Professor Heribert Kentenich work focuses on reproductive medicine, ethics and psychosomatic gynecology.
In 2018, the Berlin Medical Association awarded him the Georg Klemperer Medal of Honour ‘for special merit in patient care in Berlin.
Kentenich performs numerous functions in scientific institutions and advisory bodies. Since 1989 he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Society for Psychosomatic Gynecology and Obstetrics and of the Ethics Committee of the Berlin Medical Association . From 1990 to 2005 he was a member of the board of the German Society for Psychosomatic Gynecology and Obstetrics, of which he was President from 1993 to 1999. At the same time he was a member of the Advisory Committee from 1990 to 1996 and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology from 2005 to 2009. In this society he led the interest group ‘Psychology and Counseling’.
From 2003 to 2006 he was President and from 2009 to 2010 a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Berlin. From 2006 to 2011 he was a member of the scientific advisory board of the German Medical Association and since 2007 he has been chairman of the working group “Open Questions in Reproductive Medicine” at the German Medical Association.
Since 2000, Kentenich has been a member of the editorial board and since 2002 he has been a scientific advisor to the “ Journal for Gynecological Endocrinology ”. He is also a scientific advisor to the journals “ Gynaecological Practice ” (2003 to 2006) and “ Sexuologie ” (since 2006). From 2006 to 2010 he was also Associate Editor of Human Reproduction magazine .