Dietrich Grönemeyer

Dietrich H. W. Grönemeyer (born November 12, 1952) is a German professor of medicine and one of the inventors of Microtherapy.[1] He grew up in Bochum with his two brothers. One of them, Herbert Grönemeyer, is a popular musician.

Dietrich Grönemeyer.

After studying sinology and romance languages in Bochum and medicine in Kiel Grönemeyer graduated in 1978. In 1982 he received a Ph.D., and at the Witten/Herdecke University in 1990 he finished his habilitation, a work that is usually needed in Germany to become a university professor.

He is the director of the "Grönemeyer Institute for MicroTherapy" in Bochum, and he teaches radiology and microtherapy at the privately financed Witten/Herdecke University. He is also a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Steinbeis-Hochschule in Berlin.


  • with Rainer M. Seibel: Interventionelle Computertomographie. Wien 1989, ISBN 3-89412-061-4.
  • with Robert B. Lufkin: Open Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Berlin u. a. 1999, ISBN 3-540-63781-8.


  1. ^ SMST-2004: proceedings of the International Conference on Shape - 2006 - Jörn Richter and Dietrich Grönemeyer, Institut für Mikrotherapie, cf. The End of Hardware, 3rd Edition: Augmented Reality and Beyond p415 Rolf R. Hainich - 2009 "Dietrich Grönemeyer, who created interventional radiology, supported my ideas in their early stages already."

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