University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Department of Neurology


Helmuth Steinmetz

Prof. Dr. med.

Helmuth Steinmetz

Specialized in: neurology

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  1. Steinmetz H, Volkmann J, Jäncke L, Freund HJ (1991) Anatomical left-right asymmetry of language-related temporal cortex is different in left- and right-handers. Ann Neurol 29: 315-319.
  2. Schlaug G, Jäncke L, Huang Y, Steinmetz H (1995) In vivo evidence of structural brain asymmetry in musicians. Science 267: 699-701.
  3. Siebler M, Nachtmann A, Sitzer M, Rose G, Kleinschmidt A, Rademacher J, Steinmetz H (1995) Cerebral microembolism and the risk of ischemia in asymptomatic high-grade internal carotid artery stenosis. Stroke 26: 2184-2186.
  4. Lohmann G, von Cramon DY, Steinmetz H (1999). Sulcal variability of twins. Cereb Cortex 9: 754-63.
  5. Lüders E, Narr KL, Thompson PM, Woods RP, Rex DE, Jäncke L, Steinmetz H, Toga AW (2004) Gender differences in cortical complexity. Nat Neurosci 7: 799-800.
  6. Foerch C, Misselwitz B, Sitzer M, Berger K, Steinmetz H, Neumann-Haefelin T (2005) Difference in recognition of right and left hemispheric stroke. Lancet 366: 392-393.
  7. Singer OC, Humpich MC, Laufs H, Lanfermann H, Steinmetz H, Neumann-Haefelin T (2006) Conjugate eye deviation in acute stroke: incidence, hemispheric asymmetry, and lesion pattern. Stroke 37: 2726-2732.
  8. Neumann-Haefelin T, Steinmetz H (2007) Time is brain: is MRI the clock? Curr Opin Neurol 20: 410-416.
  9. Jung CS, Foerch C, Schänzer, Heck A, Plate KH, Seifert V, Steinmetz H, Raabe A, Sitzer M (2007) Serum GFAP is a diagnostic marker for glioblastoma multiforme. Brain 130: 3336-3341.
  10. Wahl M, Lauterbach-Soon B, Hattingen E, Jung P, Singer O, Volz S, Klein JC, Steinmetz H, Ziemann U (2007) Human motor corpus callosum: topography, somatotopy, and link between microstructure and function. J Neurosci 27: 12132-12138.

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Center. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz. The Department has comprehensive capabilities for the treatment of neurologic diseases on both inpatient and outpatient basis. An interdisciplinary range of clinical services completes special treatment methods.

The main focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Frankfurt include:

  • Diagnosis (electrophysiological, ultrasound, CSF diagnosis)
  • Epilepsy Center Rhein-Main
  • Center for the Treatment of Cerebral Vessels
  • Neurooncology
  • Movement disorders
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Therapy for speech and swallowing disorders

The Epilepsy Center Rhein-Main at the University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients a comprehensive aid on all issues concerning epilepsy. Due to a close cooperation among the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, including the Units of Neuropediatrics and Obstetrics, Institute of Neuroradiology and many other diagnostic and therapeutic institutions of the University Hospital, there is provided a highly specialized, high-class and interdisciplinary medical care.

Moreover, the Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz is actively involved into the activity of the Center for the Treatment of Cerebral Vessels. The focuses of the Center are:

  • Stroke
  • Stroke prevention
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Intracranial hemorrhage

Frankfurt am Main is the center for neurological researchers that houses not only clinical and therapeutic neurological institutions at the University Hospital Frankfurt, but also other big institutions. This productive environment promotes and encourages the further development of the Department of Neurology, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz.




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