From 1993 – 2015 he was Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU), Germany, since 1993. Since 2016 he is heading a private ophthalmology clinic in Munich.
From 1987 – 1993 he was Professor and Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Würzburg, Germany. He received his medical degree from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Germany in 1975 and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the same institution 1979. He then went on to complete a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University in 1979/1980, followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship in Germany and joined the faculty at the department of Ophthalmology of LMU, Munich. Besides ophthalmic pathology his areas of research interests are vitreoretinal diseases, esp. diseases of the vitreoretinal interface, macular diseases, retinal detachment, and clinical research related to intraocular surgery. Dr. Kampik has taught and published extensively in his research fields, with over 560 publications in peer reviewed journals, and 15 books edited.
He is serving as executive editor in the editorial board of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, he currently also serves on numerous editorial boards such as RETINA, European Journal of Ophthalmology, , and was previously part of the editorial board of Der Ophthalmologe, Graefe´s Archives, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and EyeNet.
He served for many years as Secretary-General of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG), was president of DOG in 1997, and is member of the European Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis.
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