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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Skull base surgery (cerebellopontine angle, tumours)
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery (hypophyseal adenomas)
  • Brain tumours and brain metastases
  • Degenerative spinal diseases and tumours of the spinal column and the spinal cord (slipped disc, spinal stenosis)
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Craniocerebral trauma, spinal cord injury
  • Neurosurgical intensive care medicine
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Acoustic nerve neurinoma
  • Neurofibromatis
  • Meningioma
  • Syringomyelia, hydromyelia, Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Facial spasm
  • Trigemial neuralgia
  • Acoustic nerve neurinoma
  • NF2
  • Syringomyelia, hydromyelia, Arnold-Chiari malformation

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

Professional Training and Professional Career:
March 1997 – July 1998 — Internship, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Leipzig, Prof. Dr. V. Seifert
August 1998 — Residency, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Leipzig
September 1999 — Prof. Dr. V. Seifert
October 1999 – March 2003 — Residency, Department of Neurosurgery, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Prof. Dr. V. Seifert
April 2003 — Neurosurgical Board certification, Landesärztekammer Hessen, Frankfurt/Main
April 2003 – August 2004 — Attending, Department of Neurosurgery, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Prof. Dr. V. Seifert
September 2004 — Consultant, Faculty Member
August 2007 – August 2008 — Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
1 September 2008 – 28 February 2013 — Head of the Department of vascular, functional and pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics, Helios Klinikum Erfurt
15.12.2008 — Program Director, Residency Training Program
1.3.2013 — Co-Chairmen, Department of Neurosurgery, Helios Klinikum Erfurt
Medical Education:
February – March 1994 — Hospitation Department of Clinical Neuroscience der University of Edinburgh, Prof. J. D. Miller
March 1994 – September 1998 — Graduated magna cum laude (M.D.Thesis)
August 2000 — European Course in Neurosurgery (EANS), Amsterdam. «Vascular Diseases of the CNS»
August 2001 — European Course in Neurosurgery (EANS), Prag. «Brain Tumors and Pediatric Neurosurgery»
February 2002 — European Course in Neurosurgery (EANS), Bonn. «Functional Neurosurgery, Head Injury»
November – December 2002 — Hospitation Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Würzburg, Prof. Dr. N. Sörensen
February 2003 — European Course in Neurosurgery (EANS), Budapest. «Spine and peripheral nerves»
Postgraduate Training:
February 2004 — European Primary Examination in Neurosurgery, Budapest
December 2003 — Advanced AO Spine Course, Davos «Operative treatment of degenerative spine diseases»
July 2004 — Habilitation and Venia legendi (PhD in Neurosurgery), Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main
March 2006 — 7th Workshop: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery, Bologna, Italy
September – November 2006 — Clinical Fellowship, Duke University North Carolina, Prof. Dr. Allan Friedman and Prof. Dr. Takanori Fukushima
December 2006 — Advanced AO Spine Course, Davos in Davos «Operative treatment of spinal trauma und complex tumours»
January 2007 — 7th Annual International Congress on Cerebral Revascularization, St Louis, MO, USA
October 2009 — Appointment as a Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main


Acta Neurochirurgica
Neurology India
Neurosurgical Review
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie

Extra information


November 2003 — Award Neuroscientific Society, Frankfurt/ Main
May 2006 — «Tönnis Award», German Society of Neurosurgery


November 1999 — German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)
May 2005 — The German Society of Skull Base Surgery
November 2005 — The German Society of Endocrinology (DGE)
January 2005 — Congress of Neurological Surgeons
September 2007 — International Society of Pituitary Surgeons
October 2007 — The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
January 2009 — The German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI)
August 2013 — The Professional Association of German Neurosurgeons
Executive functions:
June 2006 – October 2013 — Member of the scientific advisory board, German Speaking Skull Base Society
October 2013 – October 2015 — Treasurer, German Speaking Skull Base Society and Member oft he executive Board
October 2015 — General Secretary, German Spoken Skull Base Society

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