Since the beginning of October 2020, Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stippich, 53, has been Medical Director of the Department of Neuroradiology and Radiology at Kliniken Schmieder in Allensbach. The internationally renowned neuroradiologist will be responsible for the entire radiology department and, together with his team, will expand this important interface with acute neurology, the emergency room, and neurorehabilitation. Radiology will be strategically developed and research intensified, both for the direct benefit of our patients. Paul-Georg Friedrich, Chairman of the Management Board of Kliniken Schmieder, is looking forward to the new orientation: "With Prof. Stippich, Kliniken Schmieder are gaining substantial neuroradiological expertise, which will not only benefit our inpatients, but also outpatients in the entire Lake Constance region and beyond."
Kliniken Schmieder offer the complete diagnostic equipment of a modern radiology department. The imaging is state-of-the-art; a multislice computer tomograph was recently added, which enables high-resolution images with the lowest possible radiation exposure. A 3 Tesla MRI is the flagship of the equipment. "The radiological equipment in Allensbach is already excellent and will be further expanded. I look forward to working with all the medical treatment teams and to future research at the Lurija Institute," says Prof. Stippich.
Before joining Kliniken Schmieder, Prof. Christoph Stippich was Director of the Department for Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zürich and Vice-Chairman of the Swiss Society for Neuroradiology. Between 2009 and 2017, he was Head of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Basel. He studied human medicine at the Philipps University of Marburg, where he obtained his doctorate in neurosurgery in 1995. He began his further medical training in neurology before switching to radiology in 1996. From 1997 to 2008, he worked at Heidelberg University Hospital. There he completed his specialist training in radiology, followed by specialisations in neuroradiology and medical quality management. In 2004, he habilitated in radiology and became an associate professor at the University of Heidelberg in 2007. In 2009, he followed the call to the Chair of Neuroradiology at the University of Basel and in 2018 at the University of Zürich.
In research, Prof. Stippich is particularly concerned with imaging on various functions and the structure of the brain. He has contributed significantly to the clinical applicability of functional MRI (fMRI) in order to operate on brain tumours as radically as possible but without loss of important brain functions (motor function, language). Other research topics deal with neurovascular diseases and stroke, neurodegeneration and dementia, multiple sclerosis and pain. In basic research, his topics are motor, somatosensory and auditory systems, language, learning, connectivity, and neuroplasticity.
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