Professor in Ophthalmology Department University, Munich, Germany
From 1993 – 2015 he was Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU), Germany, since 1993.
From 1987 – 1993 he was Professor and Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Würzburg, Germany. He received his medical degree from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Germany in 1975 and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the same institution 1979.
He then went on to complete a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University in 1980, followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship in Germany and joined the faculty at the department of Ophthalmology of LMU, Munich.
Besides ophthalmic pathology his areas of research interests are vitreoretinal diseases, esp. diseases of the vitreoretinal interface, retinal cell biology and clinical research related to intraocular surgery. Dr. Kampik has taught and published extensively in his research fields, with over 300 publications in peer reviewed journals, and 14 books edited.
He is serving as editorial board member of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, he also serves or seved on numerous editorial boards including Der Ophthalmologe, Graefe´s Archives, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Retina, and European Journal of Ophthalmology.
He currently also serves as Secretary-General of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG), was president of DOG in 1997, and is member of the European Academy of Ophthalmology.
He additionally acts in the program committee of the German annual educational ophthalmology meeting ”Augenärztliche Akademie Deutschland” (AAD) since 2000.