Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
7.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Neurology, Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology (113811)

Helge Roland Topka

Prof. Dr. med.

Helge Roland Topka

Specialized in: neurology

About the department

The department of neurology, neurophysiology and neuropsychology at Academic Hospital Bogenhausen, numbering 81 beds, diagnoses and treats patients with acute and chronic diseases of the entire neurological spectrum using modern medical achievements. The department specializes in treatment of all diseases of the brain and brain supplying arteries, diseases of the spinal cord, as well as diseases of peripheral nerves and musculature. Every year more than 3,700 patients receive assistance in inpatient care. The Head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Helge Topka.

The most important diseases treated by the Bogenhausen clinic include neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis and paroxysmal diseases (eg, epilepsy) and also stroke.

Head physician of the department, professor and doctor of medicine Helge Topka organized a specialized center for the treatment of patients with stroke (stroke unit) more than 10 years ago. Currently, about 1200 of these patients are treated annually out of a total of 4,500 patients from all Munich. In 2016, the center received a re-certification according to the standards of the German Society for Stroke Control.

The main directions of department of neurology at the Munich clinic Bogenhausen include:

  • Daytime neurological hospital
  • Daytime cognitive neurology center
  • Stroke unit (Center for treatment of patients with stroke)
  • Parkinson's disease, neurological movement disorders
  • Somnology
  • Immunological diseases

Curriculum vitae

After studying at the Universities of Ulm and Tübingen, the specialist training took place at the Department of Neurology of the University of Tübingen. 

Scientific work has been done at the University of Tübingen and the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

1998 - 2002 Senior Physician at the Department of Neurology of the University of Tübingen; Head of the Neurophysiological Functional Laboratory, a scientific laboratory "Central Movement Control" and a special ambulance for movement disorders; Head of the Stroke- and Intermediate Care Unit at the University of Tübingen

Since 2002, Head of the Department of Neurology, Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology at the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich 

Extraordinary Professor at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich



Areas of Interest

Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Stroke, Acoustic Neuroma, Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor, Alzheimer, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lyme Disease, Dementia, Epilepsy, TBE, Encephalitis, Meningitis, Neurological Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory Diseases

Photo of the doctor: (c) München Klinik gGmbH

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