Sana Hospital Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany

Department of Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation

Wilhelm Nacimiento

Prof. Dr. med.

Wilhelm Nacimiento

Specialized in: neurology, early neurological rehabilitation

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Employment history

  • June 1993 – examination for the degree of medical doctor
  • From 1993 to February 2000 – hospital supervisor at  the Neurology Hospital of RWTH Aachen University (prof. dr Noth)
  • From April 1999 to February 2000 – Lead Hospital Supervisor  at  the Neurology Hospital of RWTH Aachen University
  • March 2000 - Chief Medical Officer of the Neurology Hospital at the Duisburg Hospital
  • 2001 – assigned as Associated Professor at RWTH Aachen University 
  • From 2003 – additionally assigned as Chief Medical Officer of the Early Neurological Rehabilitation Hospital at the  Duisburg Hospital 



  • Fellow of the German Neurological Society (DGN)
  • Panelist of the Board of leading hospital neurologists of  the German Neurological Society (DGN)
  • CMO Spokesman of non-university neurological institutions at the Annual  Chief Officers Annual Conference
  • Fellow of Society of Palliative Care (DGN)
  • Fellow of the German Stroke Society
  • Deputy Chief Officer of  Medical Malpractice Expert Panel of the Medical Chamber of North Rhine
  • Regional Representative of German Stroke Help Foundation 
  • Panelist of the  Quality Control Committee and peer-review group at SANA
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The Department of Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation at the Sana Hospital Duisburg deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscular disorders. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Nacimiento, specialist in the field of neurology, special neurological intensive care medicine. 

The main neurological treatment focuses at the Sana Hospital Duisburg are diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy, as well as herniated discs or spinal cord diseases. Moreover, stroke patients receive specialized medical care within the interregional certified Stroke Unit, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Nacimiento. 

The Department of Early Neurological Rehabilitation at the Sana Hospital Duisburg treats severely injured patients after such acute injuries as traumatic brain injury, stroke, inflammatory and expansive processes of the central nervous system and disorder of oxygen supply due to the cardiovascular failure. The goal of all employees of the Sana Hospital Duisburg is to maintain the greatest possible independence of the patient, as well as to return him/her to a normal social environment. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Nacimiento are:

  •  Stroke 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Spinal cord diseases 
  • Central motor disorders and neurodegenerative diseases 
  • Inflammatory and immunological diseases 
  • Epilepsies 
  • Oncological diseases 
  • Traumatic injuries 
  • Metabolic, hormonal and toxic diseases 
  • Spinal diseases 
  • Palliative care 
  • Early neurological rehabilitation 

The Hospitals Sana Duisburg offers the following highly specialized examination methods:

  • Clinical examination 
  • Extra- and transcranial Doppler and duplex scanning 
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) 
  • Evoked potentials (EVOP) 
  • Electromyography (EMG) 
  • Electroneurogram 
  • CSF analysis 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • CT scan 
  • Electronystagmography

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