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Steiner, Thorsten (D), MD, PhD

Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Thorsten Steiner is Professor of Neurology and Neurointensive Care at the Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Dr Steiner was educated at Medical Schools of the Heidelberg University (GER), and Johns Hopkins University (USA). He completed his training in neurology, emergency medicine, critical care neurology at Heidelberg University Hospital.

His main research interests are related to stroke intensive care, treatment strategies of elevated intracranial pressure, invasive monitoring, thrombolysis and intracerebral haemorrhage.

Dr Steiner has worked as an investigator and principal investigator in various clinical stroke trials on thrombolysis and neuroprotectants in ischaemic stroke. He is a member of the steering committee in the trials using recombinant factor VIIa for the treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage.

Dr Steiner is a member of the German Neurocritical Care Society, the German Society of Neurology, and founding member of NeuroCritical care Society of the USA.

In 1995 Dr Steiner received an Award for his clinical studies on the treatment and early rehabilitation of patients with space occupying hemispheric infarction. In 2001 he received the teaching award of the Heidelberg Medical Faculty, and in 2003 he received the teaching award of the Minster of Science and Art of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Dr Steiner has authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific papers on cerebrovascular diseases in journals such as Stroke, Neurology, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Annals of Neurology, the Journal of Neurology, the European Neurology, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, and New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Overview of intracerebral haemorrhage

  • When to restart anticoagulant therapy after warfarin-related intracerebral hemorrhage in patients