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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Aneurysm treatment with coils, stents and flow-diverting stents
  • Embolisation of vascular malformations
  • Treatment of carotid and intracranial stenosis with angioplasty and stent
  • Acute stroke treatment: intraarterial thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Diagnostic Neuroradiology
  • Perfusion CT-techniques in acute stroke and brain tumors
  • Perfusion and diffusion-weighted MRI in acute stroke, brain tumors and tumor simulating lesions

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1984 – 1991 — Medicine (University of Heidelberg)
1992 – 1993 — Residency in Neuroradiology at the Dpt. of Neuroradiology (Prof. Dr. K. Sartor) University of Heidelberg Medical School
1993  1994 — Residency in Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery (Prof. Dr. S. Kunze), University of Heidelberg Medical School
Since October 1994 — Residency in Neuroradiology Division of Neuroradiology Kauffmann Prof. Dr. K. Sartor), University of Heidelberg Medical School 
1995 — Doctoral Thesis (Promotion to Dr. med.), University of Heidelberg, Medical School
1996 – 1997 — Residency at the Departement of Radiology (Prof. Dr. K. Kauffmann), University of Heidelberg Medical School
1997 — Consultant at the Department of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg, Medical School
April 1998 — Board examination in «Diagnostic Radiology»
January 1999  Subspeciality in «Neuroradiology»
2001 — PhD (Habilitation)
Juli 2003 — Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Professor at the Universtiy of Heidelberg)
Since 2003 — Assistant mediacal director of the Dpt. of Neuroradiology (Prof. Dr. K. Sartor), University of Heidelberg Medical School
03/2006 – 12/2010 — Head of the Section of Interventional Neuroradiology, Dpt. of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg Medical School
Since 01 / 2011 — Chief physician of the institute for diagnostic and interventional Neuroradiology, Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University Göttingen

Academic activities

More than 60 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Since 1996 practice in Interventional Neuroradiology in the Division of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg Medical School. Trained by Prof. R. v. Kummer University of Dresden, Germany), Professor M. Forsting (University of Essen, Germany) and Prof. O. Jansen (University of Kiel, Germany).

- Interventional Neuroradiologist in the SPACE 1 (Prospective randomised study (Germany) Stentprotected Percutanous Angioplasty of the Carotid vs. Endarterectomy) and SPACE 2-Study (Stent-protected Angioplasty in Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis vs. Endarterectomy. A three-arm Clinical Trial)

Principal Investigator in multiple Clinical Trials (in extracts):

- Wingspan Sudy: Clinical Evaluation of Safety and Performance of the IA Stent System with GatewayTM PTA Balloon Catheter for the Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease (BostonScientific SMART)

- SURPASS-Study: A Feasibility Study of the Surpass Self-Expanding Flow Diverting Stent in Intracranial Arteries (Surpass Medical Ltd.)

- PRIISM-Trial: The MindFrame® IRIIS™ System (Interventional Recanalization in Ischemic Stroke) PRIISM™ Feasibility Clinical Trial” USA

- SSYLVIA-Study:  Stenting of Symptomatic atherosclerotic Lesions in the extracranial Vertebral and Intracranial Arteries (Guidant)


Member of the Writing Committee of the SPACE1 Study

Member of the Endovascular Steering Committee of  the SPACE II

Member of the Scientific committee of European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (2nd and 3rdESMINT-Congress)

Member of the reviewer board in different medical journals: Stroke, Neuroradiology, Clinical Neuroradiology, European Journal of Radiology, European Radiology,  RöFo, Nervenarzt

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