Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung - MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA, FEAN

Department of Neurology - Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf - Germany



Prof. Hartung received his undergraduate training at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Glasgow, Oxford and London. He started his career in neurology at the University of Düsseldorf. He was appointed professor and head of the MS clinical research group and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg in 1990 and in 1997 moved to Graz, Austria, to become chairman of the University Department of Neurology.

Prof. Hartung has been chair of the Department of Neurology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf since 2001, and director of the Centre for Neurology and Neuropsychiatry since 2012. He is in charge of two inpatient departments consisting of a stroke unit and a range of outpatient clinics, including the Multiple Sclerosis and GBS CIDP Foundation International Centre of Excellence for immune neuropathies. Prof. Hartung is Medical Director of the Department of Conservative Medicine at Düsseldorf University Hospital. He is also Fellow of a number of associations, including the American Academy of Neurology, the European Academy of Neurology among others.


Prof. Hartung’s clinical and translational research interests are in the field of basic and clinical neuroimmunology, in particular multiple sclerosis and immune neuropathies, development of new immunological, neuro-protective and neural repair promoting strategies.


Prof. Hartung has authored or co-authored over 900 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 100 book chapters and edited nine books. He oversees clinical and preclinical research activities in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and movement disorders. He has been involved in international multi-centre therapeutic phase 2 and 3 trials in Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome and CIDP.

He is member of the Editorial Board of a large number of international journals.

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