Manfred Westphal

Manfred Westphal

Hamburg, Germany


Born on July 16th, 1955.


Current Position:

Clinical Director of Neurosurgery, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

1964 – 1974  Gymnasium Uhlenhorst, Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany

1975 – 1981  Medical School, University of Hamburg, Germany

Including a one year study in the academic year 78/79 at the University of Glasgow Medical School, UK

October 26, 1981 «Approbation»

November   1981   Presentation of Doctoral Thesis

1982 – 1984    Postdoctoral research fellow UCSF medical center in San

Francisco (USA) in the Hormone Research Lab., Director C.H.Li, Ph.D.

1984 – 1986       Establishment of the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology within the Department of Neurological Surgery in the University of Hamburg (Germany) Medical School (Director 1980 to 1999 Prof. Hans Dietrich Herrmann)

Since 1986        Resident in the neurosurgical training program in the above mentioned department

April 1992       Certification as neurosurgeon by the Hamburg Health Authorities

July 1993         Lecturer for Neurosurgery (Habilitation), Associate Professor

1995 – 2003     Chairman of the Committee for Neuro-Oncology of the EANS

Since 2003       Member of the Committee for Neuro-Oncology of the EANS

February 1999  Promotion to full Professor

April 1999       Acting Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, UKE

June 2002        Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, UKE

2003 – 2007     Election to Secretary of the EANS

Since 2003       Board Member of the European Brain Council (Brussels)

November 2003        Member of the Neuroscience Study Section of the DFG

Since October 2005   Member of the Scientific Council of the National Health Advisory Committee of the German Ministry of Research and Technology

February 2008          Re-election to the DFG Neuroscience Study Section

September 2008       Secretary General of the European Brain Council (Brussels)


Membership in following professional organizations:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

- Joint Section for Tumors (Exec. Board Member 203/2004, 2006/2007)

- Joint Section for Cevebrovascular Diseases

- International Advisory Board and Program Committee (2001-2005)

American Endocrine Society (1968-2009)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

- Programme Committee 2005

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie (DGE)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC)

Deutsche Akademie für Neurochirurgie (DANC)

Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (DKG)

European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO)

- Programme Committee 2006

European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)

- Member: Research Committee 1991-1995

- Chairman: Committee for Neuro-Oncology 1995-2003

- Secretary 2003-2007

European Brain Council (EBC)

- Board Member 2004-2008

- Secretary General since 2008

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

- Faculty for Neuro-Oncology

Hamburger Krebsgesellschaft

International Society for Neuropathology

Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)

World Federation of Neuro-Oncological Societies (WFNO)

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)

Diverse Clinical Trials and ICH-GCP Experience.