University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of guillain-barre syndrome (program ID: 165817)

Gereon Fink

Prof. Dr. med.

Gereon Fink

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1982 – 1989 Medizinstudium in Köln (mit Auslandssemester in Manchester)

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1989 – 1992 & 1993 – 1995  Assistenzarzt, Max – Planck – Institut für neurologische Forschung & Neurologische Klinik, Universität zu Köln (Prof. Heiss)
  • 1992 – 1993 Clinical Research Fellow, Dept. of Neurology & MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK (Prof. Frackowiak)
  • 1995 – 1997 Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology & National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London (Prof. Dolan)
  • 1997 – 2000 Assistenzarzt, Neurologie, Uniklinik Düsseldorf (Prof. Freund)
  • 1998 – 2005 AG Kognitive Neurologie, Institut für Medizin, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 2001 – 2004 Oberarzt, Neurologische Klinik, Uniklinikum Aachen (Prof. Noth)
  • Oktober 2002 C3 – Professur für Kognitive Neurologie der RWTH Aachen
  • 2004 – 2006 C4 – Professur für Neurologie – Kognitive Neurologie, RWTH Aachen & stellvertretender Direktor der Neurologie der Uniklinik Aachen
  • 2005 – heute Direktor, Kognitive Neurowissenschaften, Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM3), Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 2006 – heute W3 – Professur für Neurologie, Universität zu Köln, Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie, Uniklinikum Köln

Tätigkeiten in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung (Auswahl)

  • 2002 – 2006 Sprecher der DFG-geförderten Klinischen Forschergruppe KFO – 112 zu „Aufmerksamkeitsstörungen und deren therapeutischer Beeinflussung“
  • 2002 – 2008 Koordinator für neurologische Forschung im Brain Imaging Centre West, BMBF-gefördertes Kompetenzzentrum für funktionelle Bildgebung in den klinisch orientierten Neurowissenschaften
  • 2003 – heute Mitglied des Wissenschaftlich – Technischen Rates des FZ Jülich
  • 2008 – 2011 Mitglied des Wissenschaftlichen Beirates, Universität zu Köln
  • 2010 – heute Sprecher der DFG-geförderten Klinischen Forschergruppe KFO – 219 zu „Basalganglien – Kortex – Schleifen: Mechanismen pathologischer Interaktion und therapeutischer Modulation“
  • 2011 – 2012 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie
  • 2011 – 2013 Erster Prorektor der Universität zu Köln und Prorektor für Wissenschaft und Nachwuchs
  • 2014 – heute Vorstand der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN, 3. Vorsitzender)
  • 2015 – heute Prodekan für Struktur und Planung, Medizinische Fakultät der Universität zu Köln

Auszeichnungen, Stipendien (Auswahl)

  • 1983 – 1989 Stipendium der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 1992 – 1993 Otto-Hahn-Stipendium der Max – Planck – Gesellschaft
  • 1995 – 1997 European Traveller Fellowship des Wellcome Trust, UK
  • 2003 Wissenschaftspreis NRW des Wissenschaftszentrum NRW
  • 2004 Pette – Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie
  • 2008 Hospital – Innovations – Preis 2008
  • 2009 Forschungspreis der Fürst Donnersmarck-Stiftung
  • 2011 Fortbildungspreis der DGKN
  • 2015 Max-Delbrück-Preis der Universität zu Köln
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gereon Fink meets top university tasks in the patient care, teaching and academic science. With 100 beds in the specialized units, the Department provides the whole range of diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.

The focuses of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Cologne cover the following services:

  • Neurological intensive care
  • Stroke with the specialized treatment in the specialized unit for stroke, neurological early rehabilitation of strokes and other cerebrovascular diseases
  • Treatment of movement disorders, especially, Parkinson’s disease by special techniques, for example, by means of deep brain stimulation or apomorphin
  • Neuroimmunological diseases, especially multiple sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathies, especially CIDP, MMN and other inflammatory neuropathies
  • Treatment of brain tumors

In addition to the outpatient department with the general neurological consultation and the 24-hour emergency service, there are specialized outpatient departments for the following areas:

  • Neurooncology (brain tumors)
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Botulinum toxin therapy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rare neuroimmunological diseases
  • Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia / memory impairment
  • Cerebrovascular disease / stroke
  • Epilepsy and narcolepsy

The diagnosis and treatment of all neurological diseases are carried out on the inpatient basis. Along with the common department, there is a private Neurological Department of Intensive Care and supra-regional certified Stroke Unit for providing the comprehensive medical care. Moreover, the Department of Neurology has a Department of Early Rehabilitation for the patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases.

The range of the inpatient provided services of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gereon Fink covers both diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Acute stroke (ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage), early rehabilitation of neurological and neurosurgical diseases, particularly cerebrovascular diseases
  • Movement disorders, in particular, Parkinson’s diseases, innovative therapies of the most severe Parkinson syndrome with deep brain stimulation, apomorphine and duodopa pump therapy
  • Dementia Diagnosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis and other neuroimmunological diseases
  • Neurooncology

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
  • neuropsychological tests:
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
  • nerve conduction studies
  • repetitive nerve stimulation
  • electromyography (EMG) daily monitoring
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • contrast MRI blood vessels examination
  • 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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