Achim Schmidtko (born 1972) studied pharmacy and medicine at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and received the license to practice pharmacy and medicine in 1998 and 2004, respectively. He earned his PhD and MD degree at the Goethe University Frankfurt and is a medical specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology and in Clinical Pharmacology.
From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. Since 2016 he is Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy at the Goethe University Frankfurt.
His key research focus is on the characterization of cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain processing. His research group uses a variety of methods from classical pharmacology, in vivo experimental models, molecular biology, and microscopic imaging. He is member of the EACPT executive committee since 2017.