“Every work day has a lot of variety. We are involved with all variants of hematological neoplasia and consider ourselves to be diagnosticians in the very best sense of the word,” says Dr. Christian Dornes, physician at the MLL and MHP. “Dealing quickly with even complex cases and discussing the findings with our clients who request the tests is a challenge that is a lot of fun at the same time. Even within the MLL, there is an active collaboration and open communication among the scientists and the medical-technical laboratory assistants (MTLAs) across departments.”

Physicians still need clinical competence in hematology for the work at the MLL, but they are relieved of nearly all administrative tasks and are able to focus on key aspects of the specialist field. The ever-present goal of this is to help shape the present and future of hematology using state-of-the-art diagnostics and information technology methods. In the process, the MLL physician is at the central and coordinated interface between the various departments of the laboratory. Dr. Dornes explains: “Every day, I have the feeling that – diagnostically, technologically, and economically – I am working on the cutting edge. New developments are not only anticipated but actively shaped.”

After working independently in hematology diagnostics and also sometimes at in-patients via the MHP, it is possible to become involved in scientific and entrepreneurial strategic projects.

Author: Dr. Christian Pohlkamp