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Brainin, M. (AT), MD

NÖ Neurological Clinic, Danube University Krems, Maria Gugging, Austria


Michael Brainin is Professor and Chair of the Neurosciences Centre at the Danube University in Krems, and Head of the Department of Neurology at the Donau Clinic Gugging near Vienna. He also holds the Chair of the Centre of Postgraduate Studies of Neuroscience at the Danube University in Krems.

Dr Brainin’s main research interests are clinical epidemiology, the impact of and evidence for neurorehabilitation, secondary prevention of stroke by the use of antithrombotic drugs, and angioplasty and carotid stenting in acute stroke treatment.

Dr Brainin is responsible for postgraduate MSc teaching programmes, among them courses for Neurorehabilitation as well as the EUSI-supported European Master Programme in Stroke Medicine.

Dr Brainin is a board member and is secretary of the European Stroke Initiative (EUSI). He also chairs the EUSI Professional Education Committee. From 1998–2004 he chaired the Stroke Scientists’ Panel of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the EFNS Task Force on Acute Neurological Stroke Care. He is a board member of the Scientific Committee of the EFNS, and is co-editor of the EFNS European Handbook for Neurological Management.

Additionally he is Chair of the Professional Education of the World Stroke Federation (WSF), and a board member of the WFS and the International Stroke Society (ISS). He is the designated chairman of the World Stroke Congress to be held in 2008 in Vienna, Austria.

Dr Brainin has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications on cerebrovascular diseases in journals such as Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Nervenarzt, Neuroradiology, Neuroepidemiology, the Journal of Neurology, and the European Journal of Neurology. Dr Brainin is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, and the European Journal of Neurology.

  • Cerebral haemorrhages

  • Dysphagia and stroke

  • Opportunities for continued education in stroke

  • Perspectives in stroke care: unused windows, unmet needs

  • Stroke unit organisation