RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of duchenne muscular dystrophy (program ID: 105059)

Jörg B. Schulz

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg B. Schulz

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1984 - 1991 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Universität Köln
  • 1991 Promotion
  • 1992 Erteilung der ärztlichen Approbation
  • 1999 Habilitation an der medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen


  • 1992 Approbation als Arzt
  • 1999 Anerkennung als Facharzt für Neurologie


  • 1991 - 1993 Arzt im Praktikum und wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Neurologische Klinik der Universität Tübingen. (Direktor: Prof. Dr. J. Dichgans)
  • 1993 - 1995 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Neurology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston (Dr. M. F. Beal)
  • 1995 - 1998 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Neurologische Klinik der Universität Tübingen (Direktor: Prof. Dr. J. Dichgans)
  • 1998 - 2004 Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Neurodegeneration der Neurologischen Klinik, Universität Tübingen
  • 1998 - 1999 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie (Direktor: Prof. Dr. G. Buchkremer)
  • 1999 - 2004 Oberarzt der Neurologischen Klinik der Universität Tübingen (Direktor Prof. Dr. J. Dichgans)
  • 2004 - 2008 Universitätsprofessor (W3) für Restaurative Neurobiologie und Neurologie. Direktor der Abteilung Neurodegeneration und Neurorestaurationsforschung, DFG Forschungszentrum „Molekularphysiologie des Gehirns“ und Zentrum für Neurologische Medizin, Universität Göttingen
  • Seit 2009 Direktor der Neurologischen Klinik, RWTH Aachen

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 1985 - 1991 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1998 Gerhard Hess-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1999 Schering-Preis der Deutschen Parkinson-Gesellschaft
  • 1999 International Society for Neurochemistry Young Scientist Lectureship Award
  • 2000 Wahl zum Mitglied der Amercian Neurological Association
  • 2001 Pette-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie


  • Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen
  • Pathogenese von neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen (Demenzen, Parkinsonsyndrome, Ataxien, Chorea Huntington, Motoneuronerkrankungegn)
  • Klinische Studien bei Alzheimer Erkrankung, Parkinsonsyndromen und hereditären Bewegungsstörungen
  • Zelltodmechanismen in Neuronen
  • Gentherapie und andere experimentelle Therapien
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The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg B. Schulz offers treatment of all diseases of the neurological area for adult patients as well as a cross-regional medical care for acutely ill patients.  The Department of Neurology includes Intensive Care Unit and Stroke Unit for the emergency as well as the Neuropsychological Therapy Center for the patients with sequelae after stroke, particularly aphasia.

Another focus of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg B. Schulz is the diagnosis of neurological sleep disorders in the sleep laboratory and their treatment. The Department is a regional center in the network of Parkinson’s disease treatment and the European Huntington`s Disease Network. Another special feature of the treatment is deep brain stimulation (“brain stimulators”) of the progressing motor disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and tremor. 

Being integrated into the Center of Rare Diseases Aachen (ZSEA), the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg B. Schulz makes a great contribution in the treatment of rare movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, disorders of the autonomic nervous system and spinal vascular diseases within the Center of Rare Diseases Aachen (ZSEA).

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • EKG, lung function tests
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • muscle biopsy
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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