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University educator

Manfred Zimmermann, German university educator. Recipient Renè Lèriche prize Academy Neuraltherapy, 1985, Rudolf Frey prize Pain Clinic, Bremen, 1995, Bayer Career award Milano, 1998.


Zimmermann, Manfred was born on November 5, 1933 in Herxheim, Germany. Son of Heinrich and Margarete (Ullrich) Zimmermann.


Diploma in physics, Technische Hochschule, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1959. Doctor Eng, Technische Hochschule, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1965. Habilitation, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1969.

Doctor Medicine and Surgery (honorary), University Siena, Italy, 1994.


Research assistant Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe, 1959-1964, University Heidelberg, 1964-1969, university lecturer physiology, 1969-1973, professor, since 1973, director physiology central nervous system department, 1971-1999. Visiting professor Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1973-1974, Medical University, Wuhan, China, 1983, 92, University Siena, Italy, 1985. Editor-in-chief Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier Public Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since 1975, Der Schmerz Springer, Heidelberg, 1987-1992.

Editor The Clinical Journal Pain, Raven, New York, 1985-1999.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Der Schmerz, Ein vernachläss Gebiet, 1986. Editor, author: Schmerz-Konzepte und ärztliches Handeln, 1984, Phantom and Stump Pain, 1981, Pain in the Cancer Patient, 1983, Nervenschmerz, 1988, Schmerztherapeutische Versorgung, 1994, Towards the Neurobiology of Chronic Pain, 1996.


Member International Association for Study of Pain (founding, council 1981-1987), German Society for Study of Pain (founder, president 1985-1996. Honorary), Society for Neurosci., Austrian Pain Society (honorary), European Federation Pain Society (founder, president 1996-1999), Romanian Pain Society (honorary), Slovak Medical Association (honorary), InterPain (honorary).


Married Herta Lages, (divorced 1986). Children: Christoph Johannes, Frank Martin. Married Dagmar Drüll, 1987.

Heinrich Zimmermann

Margarete (Ullrich) Zimmermann

Herta Lages

Dagmar Drüll

Christoph Johannes Zimmermann

Frank Martin Zimmermann