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Wolf-Dieter Heiss

Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Austrian neurologist. Recipient Eiselsberg prize, 1969, Zulch prize, 1994, Mihara award, 1995, Bergman Plakette 1999, Berson Yalow award, 2002, Von Hevesy medal, 2005, Kuhl Lassen award, 2008, WSO Leadership in Stroke Medicine award, 2008, SVIN Pioneering award, 2008.

Background

  • Heiss, Wolf-Dieter was born on December 31, 1939 in Zell am See, Austria. Son of Sepp and Hadwig (Lainer) Heiss.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Vienna, Austria, 1965. Postdoctoral, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1965.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Department General Physiology, University Vienna, 1964-1965. Resident department neurology-psychiatry University Klin, Vienna, 1966-1968. Assistant professor department physiology State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968-1969.

      Assistant professor, head cerebral circulation lab, department psy./neur. University Clinic, Vienna, 1969-1971. Faculty neurology University Klin., 1971-1974.

      Research associate department neurology University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1974. Associate professor neurology University Klin., Vienna, 1974-1978. Director Max-Planck Institute for Neurological Research & Neurological Clinic, Cologne, 1978—1985.

      Chairman, director Neurological University Clinic Cologne-Lindenthal, 1985—2005. Director Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, 1985—2005.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences, Society Nuclear Medicine, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, European Federal Neurological Society (president 2001-2005), German Neurological Society, American Heart Association (member stroke council), International Stroke Society (president 1992-1996), French Society Neurology (honorary), World Stroke Organization (honorary), Austrian Society Neurologists (honorary), American Neurological Association (honorary).

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, classical music, archaeology.

    Connections

    • Married Brigitte Kroiss, August 8, 1965. Children: Susanne, Julian.
    • father: Sepp Heiss
    • mother: Hadwig (Lainer) Heiss
    • spouse: Brigitte Kroiss
    • children: Susanne Heiss
    • Julian Heiss
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    • 1965
      University Vienna
    • 1965
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1964 - 1965
      Postdoctoral fellow, Department General Physiology
    • 1966 - 1968
      resident, department neurology-psychiatry University Klin
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      assistant, professor department physiology State University of New York
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      assistant, cerebral circulation lab
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      head, cerebral circulation lab
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      faculty neurology University Klin.
    • 1974
      research associate, department neurology University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      associate, professor neurology University Klin.
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1978 - 1985
      director, Max-Planck Institute for Neurological Research & Neurological Clinic
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1985 - 2005
      chairman, Neurological University Clinic Cologne-Lindenthal
    • 1985 - 2005
      director, Neurological University Clinic Cologne-Lindenthal
    • 1985 - 2005
      director, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research
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