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Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

Professor Dr. med. Reinhard Dengler, Director of the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

Professor Dr. Reinhard Dengler is a renowned expert in the field of movement disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
His international reputation is reflected by his election to the office of secretary of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN).

Furthermore, Professor Dengler is a board member of the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (DGKN) and the German Society for Muscle Diseases (DGM).
He is editor of the journal "Klinische Neurophysiologie", associate editor of the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and is on the editorial board of the journal Muscle and Nerve.

Clinical Profile

The Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology provides treatment at the highest international level for all diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, including muscle disorders.

Besides its excellent medical care the Department also maintains a scientific focus on several diseases. These are diagnosed and treated in specialist outpatient clinics, which are often integrated in national and international networks and treatment trials.
Both scientific studies and international treatment trials are being conducted here.

Specialist clinics are maintained for movement disorders (Parkinson syndromes and dystonias), Botulinum toxin treatment, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis.

As an expert in the field, Professor Dengler was significantly involved in the development of the treatment guidelines for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS).
His team also consists of experts in the field of multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology and are members of the advisory board of the German MS Society.

Areas of specialization of the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology:

  • Movement disorders
  • Dystonias
  • Parkinson syndromes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Immune mediated neuropathies
  • Amyotrophic lateral sklerosis
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Neurophysiological investigations (EEG, nerve conduction, EMG, evoked potentials)
  • CSF diagnostics

Professor Dengler's team at the Department of Neurology contains more than 25 doctors and scientists, several technical staff and a large  nursing staff, all of which are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of a great variety of disorders.

The technical equipment is state-of-the-art at the highest international level.

Scientific Profile

The Department hosts several research teams that deal with a number of scientific and clinical questions.
Four of the research groups are part of the Center for Systems Neuroscience, a network of the universities in Hannover that has established its own neuroscience PhD course.

Professor Dengler is member of the board of the Center and the PhD commission.
The Department instructs several PhD students working towards their degrees.
The research groups regurarly publish their scientific results in international journals.
The Department is part of the competence network for Parkinson syndromes.

With both national and international cooperations and funding by national and international societies and industry partners, the Department of Neurology is one of the world's leading neurology centers.


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