moesges_ralph University professor Ralph Mösges, FAAAAI (MD, PhD, MSEE) is an otorhinolaryngologist and allergologist. He resides in Cologne, Germany.
In 1996 he became Professor for Medical Informatics and the Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology at the University of Cologne in Germany. He has previously been a consultant for otorhinolaryngology and responsible for the ORL Allergy Clinic at the University Hospital, Medical Faculty of Aachen, where he is still a lecturer in otorhinolaryngology.
Ralph Mösges has completed studies in the fields of electrical engineering, and medicine at the University of Aachen, Germany, and has received a diploma in engineering, a master degree in public administration and a doctoral degree in medicine. He has undergone training in pneumology and otorhinolaryngology and has received advanced degrees in otorhinolaryngology, allergology, and medical informatics. He holds a PhD degree in medical informatics.
In 1986 he was a fellow in clinical pharmacology at the WHO co-operative center LERS in Paris and Munich and later served as a consultant for this scientific institution.
Professor Mösges holds a patent for “computer-assisted surgery” and is the editor of the handbook of “Computer-integrated Surgery” which was published by MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was Program Chairman of the MRCAS World Congress on Medical Robotics and Computer-assisted Surgery.
His current major research fields are allergy and infections diseases of the upper airways, epidemiology, and clinical pharmacology.
He gave keynote lectures at the conference of the International Rhinologic Society in Ghent, Belgium, and at conferences of national academies and was invited by national societies of allergy and otorhinolaryngology to lecture in 66 countries.
Ralph Mösges is the author and editor of ten books and has published more than 160 articles in journals including Allergy, Laryngoscope, Eur Arch ORL, ORL, Bio Drugs, Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, The Journal of Otolaryngology, and Drug Research. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Rhinology and several other German and foreign journals.
He is the chairman of the International Standardization Committee for the Objective Assessment of the Upper Airways (ISCOANA), a task force of the International Rhinologic Society (IRS) and serves as a member of the guidelines committee of the German Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and he is also a member of the task forces for the development of guidelines in rhinosinusitis and in sudden deafness of this scientific society. Professor Mösges is a member of the German and European Academies of Allergy and Rhinology and a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Professor Mösges has been involved as a study coordinator, biostatistician, investigator, or principle investigator in more than 150 clinical studies. He has also been a consultant for private and public institutions such as Daimler Benz AG, Philips B.V., the German Aerospace Agency, and the German Research Council (DFG).
In 2009 Prof. Mösges has received the prize for the best poster in Rhinology/plastic surgery at the IFOS World Congress of Otolaryngology and the German Apheresis Innovation Award for his research in sudden deafness.