Department of Neurology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Werner Hacke is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg in Germany.
Professor Hacke’s main areas of research and clinical interests include neurological critical care, interventional stroke therapy, stroke prevention, and neuropsychology.
Professor Hacke received his medical degree in Aachen, Germany, and also completed a residency in Neurology there. He then became Fellow of the Department of Neurology in Bern, Switzerland. In 1984, Professor Hacke became Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology in Aachen and from 1986-1987 was Visiting Professor at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA. In 1987, he took up his professorship at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
Over the last seven years, Professor Hacke has been president of several societies, including the German Neurological Society (2001-2003), the German Society of Clinical Neurosciences (2002), the German Interdisciplinary Society for Intensive Care Medicine (2003), and the European Stroke Initiative (EUSI) and the European Stroke Council (ESC) in 2004. He is Honorary Member of the Austrian Stroke Society, the French Neurological Society, the American Neurological Association, the Pan-Russian Society of Neurology and the Hungarian Society of Clinical Neurosciences. In 2006, he received an Honorary Doctor Degree from the State University Tbilisi, Georgia. Prof. Hacke was the founding President of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and is now the First Vice President of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).
Professor Hacke has been involved in many clinical trials and was, or is Chairman of the Steering Committee of ECASS I, II and III, DIAS and DIAS II, SPACE, SPACE II and NEST III. He has published more than 300 original papers and is the most cited stroke physician. He also is Editor or on the Editorial Board of Nervenarzt
, the Journal of Neurological Sciences
, Cerebrovascular Disease
, and the European Journal of Neurology