University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of huntington's chorea (program ID: 102425)

Wolfgang Wick

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Wick

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 09/80 – 05/89 Carl-von-Ossietzky Gymnasium, Bonn
  • 06/89 – 09/90 Zivildienst: St. Marienhospital Bonn
  • 10/90 – 08/93 Universität zu Bonn: Medizin
  • 09/93 – 06/94 King´s College London, GB
  • 07/94 – 08/96 Universität zu Bonn
  • 09/96 – 05/97 Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 06/97 – 11/97 Universität zu Bonn
  • 11/97 Vorläufige Approbation
  • 05/98 Promotion am Institut für Neuropathologie (Prof. Dr. O.D. Wiestler) der Universität Bonn


  • 01/98 – 06/99 AiP in der Abteilung Neurologie, Universität Tübingen (Prof. Dr. J. Dichgans)
  • 07/99 – 12/01 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Neurologie, Universität Tübingen
  • 01/02 – 12/02 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Psychiatrie, Universität Tübingen (Prof. Dr. G. Buchkremer)
  • 04/03 Facharztanerkennung für Neurologie
  • 07/03 Habilitation und Lehrbefugnis für Neurology
  • 08/03 – 10/08 Nachwuchsgruppenleiter Hematopoietic stem cells and glioma des Landes Baden Württemberg
  • 08/04-12/06 Oberarzt für Neurologie
  • seit 10/2005 Lenkungsausschuss der Hirntumorgruppe der EORTC
  • 04-12/06 Stellv. Ärztl. Direktor, Abt. Allgemeine Neurologie, Universitätsklinik Tübingen
  • 01/07 - heute Ärztl. Direktor und Professor für klinische Neuroonkologie, Abt. Neuroonkologie/NCT, Universität Heidelberg
  • Leitung der KKE Neuroonkologie am DKFZ
  • 07/07-06/14 Vorstandsmitglied der Neuroonkologischen AG der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft (NOA)
  • Seit 09/2008 Mitglied des Vorstands der European Association for Neurooncology
  • Seit 06/2009 Sprecher der EORTC Hirntumorgruppe
  • Seit 03/2009 Mitglied im Nachwuchsausschuss der Deutschen Krebshilfe
  • Seit 01/2010 Mitglied des NCT Direktoriums
  • 01/10 – 04/14 Mitglied des Direktoriums der European Cancer Organization (ECCO)
  • Seit 06/2014 Sprecher der Neuroonkologischen AG der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft (NOA)
  • Seit 10/2014 Ärztlicher Direktor der Abteilung Neurologie des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg


  • Seit 1998 >250 begutachtete Publikationen

Preise und Ehrungen

  • 1991 - 1997 Stipendiat der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1996 Forschungsstipendium des Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
  • 1997 Beste Promotion der Med. Fakultät in Bonn
  • 2001 Attempto-Preis für Neurobiologie der Universität Tübingen
  • 2003 Novartis-Preis für Klinische Forschung
  • 2005 Sibylle-Assmus Preis für Neuroonkologie
  • 2006 Pette Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN)
  • 2009 Key Note Lecture beim World Federation of Neurooncology Meeting, Japan
  • Mitglied der Faculty of the 1000 Medicine
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

As a part of the Department of Head, the Department of Neurology at the Heidelberg University Hospital maintains close cooperation with the Department of Neuroradiology as well as with the Department of Neurosurgery and forms the Neurology Center with these departments. The Department covers the entire spectrum of all neurological diseases. The main areas of specialization of the Department include brain tumors, stroke, chronic inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, movement disorders, epilepsies, headaches and diseases of the peripheral nervous system.

The Department of Neurology at the Heidelberg University Hospital has one intensive care unit, stroke unit, which is the largest in Europe, and intensive monitoring unit as well as three general units. Moreover, outpatients are treated in various outpatient units and in the private outpatient unit. The emergency unit works around the clock as well. Due to theses resources, the Department treats about 6,000 inpatients and 15,000 outpatients and supervises a number of scientific projects.

The priority focuses of the clinical specialization of the Department of Neurology at the Heidelberg University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. Wofgang Wick include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders (by means of brain stimulation)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of strokes and comprehensive neurological care
  • Neuro-radiologic diagnosis and interventions
  • Neurosurgical vascular treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of vascular pathologies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neurological tumors
  • Skull base surgery
  • Multiple sklerosis (neuroimmunology)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of disk herniation and spinal canal stenoses
  • Diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders and neurological diseases in childhood 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • motor symptoms
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • Muscle tone
    • coordination
    • balance
  • sensory symptoms
    • sense of touch
    • vision and eye movement
    • hearing
  • psychiatric symptoms
    • mental status
    • mood
  • neuropsychological testing
    • memory
    • reasoning
    • mental agility
    • language function
    • spatial reasoning
  • psychiatric evaluation
    • emotional state
    • patterns of behaviors
    • quality of judgment
    • coping skills
    • signs of disordered thinking
    • vidence of substance abuse
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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