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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Brainin

Leiter des Departments für Klinische Neurowissenschaften und Präventionsmedizin / Leiter des Zentrums für Neurowissenschaften
Forschungsleistungen an der Donau-Universität Krems

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Brainin

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Donau-Universität Krems
Fakultät für Gesundheit und Medizin
Department Klinische Neurowissenschaften und Präventionsmedizin
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems

Michael Brainin, MD. Dr (hon), FESO, FAHA

Michael Brainin is Professor of Clinical Neurology, chairman of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Danube-University Krems, and head of the Department of Neurology at the University Teaching Hospital Landesklinikum Tulln in Austria.

He currently is President of the European Stroke Organisation and Executive Board Member (Treasurer) of the World Stroke Organisation. He chairs the Scientific Committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies and is member of the programme committee for the first congresses of the European Academy of Neurology to be held in 2014 and 2015.

He is chairman of the WSO Education Committee for which he has co-directed teaching programmes in many world regions, such as in China, Vietnam and South Africa. Together with Stephen Davis from Melbourne he co-chairs the World Stroke Academy, an innovative and global web-based teaching website of the WSO. He directs several postgraduate teaching programmes at his university among them an MSc Programme for Neurorehabilitation and the WSO supported ESO European Master’s Programme for Stroke Medicine which currently has attracted students from over 14 countries.

He is actively conducting several clinical trials including on stroke recovery and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Neurology and has editorial functions for ‘Stroke’ (Field Editor: Brain recovery and Neurorehabilitation, and the ‘International Journal of Stroke’ (Field Editor: Education). He is active on the editorial boards of ‘Neuroepidemiology’, ‘European Medical Journal’ and ‘Cerebrovascular Diseases’. He is Co-editor of ‘Stroke News’. He is regular reviewer for funding agencies including the Canadian Stroke Network, the European Science Foundation, and the European Commission Public Health section. He was elected Fellow of the European Stroke Organisation and International Fellow of the American Heart Association. He is honorary member of several scientific societies, among them the French Neurological Society, the Hungarian Stroke Society and the Indian Stroke Society. He was awarded a honorary doctor’s degree in Hanoi university in Vietnam and a honorary professorship at Zhengzhou University in China.

He has been invited to more than 900 clinical lectures mostly to international conferences, where in many instances also acted as chairperson and/or programme or editorial committee member.