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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

Professor Brainin is full Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Danube University in Krems, Austria, and Director of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine. He is chairman of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and heads the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Tulln, in Austria.

His research focus is on cerebrovascular diseases, education and clinical trials. He has been instrumental in setting up stroke unit services in his country and is co-chair of its national quality and outcomes committee.
From 2012-2014 he was President of the European Stroke Organization (ESO). Since 2008 he is Executive Board Member (Treasurer) and in 2014 was reelected as one of four European Board representatives in the World Stroke Organization (WSO). For the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) he was chair of the Scientific Committee and continues to be a member of this committee as well as Board member of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). He is a member of the Programme Committee for the first congress of the European Academy of Neurology in 2014.

He has an interest in postgraduate education. He is chairman of the WSO Education Committee for which he has co-directed teaching programmes in many regions of the world, including China, Vietnam and South Africa. He is editor-in-chief of 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 Master Programmes in Neurorehabilitation and the WSO-supported ESO Master Programme in Stroke Medicine which currently attracts students from over 15 countries.

He is associate editor of the European Journal of Neurology and has editorial responsibilities for the Journal “Stroke” (Section Editor for Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation) and the “International Journal of Stroke” (Section: Education). Professor Brainin also serves on the Editorial Boards of Neuroepidemiology, and the Journal of Neurological Sciences. He is a regular reviewer for a number of funding agencies including the European Science Foundation, and the Public Health Section of the European Commission.

Professor Brainin has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and edited 4 text books, He has been an invited lecturer and/or chairperson to more than 1.000 international conferences.
He is a Fellow of the ESO and International Fellow of the American Stroke Association. He has received several awards, honorary degrees and honorary memberships such as from the French Neurological Society, Hungarian Stroke Society and Indian Stroke Society.