Professor Christian Hedrich

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Dr. rer. medic.


Christian Hedrich is a Paediatric Rheumatologist with special interest in molecular mechanisms of cytokine dysregulation in autoimmune/inflammatory disease, their potential applicability as disease biomarkers, and the resolution of pathological inflammatory responses by individualized and target-directed therapeutic approaches. In August 2017, he was appointed Professor of Child Health at the University of Liverpool and honorary consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at NHS Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust Hospital. In March 2020 he was appointed interim Head of the department of Women’s & Children’s Health at the University of Liverpool.

Prof. Hedrich completed his medical training and doctoral degree at the University of Ulm Medical School, Germany. He undertook a residency program in General Paediatrics, followed by a sub-specialty fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden. Professor Hedrich completed a research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, followed by a research fellowship and appointment as Instructor in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University. In 2014, he received his teaching license from the Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden.

Expertise in support of EATC for children

  • Clinical Paediatric Rheumatology and Immunology
  • Molecular mechanisms of gene regulation
  • Epigenetics in autoimmune/inflammatory conditions
  • Cytokine dysregulation and effects on disease expression in autoimmune/inflammatory disease
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO)
  • Molecular pathophysiology of psoriasis and psoriatic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Disease mechanisms in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • International initiatives aiming at translating knowledge from small patient cohorts, daily clinical experience, and laboratory studies into routine patient care, and back to the laboratory bench.

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