Dr. Karl-Heinrich Dittmar – Medical director

Dr Dittmar has worked for Bayer 04  since 2002 and has been in charge of the medical department for many years. That includes orthopaedics, sports and internal medicine, sports science, athletics, rehabilitation/Bayer 04 Werkstatt, sports psychology and physiotherapy.

During the redevelopment of the BayArena in 2009, Dr Dittmar played a significant role in the planning and equipping of the medical area. The Werkstatt, integrated in the stadium, with its high-tech equipment, hypoxic and cryotherapy chambers, and anti-gravity treadmill have set standards in the sports medical care of top athletes. He is a long-standing member of the Anti-Doping Committee of the German Football Association (DFB) and part of the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study.

Professional career:

From 2009
Head of the medical department at Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH

From 2002
Internal club doctor at Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH

From 1998
Established as specialist internist in Leverkusen (head physician of the Centre for Internal Medicine - ZIM-Leverkusen)

1997 – 1998
Senior physician at St. Josefs Hospital Hilden

Assistant physician at the Diabetes Zentrum Rheinland in Haan

Assistant physician at St. Martinus Hospital Langenfeld

1991 - 1995
Assistant physician at St. Josef Hospital Haan

1982 - 1990
Studied human medicine at the Albertus Magnus University in Cologne (doctorate at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf)