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Paul Krack, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Chief Physician, Head of the Movement Disorder Center at University Hospital Bern

Location: Bern Switzerland

Dr. Paul Krack is one of today’s leading neurologists in the field of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders. After specializing in movement disorders at the University Hospital in Kiel, Germany with Professor Günther Deuschl, he has been a member of the pioneering DBS team of Professors Alim-Louis Benabid and Pierre Pollak in Grenoble and contributed to development of STN DBS in Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia and OCD. International scientific recognition comes from research on the effects of DBS on motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Krack has published 300 papers, with an h-index of 60. He is among the top 50 most cited Parkinson’s disease researchers. After working in Kiel, Germany; Grenoble, France; and Geneva, Switzerland, he presently is the head of the movement disorder team in Bern, Switzerland. His main topics of interest are motor and behavioral aspects of Parkinson’s, DBS in neurologic and psychiatric disorders, and basal ganglia involvement in the physiology of motivated behavior.

Associated Grants

  • International Validation of Two Non-motor Symptom Scales in Parkinson’s Disease


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