Gabriele Faerber

Center for Vascular Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

After receiving her degree from the Albrecht-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg and first training and working as a GP, Dr Faerber specialised and qualified in phlebology in 1990 and in lymphology in 1998. Since 2001 she has been diagnosing and treating venous and lymphatic disorders at Centre of Vascular Medicine Hamburg.
In 2008 she qualified in nutritional medicine and has since then been focusing on the treatment of overweight and obese patients with lymphatic disorders and lipoedema. Very early on she discovered that a protein optimised ketogenic diet not only helped patients lose weight but was also able to reduce the typical lipoedema symptoms. Since 2010 she has published and presented her results both in scientific journals and at national and international conferences for vascular medicine and lymphology.

Her scientific interests are the connections between obesity, inflammation and metabolic disorders and vascular and lymphological disorders and lipoedema.

She was a board member of the German Societies of Lymphology and Phlebology until they merged in 2022 and continues to be on the board of the new German Society of Phlebology and Lymphology. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Phlebologie. While in 2015 she was a member of the expert working group for the German lipoedema guidelines, she was appointed coordinator and lead author of the pendent revision and actualisation of those guidelines in 2020.

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