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Thorsten Steiner


Thorsten Steiner is Professor of Neurology and Neurointensive Care and Head of the Department of Neurology at the clinical centre in Frankfurt Höchst, Germany. He is a member of the School of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg.

Thorsten Steiner undertook his medical training at the University of Heidelberg and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He received his diploma certificate “Master of Medical Education” at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Professor Steiner qualified as a professor of Neurology in the field of “malignant infarctions of the middle cerebral artery”. His main research interests are intensive stroke care, strategies to treat increased intracranial pressure and invasive cerebral monitoring. He has contributed to various clinical stroke trials on haemostatics in intracranial haemorrhage and thrombolysis and neuroprotectants in ischaemic stroke.

He is first author of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO, former European Stroke Initiative- EUSI) recommendations for the management of intracerebral haemorrhage and the German Society of Neurology (DGN) guidelines and principal coordinator of the ESO recommendations for the management of subarachnoid haemorrhage.

He has received several awards for his scientific achievements and his contributions to medical education. Amongst others, he received the award “leading-edge publication” of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Professor Steiner is Chairman of the Guidelines Committee of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), council member of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) and German Society for Internal Medical ICU Medicine (DGII), member of the German Stroke Society (DSG) and founding board member of the NeuroCriticalCare Society, USA.

He is co-editor of the German Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Internal Medical ICU Medicine (DIVI), and member of the editorial board of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease.