Prof. Wolfgang Oertel MD PhD
Philipps University of Marburg
Scientific Consultant

Professor Wolfgang Oertel is a Scientific Consultant to IntraBio Inc. Professor Oertel is a professor of neurology at Philipps University of Marburg (Germany). He served as chairman of the department from 1996 to 2014. Since 2014, he has held the distinguished Hertie Senior Research Professorship. Professor Oertel’s research focuses on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, imaging, and pharmacotherapy of Parkinson’s disease, atypical Parkinson’s syndromes, Lewy body dementia, REM sleep behavior disorder, and restless legs syndrome. Prof. Oertel has served as president (2007-2011) of the German Parkinson Society (DPG), a board member (2009-2014) and president (2011-2012) of the German Society for Neurology, treasurer (2001-2002) of the International Movement Disorder Society (MDS), chairperson (2007-2009) of the European section of MDS and president (2013-2015) of the International REM-Sleep Behaviour Disorder Study Group, an organization he founded in 2009. He is treasurer of the European Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Study group (2014-2017). He coordinates the European Affairs Sub-committee (EASC) of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). From 2015 to 2020, he served as a member of the high-level advisory group “Scientific Panel for Health (SPH)” to the European Commissioner for “Research and Innovation.” Professor Oertel is the current president of the European Brain Council, and in 2018 he was the first European physician to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Federation of Neurological Associations.

Professor Wolfgang Oertel received his medical education at the University of Tübingen and Berlin, Germany, and Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. After three years of post-graduate training in neuroscience at the NIH, he completed a Ph.D. in neurology at the Technical University München in 1986. He received further training in translational research in movement disorders before returning to the University of München as an associate professor of neurology.

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