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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Peter VajkoczyCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

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  • since 2007  Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Charité
  • since 2006  Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg
  • 2001 - 2006 Senior physician at the Department of Neurosurgery, Mannheim University Hospital, University Heidelberg
  • 1995 - 2001 Residency, Department of Neurosurgery, Mannheim University Hospital (Prof. Peter Schmiedek)
  • 1992 - 1996 PhD thesis, Institute for Surgical Research, University Hospital Grosshadern, University of Munich
  • 1988 - 1995 Studies in medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Activities in the scientific community, honors, awards

  • 2003   Young Neurosurgeon Research Award of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
  • 2003   Wolfgang Hoffmeister Award, Faculty of Medicine for Clinical Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg
  • 2002   Research Award, German Academy of Neurosurgery
  • 2001   Hemedex Pioneer Investigator Award
  • 2001   Hermann Rein Prize, German Association for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology
  • 1998   Aesculap Research Award, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • 1998   Pharmacia & Upjohn Young Investigator Award, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 1998   Travel Award, American Association of Cancer Research (A ACR)
  • 1990 - 1995 Scholarship, German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

Reasearch focus

  • Angiogenesis
  • Microcirculation
  • Acute and chronic ischemia
  • Oncology
  • Endothelial Cell Biology

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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Charite deals with the treatment of the peripheral and central nervous systems.


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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Martin ScholzCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • April 1984 Start of medical studies at Free University Berlin
  • 1987-1990 Tutoring at the Anatomical Institute of the Free University Berlin 
  • Winter 89/90 Derivation of a tri-semester of the practical year inter alia in the department of Surgery of the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Barcelona / Spain and the St. Gertrauden Hospital in Berlin (PD Dr. Fey)
  • April 1990 State examination (Rating: good)
  • From June 1990 first year resident at the Moabit Hospital (Prof. Dr. E. Kraas, Surgical Clinic) and in the neurosurgery departments of the RWTH Aachen University (Prof. Dr. JM Gilsbach) and the Rudolf Virchow Clinic of the FU Berlin (Prof. Dr. WR Lanksch)
  • July 1991 Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Science (ECFMG basic part)
  • December 91 Acceptance as assistant physician in the neurosurgery clinic of the clinic Rudolf Virchow in Berlin (FU Berlin)
  • January 1992 Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Science (ECFMG clinical part)
  • August 1992 Change to the neurosurgery clinic of the Ruhr-University Bochum at the Miners Hospital Bochum-Langendreer (Prof. Dr. A. Harders)
  • 1992 - 1994 Clinical collaboration at the DFG Project: Evoked potentials in traumatic brain tumors (head: Prof. Dr. R. Firsching)
  • (CAD / CAM) Implant production for the reconstruction of contour and continuity defects of the facial and brain skull on the basis of spiral CT data "(Prof. Dr. Dr. Machtens, coordination: PD Dr. Dr. Eufinger)
  • August 1994 Doctoral thesis at the RWTH Aachen University "Non-radioactive in situ hybridization of paraffin-embedded meningiomas of different dignity on chromosome 10 and 17"
  • August 1996 Specialist for Neurosurgery
  • April 1997 Full member of the German Association of Neurosurgery
  • Since May 1999 Managing senior physician of the Neurosurgery Clinic
  • From 7/99 clinical cooperation in the DFG project "Computer-assisted formation of defects of the brain and facial skull with individual implants" (head: PD Dr. Dr. Eufinger)
  • October 2000 Recognition of the facultative further education "Special Neurosurgery Intensive Care "
  • 2001 Co-applicant at the BMBF-Project of the Ruhr-University Bochum / Competence Center Medical Technology Ruhr (KMR), Subtitle "Navigation and Ultrasound" (Head: Prof. Dr. Ermert, Department of High Frequency Technology)
  • Dec. 2001 Habilitation with the topic: "Development of an endoscopic navigation system on the basis of an automatic optical visual inspection"
  • Since 2002 Member of the doctoral commission of the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2002 Co-applicant for the DFG-Focus Program 1124: "Medical Navigation and Robotics" (together with Prof. Eufinger and PD Dr. Schmieder and Prof. K. Radermacher)
  • Jan. 2003 Internship in the department of Vascular Neurosurgery, Mass.Gen. Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, USA
  • Since 2003 Head of Microsurgery operations courses for students
  • 2003 Individual member of the European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS)
  • 10/2004 Participation in the department of training courses and continuing education of the German Academy for Neurosurgery on behalf of the DGNC in Heidelberg (Head of Unit Prof. Dr. Unterberg)
  • 3/2005 Founding of the neuro-oncological tumor bank of the Ruhr-University Bochum in collaboration with Prof. Schlegel, Director of the Neurological Clinic
  • 2005/2006 Reviewing for international journals such as Spinal Cord and the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
  • 5/2006 Member of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) in Bochum
  • 6/2006 Member of the German Association of Plastic and Restorative Surgery e.V.
  • 8/2006 work shadowing in the Neurosurgery Clinic of the Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Grotenhuis)
  • 6/2006 Graduation of a 4 semesters of technical colleges study for being a Public Healthcare Controller and Manager
  • 1/2007 Reviewing for the journal "Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering"
  • 4/2007 Reviewing for the journal "Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing"
  • 7/2007 Orientation and Course Director "First European Course of microsurgical creation and clipping of aneurysms" in Bochum.
  • 7/2007 Application procedure Chair of Neurosurgery / Cape Town University (Cape Town / South Africa): 2nd place
  • 4/2008 Obtaining an APL professorship at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 7/2008 Appointed to the Editorial Board of the International Journal "Head and Neck Oncology"
  • 8/2008 Orientation and Course Director "Second course of microsurgical creation and clipping of aneurysms" in Bochum.
  • 8/2008 Senior Physician / Deputy Clinic Director Neuroschirurgie Miners Hostpital Bochum- Langendre

