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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Neurooncology
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Simple and complex spine surgery

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)


11/1988 – 4/1995 Medical studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
1998 Doctoral Thesis (Summa cum laude): «The Experimental Vasogenic Cerebral Oedema: Therapeutic Inhibition with the Cl–Transport Inhibitor Torasemide, the Neuropeptide-Y-Antagonist PP56 and -Tocopherol»
15.05.2003 Specialist in Neurosurgery
07.07.2004 Professoral thesis, Venia legendi for Neurosurgery, Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn
21.08.2004 EANS European Examination (Part 1)
11.12.2009 Additional qualification Spinal Neurosurgery by the NCAFW
07.07.2010 Associate professor, Technical University Munich
16.05.2012 Voluntary postgraduate training Special Neurosurgical Intensive Care
10.04.2013 Additional qualification Vascular Neurosurgery by the NCAFW
22.08.2014 Master certificate of the Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft (DWG)

Professional Career

Professional Career

05/1995-02/1997 Research Fellowship, Institute for Surgical Research, Klinikum Großhadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
09/1996-01/1997 Research Fellowship, Institute for Surgical Research, Klinikum Großhadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
03/1997-02/2006 Attending Resident, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn
07-08/1999 Rotational physician, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Mannheim
Since 10/2004 Senior physician
Since 09/2005 Head of Spinal Surgery, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Bonn-University
Since 03/2006 Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University, Munich
Since 08/2011 Head of the Dept. of Neurosurgery, Helios Hospital, Krefeld


Awards and Prizes

  • 1997

Young Investigators' Award of the International Society of Neurotraumatology

  • 2004

Academy Award of the German Academy of Neurosurgery

  • 2007

Young Bursary Award, 23rd International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism

  • Since 2021

Focus list of doctors: Named as top physician for the fields of "neurosurgery" and "spinal surgery"

  • Since 2022

Star doctors list: Named as top doctor in the field of "spinal surgery"


  • 2013 to 2020: DWG Training Commission
  • 2014 to 2016: DWG Program Commission
  • 2015 to 2018: Spokesman for the DGNC Spine Section
  • 2015 to 2018: Member of the DGNC Extended Board
  • 2015 to 2018: Member of the Extended Board DWG
  • since 2016: Co-editor of "Die Wirbelsäule", official publication of the DWG, editor-in-chief of Neurosurgery
  • since 2015: Mandate holder of the DGNC: S2K guideline "Specific low back pain"
  • since 2016: Mandate holder of the DGNC: S2K guideline "Cervical radiculopathy"
  • since 2018: Deputy Head of Department I (Structure and Development) of the Neurosurgical Academy of the DGNC and the BDNC
  • since 2020: DGNC Program Commission

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