University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Diagnostics of vascular dementia (program ID: 205345)

Thomas Gasser

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Gasser

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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Thomas Gasser is a Professor for Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Prof. Gasser studied medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and at Yale University Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut.

He received his professional training as medical specialist in psychiatry/neurology at the Max Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and in neurology at the Department of Neurology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.

From 1991 to 1993, he was a post-doctoral fellow with a stipend of the German Research Foundation at the Neuroscience Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston in the laboratory of Prof. Xandra Breakefield.

He returned to Munich to become assistant professor in neurology and head of the Neurogenetics Unit as well as the Movement Disorders Outpatient Unit at the Department of Neurology of the Munich University.

In 2002, he became head of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen.

His main areas of research are the genetic and molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders as well as their diagnosis and treatment. Since 2009, Professor Gasser is conducting research at DZNE Tübingen.

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The Department of Neurology consists of Department of Epileptology, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neurovascular Diseases and Department of Cognitive Neurology. Since 2000, the renowned Department of Neurology, together with the newly founded Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research has formed nationwide one of the largest and most modern centers of neurology. This enables the health care and research at an international top-level. The Department of Neurology is “often recommended” according to the Focus List of Specialist Clinics for Parkinson 2016.

The Department of Epileptology provides patients with an entire spectrum of treatment of neurological disorders. The main focus is the treatment of paroxysmal neurological diseases. These include epilepsy, syncope and other diseases with consciousness disorders, migraine and other pain syndromes, rare ion channel diseases and diseases of skeletal muscles.

The Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases treats patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson, dementia and ataxia, as well as movement disorders (dystonia) and tremor.

The Department of Neurovascular Diseases covers a wide range of treatment of neurological disorders with the following priorities: neurovascular disease (stroke), neuroimmunological diseases (multiple sclerosis) and neurooncological diseases (brain tumors, brain metastases).

The Department of Cognitive Neurology offers diagnosis and treatment for patients with disorders of "higher brain functions" or with dizziness and balance disorders.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • MRT angiography of the head
  • neurological examination
  • electromyogrphy
  • electrophysiology
  • general blood analysis
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen - abbreviation UKT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching and is in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 on the 6th place. As a house of maximum care, it is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tuebingen has the Uniklinikum Tuebingen also the function of a district hospital. 17 hospitals, institutes and centers are located at different orts in the city: There are Valley Hospitals near the town center of Tuebingen and Hill Hospitals on the Schnarrenberg, which lies north of the downtown of Tuebingen. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic options are in the Uniklinikum Tuebingen available.

It provides a complete spectrum of medical treatment in Germany:

Hill Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Urology

Valley Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Dermatology
  • Neonatology
  • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen has also far beyond Germany an excellent reputation and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Hospital welcomes patients from all over the world who would like to be treated in Germany and benefit from the high standards of research, patient care and nursing in Germany.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.