Dr. med. Robert Bodlaj

Personal information

  • Born in Munich
  • Studied human medicine at the University of Munich (LMU), state examination in 1995
  • Studied abroad in Houston (Texas, USA), Sydney and Brisbane (Australia)
  • Specialised training in otolaryngology beginning in 1995:
  • Postgraduate house officer and senior house officer from 1995 to 1998 at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic and Polyclinic, Großhadern Hospital, LMU Munich, under director Prof. Dr. E. Kastenbauer
  • 1998 to 2003: Senior house officer and associate specialist at the ENT Clinic and Polyclinic, University of Regensburg Hospital, under director Prof. Dr. J. Strutz
  • Medical licence awarded in 1997 in Munich
  • Doctorate in 2001 at the Institute for Surgical Research in Munich
  • Board certification examination in 2003 in Munich
  • Acquired ENT practice in Lichtenfels in 2004
  • Moved into new facilities in 2005 and expanded to include a centre for interventional sleep medicine and snoring therapy
  • Expanded practice space to include a cutting-edge allergy laboratory in 2008
  • Installation of a Morita Accuitomo 170 digital volume tomograph (DVT), currently the state-of-the-art high-resolution and low-radiation device, in 2009

Main research areas

  • Video analysis in sleep apnoea and snoring, including localisation of obstructions in obstructive sleep apnoea and the cause of snoring noise
  • Frequency analysis in snoring to diagnose the cause
  • Developing new surgical procedures, such as Leica head-mounted microscope-assisted Coblation lingual tonsillectomy or hyoid pharyngoplasty
  • Microcirculation and atherosclerosis
  • Treatment options in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Molecular biological causes of congenital deafness

Memberships and collaborations

  • Member of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin – DGSM)
  • Chair of the Sleep Medicine Task Force of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde), Head and Neck Surgery, www.hno.org
  • Member of the Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (Gesellschaft für Tauch- und Überdruckmedizin – GTUM)
  • Member of the Physicians' Association of German Allergologists (Ärzteverband Deutscher Allergologen e.V. – ÄDA)
  • Member of the Professional Association of Otolaryngologists (Berufsverband der Hals-Nasen-Ohrenärzte e.V.)
  • Member of the Empty Nose Syndrome International Association (ENSIA), www.ensassociation.org
  • Co-author of the ENT sleep medicine guidelines for therapy of obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Cooperation with Munich-Großhadern and Mannheim University ENT clinics

Medical Practice Dr.
Robert Bodlaj

Bamberger Strasse 7
96215 Lichtenfels

Fon: +49 9571 5885
Fax: +49 9571 948196
E-Mail: praxis@hno-lif.de