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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Heiss

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Heiss

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Donau-Universität Krems
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3500 Krems

Curriculum vitae
Name: Wolf-Dieter HEISS
Date of Birth: 31.12.1939
Place of Birth: Zell am See, Austria
Education: Elementary School (1946-1950), Realgymnasium (1950-1958)
Med. School: Univ. Vienna (1958-1964)
Graduation as MD: 10.3.1965
Insitute of general and comparative Physiolog (1964-1965)
Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, University Hospital, Vienna

Studies abroad:
1.10.-31.12.1965: Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (Postdoctoral Fellow)
17.7.-30.8.1966: Physiolog. Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
1.10.1968-30.9.1969: Research Assistant Professor, Neurosensory Laboratory, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, USA
1.7.1974-10.10.1974: Research Associate, Department of Neurology, State Univ. of Minnesota, Minn. USA

29.5.1970: Venia legendi for Neurology (Univ. Dozent)
11.10.1973: Board for Neurology and Psychiatry
19.8.1976: appointed as Associate Professor, Univ. Vienna
until 31.7.1978: as Assoc Prof. at Department of Neurology, Univ. Hospital and Head of the Neuro-Nuclear-Medicine Department

from 1.8.1978: Head of the Clinical scientific Branch of the Center for Cerebral Vascular Research of the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research and Director of the Department of Neurology of the City Hospital Cologne-Merheim
24.4.1979: appointed as Prof. at Cologne University
since 1.1.1982: Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Society, Director of the Department of General Neurology, Max-Planck-Institute for neurological Research
since 1.10.1985: Director of the Department of Neurology, University of Cologne, and Director of Department of General Neurology at the Max-Planck-Institute for neurological Research, Cologne

Married since 8.8.1965 to Dr. Brigitte Heiss
Children: 2 (Susanne, born 24.12.1966 and Julian, born 8.4.1972)

Recent research: Topics published in numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and in several books on:
Neurophysiologic, haemodynamic and metabolic investigations in experimental ischemia (middle cerebral artery occlusion in cats)
Neuroimaging, especially positron emission tomography in various brain disorders
Diagnosis and therapy of cerebraovascular diseases
Molecular Imaging in experimental models and human gliomas
Differential diagnosis of dementias, estimation of the reserve capacity of the brain as a basis for symptomatic treatment
Chemotherapy of brain tumors

Member of many scientific societies, honorary member of the Austrian and the French Neurological Society, President of the International Stroke Society 1992-1996
Chairman of the Program Committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies 1997-2001, President of the EFNS 2001-2005
Member of the Austria Academy of Sciences and of the German Academy of Scientists Leopoldina