 

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Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.8/10 from 5 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery offers surgical treatment of neurological, neuropediatric and orbital diseases. With 68 beds, the department ranks among the largest German Neurosurgy Centers and has a long experience in all fields of microsurgery and neuroendoscopy.


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University Hospital Münster

9.4/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Münster deals with the surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems.


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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar is a part of the newly established “Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum” since March 2007.


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University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical diseases. The department has state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment and a team of highly qualified doctors.


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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

7.4/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen focuses on the following tasks and areas: microsurgery, vascular brain surgery, brain tumors, skull base surgery, spinal column surgery, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerves, pain therapy, radiosurgery.


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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Munich focuses on personalized treatment plans tailored to the patient’s needs, which meet the highest medical and technical standards. Here, the therapy of neurosurgical diseases is performed with the help of leading technologies.


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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Marcos TatagibaCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Medical study

  • University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1980 to 1986
  • Residency Program in Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Training from 1987 to 1993 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover, Germany, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Dr. Madjid Samii.
  • Board of Neurosurgery in March, 1993 (European Certificate)

Doctoral thesis

  • Accomplished in January 1992 at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany “Significance for postoperative hearing of preserving the labyrinth in vestibular schwannoma surgery”

Post-doctoral thesis

  • Accomplished in February 1998 at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany “Regeneration of axotomized acoustic nerve of adult rat after intrathecal treatment with the IN-1 antibody against neurite growth inhibitors”.

Major university positions

  • 2000 Vice Director, International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover
  • 2002 Vice Director, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg
  • 2003 Director and Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Tübingen
  • 2006 Appointed as Chairman and Director, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Zurich

Scientific publications

  • Journals: 237 peer-reviewed articles
  • Book Chapters: 25 chapters
  • Books (Autor/Editor): 4 books

Areas of special interest

  • Basic Research: Neurooncology, including Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroregeneration of the Peripheral and the Central Nervous System
  • Clinical Research: Skull Base Tumors, including CP Angle tumors

Membership of scientific and medical societies

  • Member of the German Society of Neurosurgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie)
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS-USA)
  • Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS-USA)
  • Member of the German Society of Skull Base (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the German Skull Base Society as Treasurer
  • Member of the European Skull Base Society
  • Member of the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery (Sociedade Brasileira de Neurocirurgia)
  • Member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery (GANS)
  • Member of the Academia Eurasiana
  • President of the German Academy of Neurosurgery (2010-2011)
  • President-elect German-speaking Society of Skull Base (Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie)

Major prizes

  • 1997 Young Neurosurgeon Award. World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
  • 2001 Aesculap/EANS Prize. European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • 2002 Neurosurgical Research Foundation Prize. German Society of Neurosurgery
  • 2007 Innovation Preis “Medizintechnik” – Federal Ministry of Science (BMBF)

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University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery covers the full range of neurosurgical interventions. These include surgery of brain cancer and spinal cord tumor in children and adults, skull base and pituitary surgery, treatment of neurofibromatosis, vascular malformations / aneurysms, hydrocephalus, traumatic brai...


