Stefan Gerner is a neurologist and assistant professor at the Dpt. of Neurology of the University hospital Gießen, in Hesse, Germany. His clinical expertise focuses on stroke and acute neurological diseases.
Dr. Gerner was born and raised in Nuremberg, before moving to Erlangen where he attended university. There, he was graduated with a Medical Degree in 2014 and started his residency training as a neurologist at the University hospital of Erlangen (chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Schwab). In 2021 he moved to Gießen, where he completed his residency training and became assistant professor and co-director of the stroke unit at the local university hospital. Further, he is responsible for the local neurovascular sonography unit.
In 2014 Dr. Gerner finished his medical doctor degree at the University hospital of Erlangen. His early research work focused on prognostication and treatment in patients with hemorrhagic stroke. For his post-doctoral thesis, which he completed in 2020, he worked on intercebrebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, the outcome of these patients, therapy and quality of life after onset of these serious diseases. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and text books. Currently, he is involved in the development of a local stroke registry with focus on multi-omics in lacunar stroke and intercellular communication in the CNS. Since 2021 Dr. Gerner leads his own research group, which consists of five residents and PhD students.
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