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Eckhard Nagel – a physician with ties to Wuhan

Eckhard Nagel is the Executive Director of the Institute of Medical Management and Health Sciences at the University of Bayreuth.

Eckhard Nagel remembers well how he stumbled upon the name “Wuhan” by chance in a French journal three years ago. “That was the first time I read about the city in a European newspaper,” he says. Unlike most in Germany, the head of the Institute for Medical Management and Health Sciences at the University of Bayreuth knew the megacity before the Coronavirus. Since 2018, the 61-year-old has been one of two presidents of the Sino-German Friendship Hospital at the Tongji Clinic.

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