Benno Brinkhaus, MD, PhD, is a doctor of internal medicine, acupuncture and naturopathy and trained in epidemiology.
Worked from 1994 to 2001 as a physician and a research associate in the Medical Department I, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany from 1995-2001 as the head of the department of complementary medicine.
Works since 2001 as senior scientist, deputy head of the department for Complementary medicine and institute teaching coordinator in the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.
He is the principal investigator of several acupuncture trials, author and coauthor of the ART and ARC trials. He is involved as investigator in several acupuncture studies for example in allergic rhinitis (funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).
Membership of different medical and acupuncture societies, reviewer of national and international medical journals.