As the founder of microtherapy – an ultra-modern approach to the navigation of microinstruments in CT or MRI for the treatment of e.g. back pain, intervertebral discs or tumours – he stands for a future medicine between high- tech and naturopathy.
Defined by him as WORLD MEDICINE. To this end, he has established medical centers since 1989, founded companies and invested in high-tech and low-tech companies, start ups and products. More than 1000 new jobs have been created by him and his son Till to date.
Many new medical treatments, products or technologies have been developed by him and his team. In 1997, the radiologist and back expert Prof. Dr. med. Dietrich Grönemeyer founded the outpatient Grönemeyer Institute for Microtherapy in Bochum, which today has about 30 interdisciplinary treating physicians. Later in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart.
For more than 15 years he has been chairman of the board of the Wissenschaftsforum Ruhr e.V., an association of about 40 scientific university and non-university institutions such as individual Fraunhofer or Max Planck Institutes.
Since 2012, ZDF has been broadcasting the programme „Dietrich Grönemeyer – Life is more! Since 2019, the magazine „Professor Dietrich Grönemeyer“ has been published four times a year by the Funke Group from Essen.