Karin Jordan

Address Department of Haematology and Oncology
University Hospital Heidelberg



Professor Karin Jordan graduated from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Following a number of posts at the University Hospital Halle and Bernward Hospital, Hildesheim, she was appointed as a specialist in Internal Medicine and Haematology and Oncology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Since 2017 she is the leading senior physician of the Department of Haematology and Oncology at the University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. She was the vice executive director of the ethics committee at the University of Halle from 2009-2015. 

Professor Jordan has served as a board member of MASCC/ESMO Antiemetic Guideline Consensus Panel in 2009 and 2015, and is in the ASCO antiemetic guideline panel. She holds the co-chair of Supportive Care study group within the German Society of Medical Oncology (AIO) and is the associate chair of the German Association of Supportive Care in Oncology, Rehabilitation and Social Medicine (ASORS). 

Professor Jordan was also a member of the ESMO Young Oncologist Committee. Since 2013 she is the coordinator of the S3 Guidelines on Supportive Care within the Oncology Guideline Programme of the German Cancer Society and in 2014 became an associate editor of Annals of Oncology. Since 2017 she is the ESMO Faculty coordinator for Supportive & Palliative Care and also the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines subject editor for the supportive care section.

Professor Jordan has authored and co-authored more than 120 publications and her major area of interest is supportive care with a special focus on antiemetic treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and side effects of new drugs.