»Christian Chaussy Award 2020« goes to Dr Marie-Claire Rassweiler-Seyfried for her research on electrohydraulic high-frequency ESWL


On 25 September 2020, Dr Marie-Claire Rassweiler-Seyfried (University Hospital Mannheim, Department of Urology and Urosurgery, Mannheim/Germany) received the »Christian Chaussy Award 2020« for her research* on electrohydraulic high-frequency ESWL. Her research focus was the evaluation of kidney damage.

The award is organised by the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) and is given to young researchers for outstanding scientific work in this branch of medicine. The award ceremony took place during the 72nd Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) in Leipzig, Germany. There, Rassweiler-Seyfried described her work and presented the results of her research group, which also included Professor Peter Alken as well as employees* of STORZ MEDICAL.

About the »Christian Chaussy Award«
The »Christian Chaussy Award« is named after Professor Dr Christian Chaussy. On 7 February 1980, he treated the first kidney-stone patient worldwide successfully with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Shortly after the first treatment, the new method was celebrated as a revolution. The German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) has been organising the award since 2019. STORZ MEDICAL supports the award with a research grant of €2,500.

*Elektrohydraulische Hochfrequenz ESWL - Evaluation der Nierenschäden [Electrohydraulic high-frequency ESWL – evaluation of kidney damage]
M.-C. Rassweiler-Seyfried1, J. Mayer2, C. Goldenstedt2, R. Storz2, E. Marlinghaus2, G. Heine2, P. Alken1
1University Hospital Mannheim, Department of Urology and Urosurgery, Mannheim, Germany
2Storz Medical AG, Tägerwilen, Switzerland