Jörg Kraus completed his primary and secondary education in Weiden, Germany, and studied medicine at the University of Regensburg (from November 1990 to September 1992) and the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen (from October 1992 to November 1997). Kraus completed three four-month internships as follows: in neurology at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen, where the Head of the Department was Professor W. Dorndorf; in internal medicine at the Klinikum Wetzlar, where the Head of the Department was Professor D. Heinrich; and in surgery at the Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni, South Africa, where the Head of the Department was Dr. S. Morell. He completed his M.D. thesis in 2000, graduating summa cum laude. Kraus received his Venia Legendi at the Paracelsus Private Medical University of Salzburg having completed his Habilitation Thesis “The impact of interferon-beta treatment on the blood-brain barrier.” Kraus has been working in the the MS outpatient departments of three different University Hospitals since 1995. He is currently the Leading Physician (Leitender Oberarzt) of the Multiple Sclerosis Outpatients’ Clinic and of the ward for neuroimmunology and neurooncology. Moreover, he is the Head of CSF diagnostics at the Department of Neurology as well as the research group for Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis. His research work focuses on biomarkers in multiple sclerosis based upon neuroimmunological changes at the blood-brain barrier. He is the author of more than 60 scientific publications.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2013