Prof. Dr. med. Christian E. Elger, M.D.

Prof. Dr. med. Christian E. Elger

Neurology and Epilepsy

E-Mail: christian.elger@betaklinik.de
Telephone: +49 (0)228 90 90 75 0
Fax: +49 (0)228 90 90 75 11
www.betaklinik.de

Further information

  • Founded the Beta International Epilepsy Center in 2017
  • Has more than 25 years’ experience in the research and treatment of epilepsy
  • Recipient of many awards and prizes
  • 1969 – 1976 Studied medicine, obtained his doctorate and licence to practice medicine
  • 1982 Post-doctorate in the area of Physiology
  • 1982 – 1985 Trained as a Neurologist at the Universities of Münster, Memphis and Zürich
  • 1985 Specialist in Neurology
  • 1985 – 1987 Senior physician at the Clinic for Neurology at the University of Münster
  • 1986 Post-doctorate in the area of Neurology
  • 1986 – 1987 Member of the Board of the Westphalia-Lippe Medical Association
  • 1987 – 2018 University professor for Epileptology at the University of Bonn
  • 1990 – 2018 Director of the University Clinic for Epileptology
  • 1991–1994 Member of expert advisory board for the Minister of Health
  • 1997 –1999 1st. Chairman of the German Section of the International League Against Epilepsy
  • 2000 –2001 President of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 2000 – Member of the North Rhine Westphalian Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 – Associate Editor: Epilepsy and Behaviour
  • 2001 – 2007 Spokesperson for the transregional special research area (TR3) Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • 2003 Co-founder and Partner of Life & Brain GmbH, Bonn
  • 2004 – 2008 Associate Editor: Brain
  • 2004 – 2008 Review Board Member for Neurosciences for the DFG
  • 2006 – 2015 Scientific Managing Director of Life & Brain GmbH, Bonn
  • 2009 – Co-founder and Director of the Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn
  • 2017 Founding of the Beta International Epilepsy Center (Beta IEC) at The Beta Klinik

Awards and Prizes (Extract)

  • 1992 Marion-Merrell-Dow Promotional Prize for Epilepsy Research (with C. Helmstaedter, A. Hufnagel).
    Honorary member of the Swiss League Against Epilepsy
  • 2005 Ambassador for Epilepsy for the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
  • 2005 Zuelch-Prize from the Gertrud-Reemtsma-Foundation in the Max-Planck-Society
  • 2010 Hans-Berger-Prize from DGKN for merits in the area of Epileptology
  • 2011 The Victor and Clara Soriano Award of the World Federation of Neurology
  • 2012    European Epileptology Award of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
  • 2015 William G. Lennox Award of the American Epilepsy Society (AES)
  • 2017 Moritz Romberg Lecture of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)