Stefan Schwab is Professor of Neurology and Director and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Prior to joining the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, he received his training at the Department of Neurology in Würzburg, Aachen, and Heidelberg, Germany as well as Johns-Hopkins University, Baltimore. In Heidelberg he was an associate Professor and vice-chairman at the Department of Neurology. He initiated several path breaking studies on decompressive surgery in MCA-infarction, as well as on hypothermia in ischemic stroke.
Dr Schwab’s main interest is improving stroke therapy and diagnosis, neurocritical care, and developing new treatment strategies for severe cerebral ischemia as well as neuroprotection and regulation of blood flow and metabolism. The Department of Neurology is one of the largest in Germany, with a highly active service for more than 1500 stroke patients per year, as well as a dedicated neurocritical care unit, serving for a catchment area over 1 million inhabitants. He was several times president of the German Neurocritical care society (DGNI) and has been president of the German Critical Care Society (DIVI). His work was honoured with numerous national and international awards. He is a honorary member of the French Neurological Society, and honorary and visiting professor of Universities in Brazil, Philippines and Chile.
Dr. Schwab has authored and co-authored more than 400 publications in journals as Stroke, Lancet Neurology, JAMA; Annals of Neurology, Neurology, Critical care Medicine and numerous other prestigious journals. He is the editor of several books and author of more than 40 book chapters.