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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Treatment of brain tumors as well as the development and implementation of local chemotherapy strategies.
  • Operations of vascular malformations (aneurysms and angiomas) in interventional neuroradiological techniques and microsurgical care in multimodal monitoring.
  • Treatment of tumors and injuries of the spinal column through dorsal or ventral stabilization measures under continual neurophysiological monitoring (SSEPs, MEPs).
  • Purely endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery under local anesthetic.
  • Vertebroplasty — a new minimally invasive procedure for conservative reconstruction of collapsed vertebral bodies in osteoporosis and tumors.
  • Kyphoplasty — a new procedure for redressing collapsed vertebral bodies.
  • Neuroendoscopy with monoportal and biportal access.
  • Endoscopy-assisted microsurgery of pituitary tumors and skull base tumors.
  • Microsurgical treatment of damage to cervical, thoracic and lumbar intervertebral discs, including minimally invasive procedures.
  • Neuronavigation for spinal and cranial surgery using three-dimensional reconstruction technology.

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1975 – 1980 — Medical studies at Heinrich-Heine University Medical School Düsseldorf.
1981 — Research Quarter from January to March in Kenia, East Africa. Ethnomedical Study «Trepanation in East Africa», sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
1980 – 1981 — Internship at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.
1982 – 1983 — Residency I in Neurosurgery at the Central Hospital of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehrzentralkrankenhaus) in Koblenz, FRG, Chairman: Flottenarzt Dr. med. J. Mletzko.
1983 — VQE Exam. Doctoral Thesis (Promotion to Dr. med.) by the Medical Faculty of Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.
1984 – 1985 — Residency II in Neurosurgery at the Neuropathological Institute of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf Medical School, Chairman Prof. Dr. med. W. Wechsler
1985 — FLEX Exam, State of New York, USA.
1986 to 1990 — Residency III in Neurosurgery at the Neurosurgical Department of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf Medical School, Chairman Prof. Dr. med. W.J. Bock.
1987 — Research project sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Research of the State of North-Rhine Westfalia.
1990 – 1991 — Fellowship by the May-Foundation, Residency IV in Neurosurgery as Fellow in Neurosurgery Mayo-Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, Chairman: Thoralf M. Sundt, MD.
1992 — PhD (Habilitation)
1993 – 1994 — Consultant at the Neurosurgical Department.
1995 – 1998 — Vice Chairman at the Neurosurgical Department.
1996 – 1998 — Co-Investigator in the clinical Study GTI-0115.
Since 2000 — Senior Consultant in Neurosurgery in the MEOCLINIC International Private Clinic.
Since 2005 — Coordiantor Spine Group Helios

Academic activities

1995 – 1996 — Coworker in the Research Program A12 in the Research Network No.194 of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Since 1998 — Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department of the Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch, FRG, Associate Professor (apl. Prof.) at the Humboldt-University Berlin, FRG

Memberships

Since 2002 — Member of the Vacular Section of AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Since 2003 — Delegate of DGNC in WFNS (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies)

Since 2004 — Chairman of Mayo Alumni German Speaking League (German, Austria, Swiss)

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