Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
40225 Dusseldorf – Germany
Professor Hartung received his undergraduate training at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Glasgow, Oxford and London. After graduation as MD in 1980 he served an immunology fellowship at the University of Mainz. He started his career in neurology at the University of Düsseldorf, where he became as-sistant professor in 1987. He was appointed professor and head of the MS clinical research group at the University of Würzburg in 1990 and moved in 1997 to Graz, Austria, to become chairman of the University Department of Neurology. He is currently chair of the Department of Neurology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, a position he has held since 2001, and since 2013 director of the Center for Neuropsychiatry. He is in charge of two busy inpatient departments with a total of 100 beds including supraregional com-prehensive stroke unit.
Professor Hartung’s clinical and translational research interests are in the field of basic and clinical neuroimmunology and in particular multiple scle-rosis and immune neuropathies. He has authored or co-authored more than 900 articles in peer-reviewed journals, one hundred book chapters and edited nine books.
He oversees the various research activities (clinical and preclinical) in his department that relate to Parkinson`s and movement disorders incl deep brain stimulation, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, neuro-HIV and infectious diseases, spinal cord injury, repair strategies in CNS and PNS.
He has been involved as member of the Steering Committee in numerous in-ternational multi-centre therapeutic phase 2 and 3 trials in multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome and CIDP.
He was President of ECTRIMS and serves amongst others on the executive boards of the European Charcot Foundation (treasurer), the International So-ciety of Neuroimmunology, European School of Neuroimmunology, Peripher-al Nerve Society, WHO Working Group on Multiple Sclerosis, GBS Founda-tion International, the Medical Advisory Board of the International (MSIF) and the German MS Society, and the US NMS Society and ECTRIMS clinical trials committee. He was member of the executive committee of the European Neurological Society and member of the teaching course committee of the European Federation of Neurologoical Societies.
He is/ was also member of the Editorial Board of a number of international journals including Annals of Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology, Current Opinion in Neurology, European Neurology, Journal of Neuroimmunology, Journal of Neuroinflammation (Associate Editor), Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry, Neurorehabilitation and Neu-ral Repair(Associate Editor) , Open Access Neurology, Frontiers Immunolo-gy, Frontiers Neurology (Chief Specialty Editor), Muscle Nerve and others.
Professor Hartung is a Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Fellow and general assembly member of the European Academy of Neurology, Corresponding Fellow of the American Neurological Associa-tion, the American Heart Association (Stroke Council), Honorary Member of the All Russian Neurological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK.
He was member of the medical advisory board of the German Physicians Chamber.
He is member of the board of directors of the University Hospital Düssel-dorf (UKD).
Düsseldorf, 24 August 2015
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