Nils Erik Gilhus

Nils Erik Gilhus

Bergen, Norway

Professor in neurology.


University of Bergen,  Department of clinical medicine,

Nils Erik Gilhus (born Oslo, Norway 1950) has been a Professor of Neurology at University of Bergen, Norway since 1987 and a consultant neurologist at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen since 1986. He was chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen 2005-2017, Dean and Vice-dean of the Medical Faculty 1999-2005, and Chairman of the Department of Neurology 1993-1999. Gilhus is a Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and a member of the EAN assembly. He was member of the management committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) 2009-2014, leader of the EFNS Congress Programme Committee 2009-2014, and of the EFNS Scientific Committee 2005-2009. He was a board member of European Board of Neurology 1997-2014, and a founding member of the European School of Neuroimmunology (1999-2017) and the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (2001-2008). Gilhus was co-founder and chair of the NevroNor program of the Norwegian Research Council, and founder and vice-chair of the Norwegian Brain Council. He was a leader of the Norwegian Neurological Association (1994-1998), and of the Norwegian Committee of Scientific Publication (2012-2017). Since 2013, he chairs the scientific board of the Extra-foundation.

Nils Erik Gilhus has published more than 300 original, full scientific papers, mainly on neuroimmunology, neuroepidemiology, neurorehabilitation, and clinical neurology. Myasthenia gravis and epilepsy represent his key research topics. Gilhus has supervised 23 accomplished PhDs. He has participated in 6 EU research projects and numerous international, scientific task forces.

Nils Erik Gilhus initiated and has since 2014 been a key partner in the formal cooperation in neurological education and research between University of Bergen and North-Western State Medical Univesity named after I.I. Mechnikov.