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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302458)


Matthias Endres

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias Endres

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Since 2005 W2 Professorship for Neurology at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Since 2004  Attending Physician at the Department of Neurology, Charité (Stroke Unit and Intensive Care Unit)
  • 2003 - 2005 Heisenberg Fellow, DFG
  • 1998 - 2003  Neurological Resident, Department of Neurology, Charité (Advisor: Prof. Einhäupl)
  • 1998 - 2004 Group Leader, ‘Cerebral Ischemia’ at the Department of Experimental Neurology Charité (Prof. Dirnagl)
  • 1996 - 1998 Fellow at Neuroscience Center, Massasuchetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (Advisor: Prof. Moskowitz)
  • 1994 - 1996 Neurological Resident, Medical University of Lübeck (Advisor: Prof. Kömpf)
  • 1988 - 1994 Studies in medicine at medical schools in Bochum, New York, Toronto, Hamburg

Research fields

  • Preventive vascular mechanisms (endothelial function, physical activity, harmacology)
  • Mechanisms of cell death (cell cycle activation, DNA damage and repair, apoptosis)
  • Regeneration and functional outcome (cellular plasticity, neurogenesis)

Clinical studies (stroke unit, telemedicine)

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin covers the full range of neurological disorders. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Endres.

Located at the Charité Campuses Mitte, Vichow-Klinikum and Benjamin Franklin, the department has 160 beds, 20 of which belong to Stroke Units and 14 belong to the neurological intensive care units. A highly dedicated team of neurologists and neuroscientists for the department focuses on the understanding and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Charité Berlint has a strong focus on stroke, hemorrhage, thrombus, meningoencephalitis and autoimmune-related CNS disorders. The department provides ultrasound diagnosis and ultrasound therapy. 

The Department of Neurology headed by Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Endres has the most advanced technology:

  • Routine monitoring and advanced intensive care monitoring
  • Neurophysiological monitoring
  • CSF
  • Modern CT & MRI imaging
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Сerebral microdialysis

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease!

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination:
    • somatosensory evoked potentials
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • BSG
    • creatine kinase (CK)
    • immunoelectrophoresis
    • vitamin B12, vitamin D
    • thyroid parameters
    • parathormone
    • genetic testing for bi-allelic deletion
      of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • brain and neck CT/ MRI
  • muscle biopsy if indicated
  • X-ray of the chest
  • CSF puncture with nervous water examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • symptomatic treatment (the costs for Nusinersen are not included)
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance
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Expected duration of the program:

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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