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Prof. Dr.
Andreas Knopf

Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-42060



  • 2016 Instructor of the German association of ultrasound in medicine
  • 2016-2018 Assistant medical director ear, nose and throat medicine (ENT) department, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München
  • 2018-2019 Medical director ENT department, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München 
  • Since 2019 Full Professor and Medical Director, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Metastasising head and neck cancer
  • Clinical and molecular differentiation of salivay gland diseases
  • Cell death mechanisms in mucosal melanoma

Selected publications

  • Knopf A, Bahadori L, Fritsche K, Piontek G, Becker CC, Knolle P, Krüger A, Bier H, Li Y.
    Primary tumor-associated expression of CXCR4 predicts formation of local and systemic recurrency in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.  Oncotarget. 2017 Nov 20;8(68):112739-112747
  • Backes C, Bier H, Knopf A.
    Therapeutic implications of tumor free margins in HNSCC.Oncotarget. Oncotarget. 2017; 8:84320-84328
  • Knopf A, Hofauer B, Thürmel K, Meier R, Stock K, Bas M, Mansour N.
    Diagnostic utility of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging in primary Sjoegren`s syndrome. Eur Radiol. 2015 Oct;25(10):3027-34
  • Fritsche M, Metzler V, Becker K, Plettenberg C, Heiser C, Hofauer B, Knopf A. Cisplatin fails to induce Puma mediated apoptosis in mucosal melanomas. Oncotarget. 2015;6(12):9887-96
  • Knopf A, Mansour N, Chaker A, Bas M, Stock K. Multimodal ultrasonographic characterisation of parotid gland lesions--a pilot study. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Nov;81(11):3300-5