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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Neurology


Stefan Schwab

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c.

Stefan Schwab

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the largest clinics in Germany. The Department annually treats over 3,500 inpatients and 15,000 outpatients. There is maintained a close collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery and the Section of Neuroradiology. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Stefan Schwab.  

A special Stroke Unit should be noted, since it is the largest one in Bavaria and one of the largest in Germany. Moreover, the Department has a highly effective neurological intensive care unit for the treatment of critically ill patients. Another prominent institution is the Epilepsy Center (EC). 

All these units are integrated into the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Erlangen and allow to provide a comprehensive medical care in accordance with the latest scientific achievements. The Department has special outpatient clinics for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunologic disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia, neuromuscular diseases, neoplastic diseases of the nervous system (neuro-oncology) and neurovascular disorders. In 2008, there was formed a new Section of Molecular Neurology within the Department.

Thanks to the achievements in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, the Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Stefan Schwab at the University Hospital Erlangen is recommended in the FOCUS list of top hospitals.

The spectrum of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Erlangen:

  • Acute inflammatory diseases of CNS
  • Movement disorders
  • Dystonia and botulinum toxin therapy
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache and other aches
  • Multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurosonological Laboratory
  • Neurophysiology
  • Department of Emergency
  • Stroke Unit
  • Telemedicine
  • Vascular neurology

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