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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The department of neurosurgery d specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spine diseases. Performing about 2500 surgeries annually, the department is considered one of the leading centers of neurosurgery in Germany.


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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

As one of the largest clinics of neurosurgery in Germany with over 2,500 operations per year, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen covers the whole range of neurosurgical diseases, injuries, inflammations, tumors and malformations of the brain and spinal cord and their ...


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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Hans ClusmannCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Studium

  • 1986 bis 1993 Medizinstudium an der Universität zu Köln
  • 1989 bis 1993 Experimentellen Doktorarbeit am Institut für Neurophysiologie der Universität zu Köln bei Prof. Dr. Uwe Heinemann, Externe Kooperationen mit Prof. Dr. Robert Nitsch, Zentrum für Anatomie, Universität Frankfurt und mit Dr. D.N. Stephens, Schering AG, Berlin

Promotion

  • 1996 "Charakterisierung extra-zellulärer Potentiale in der Area dentata im Hirnschnittpräparat der Ratte nach Kindling und nach Läsion des entorhinalen Kortex invivo", Bewertung „summacum laude"

Weiterbildung / Werdegang

  • 1991 Studienaufenthalt an der University of California at Los Angeles (USA) bei Jerome Engel Jr. MD, PhD
  • 1994 AiP am Institut für Neurophysiologie der Universität zu Köln
  • 1994 bis 2001 AiP und Assistenzarzt in der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der Universität Bonn bei Prof. Dr. Johannes Schramm
  • 2001 Facharzt für Neurochirurgie
  • 2003 Ernennung zum Oberarzt
  • 2004 Venia legendi für das Lehrgebiet Neurochirurgie und Ernennung zum Privatdozenten an der Universität Bonn. Titel der Habilitationsschrift: "Differenzierte limitierte Resektionen in der chirurgischen Behandlung der Temporallappenepilepsie -- Untersuchung der prognostischen Faktoren, Erfolgschancen und operativen Risiken"
  • 2007 Ernennung zum Leitenden Oberarzt
  • 2007 Zusatzbezeichnung "Spezielle Intensivmedizin"
  • 2007 bis 2009  Mehrfache Aufenthalte in Arabischen Staaten für Konsil- und neurochirurgisch-operative Tätigkeit
  • 2009 Stellvertreter des Klinikdirektors Prof. Dr. J. Schramm
  • 2009 Listenplatz bei der Bewerbung um die W3-Professur für Neurochirurgie an den
  • Westfälischen Wilhelms - Universität Münster
  • 2010 Rufe auf W3-Professuren für Neurochirurgie an der RWTH Aachen und an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • ab Mai 2010 Direktor der Neurochirurgischen Klinik am Universitätsklinikum Aachen und W3-Professor für Neurochirurgie der RWTH Aachen

Wissenschaftspreise und Auszeichnungen

  • 1998 "Hans-Imhoff-Forschungspreis" der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln
  • 2001 Förderpreis der "Stiftung Neurochirurgische Forschung" der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC)
  • Spezielle klinisch-operative Expertise

Kranial

  • Hirntumoroperationen, u.a. mit Neuronavigation und intraoperativem Monitoring als sog. "funktionelles Operieren"
  • Schädelbasis-Chirurgie mit Hypophysenchirurgie
  • Vaskuläre Neurochirurgie
  • Epilepsiechirurgie
  • Kinderneurochirurgie, insb. auch mit endoskopischer Hydrocephalusbehandlung
  • Traumaversorgung

Spinal

  • Degenerative Spinal- und Bandscheibenerkrankungen von HWS, BWS und LWS mit Nervenwurzel- oder Rückenmarkschädigung
  • Spinale Tumore und Trauma
  • Altersadaptierte minimal invasive Behandlung z.B. osteoporotischer Wirbelkörperfrakturen
  • Spinale Rekonstruktionen und Spondylodesen u.a. mit
  • Endoskopie bis hin zu komplexen sog. 360° Versorgungen

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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Hans Clusmann has taken over the direction of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Aachen since 2010.


