Andreas UnterbergName:                                                Andreas Unterberg, M.D., Ph.D.

                                                           Professor of Neurosurgery

Education:

                        74 - 77                        School of Medicine,

                                                           Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany

                        77 - 81                        School of Medicine

                                                           Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

                        07/91                          Board certification (Neurosurgery), Berlin, Germany

                                                            

Academic Degrees:

                        10/82                          M.D. thesis: (Dr. med.)

                                                           „The kallikrein-kinin-system as mediator of

                                                           brain edema“, Summa cum laude, LMU Munich

                        02/88                          Ph.D. thesis: (Habilitation)

                                                           „Alterations of blood-brain-barrier function and

                                                           cerebrovascular tone by mediators of secondary

                                                           brain damage“

                                                           LMU Munich, Germany

                        12/91                          Professor of Neurosurgery,

                                                           Free University of Berlin, Germany

                        04/03                          Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery

                                                           University of Heidelberg; Germany

Postdoctoral Training:

                        81 - 82                        Research fellow

                                                           (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

                                                           Institute for Surgical Research, LMU Munich, Germany

                        82 - 85                        Research fellow

                                                           Institute for Surgical Research,

                                                           Klinikum Großhadern, LMU Munich, Germany

                        85 - 86                        Research fellow

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

                                                           Division of Neurological Surgery,

                                                           Med. Coll. Virginia, Richmond, Va., USA

                        87- 90                         Resident, Department of Neurosurgery

                                                           Klinikum Großhadern, LMU Munich, Germany

Academic Appointments:

                        90 - 91                        Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

                                                           Universitätsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, FU Berlin, Germany

                        91 - 03                        Professor of Neurosurgery,

                                                           Department of Neurosurgery,

                                                           Virchow-Klinikum,

                                                           Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany

                        95 - 03                        Vice Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Charité

            04/03 - to date                                    Chairman and Director, Department of Neurosurgery

                                                           University of Heidelberg, Germany

Research Interests:

- Secondary brain damage following trauma and ischemia, brain edema

- Cerebral blood flow, metabolism and MR-spectroscopy following head injury

- Monitoring of intracranial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure and cerebral oxygenation

   following severe head injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage

- Decompression craniectomy

- Microdialysis following subarachnoid hemorrhage and head injury

- Intraoperative Imaging (MRI)

Clinical Interests:

            -           Neurooncology

            -           Vascular Neurosurgery

            -           Pituitary Surgery

            -           Skull base surgery

            -           Neurotraumatology

            -           Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Awards and Honors:

           

            09/82   Travel Award of the European Society for Microcirculation

            09/83   E.K.-Frey-Award

                        Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internistische Intensivmedizin

            09/88   Upjohn Award for Neurosurgical Research,

                        European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)

            01/95   Member of the International Expert Group

                        „Guidelines in the Management of Severe Head Injury“

            07/95   Investigator Award, International Neurotrauma Society

Memberships and Activities in Scientific and Professional Societies:

            1.         German Society of Neurosurgery,

                        Vice President (2006-2008)

                        President (2008-2010)

                        Past President (2010-2012)

            2.         Deutsche Interdisziplinäre Vereinigung für Intensiv- und                                                              Notfallmedizin (DIVI), Member of the Executive Board, Congress President 2014

            3.         DGNI German Society of Neurocritical Care

                        President (2011-2013), Past President (2013-2015)

            4.         Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica

            5.         European Brain Injury Consortium,

                        Member of the Executive Committee

            6.         International Society for Brain Edema

            7.         International Neurotrauma Society, Board Member

 

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