microbiologist and former Director of HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld General Hospital. While currently an independent consultant, he teaches medical students at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and University of Witten.
Prof von Konig has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, as well as over 60 presentations at national and international meetings.
He completed his MD at Universität Düsseldorf in 1974 and completed his habilitation in medical microbiology at Universität Düsseldorf in 1991. He became a professor at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf in 1997.
Prof von König has board certifications in Clinical Pathology, Microbiology, Virology, Infection Epidemiology, Transfusion Medicine and Haemostaseology. He also holds board certifications in Education in Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology.
He possesses special interest in Bordetella infections and vaccination, and is responsible for the German Reference Laboratory (Konsiliarlabor) for Pertussis.
Professor Carl Heinz Wirsing von König discusses the optimisation of paediatric vaccination with combination vaccines, focusing on vaccine safety and effectiveness.