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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

In the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hannover Medical School complex treatment of nervous system diseases is performed by using the most advanced microneurosurgical, endoscopic, stereotactic and interventional treatment methods.


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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) has 100 years of experience in neurosurgery treatment and offers the full range of services in this field.


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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich SureCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Zusatzqualifikationen:

  • Zertifikat Vaskuläre Neurochirurgie der DGNC 
  • Zertifikat Neuroonkologie der DGNC 
  • Zertifikat Epilepsiechrirgie der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für prächirurgische Epilepsiediagnostik 

Wehrdienst: 

  • 1984-1985 

Studium:

  • 1986-1993 Freie Universität Berlin und Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br. 

Auslandsaufenthalte:

  • 1990 Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik, Sao Paulo, Brasilien; Professor Evandro de Oliveira 
  • 1990 Abteilung Pädiatrische Neurochirurgie, New York University, New York, USA; Professor Fred Epstein 
  • 1992 PJ: Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik, Nagoya Japan; Professor Kenichiro Sugita 
  • 1993 PJ: Institute of Neurology, Squeens Square, London, GB; Prof. C.D. Marsden 
  • 2006 Carolina Neurological Institute, Raleigh, USA, Professor Takanori Fukushima 

Dissertation

  • Untersuchungen zum Medulloblastom. 1993 Doktorvater: Professor Wolfgang Seeger, Freiburg. Magna cum laude

Habilitation

  • Endothelzellproliferation und Neoangiogenese cerebraler 2002 arteriovenöser Malformationen und ihre klinische Bedeutung. Philipps-Universität Marburg

Weiterbildung, Entwicklung

  • 1993 Postdoktorand des Instituts für Neuropathologie der Universität Zürich, Professor Paul Kleihues, Professor Adriano Aguzzi 
  • 1994 Assistenzarzt der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der RWTH Aachen. Professor Joachim M. Gilsbach 
  • 1997 Assistenzarzt der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der Philipps Universität Marburg, Professor Helmut Bertalanffy 
  • 1999 Facharzt für Neurochirurgie 
  • 1999 Oberarzt der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der Philipps Universität Marburg 
  • 2002 Leitender Oberarzt und stellvertretender Direktor 
  • 2006 APL-Professur an der Philipps-Universität Marburg 
  • 2007 kommissarischer Direktor der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der Philipps Universität Marburg 
  • 2008 Rufrückgabe Universitätsklinikum Mannheim 
  • 2008 Rufannahme Universitätsklinikum Essen 
  • 2008 Direktor der Neurochirurgischen Universitätsklinik Essen 
  • 2011 Rufrückgabe Universitätsklinikum Bonn 

Klinische Schwerpunkte 

  • Neurovaskuläre Neurochirurgie 
  • Hirntumorchirurgie (inkl. Schädelbasis) 
  • Epilepsiechirurgie 
  • Wirbelsäulen- und Rückenmarkschirurgie 
  • Minimal invasive Operationsmethoden 

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

  • Intraoperarive Bildgebung 
  • Molekulare Grundlagen neurovaskulärer Erkrankungen 
  • Molekulare Grundlagen neuroonkologischer Erkrankungen 
  • Neurochirurgische Relevanz der Ultrahochfeldkernspintomographie 
  • Neurppsychologie in der Neurochirurgie 

Fremdsprachen

  • Englisch
  • Portugiesisch
  • Italienisch 

Editor in Chief

  • Neurosurgical Review 

Mitglied im Advisory Board

  • Central European Neurosurgery 
  • Surgical Neurology International 
  • Neurochirurgie Scan 
  • Innovative Surgical Sciences  

Ehrenämter 

  • Mitglied Zertifizierungskommssion für „vaskuläre Neurochirurgie“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC) 
  • Mitglied Referat "Spezialgebiete" der Neurochirurgischen Akademie für Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung (NCAFW) 
  • Mitglied des Kuratoriums des Fraunhofer-Institutes MEVIS in Bremen 
  • Delegierter der DGNC bei der EANS

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Essen University Hospital is the center of maximum medical care and ranks among the largest neurosurgical departments of Germany. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med.


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Academic Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Spine Surgery

The Department of Spine Surgery at the Academic Hospital Hildesheim covers the entire spectrum of spine surgery, as well as neurosurgical care in case of accidents (e. g. acute cerebral hemorrhages). The department treats more than 1,500 inpatients and almost 6,000 outpatients.


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