Thomas Platz was educated at a medical school, Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany. He had a clinical academic year at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. After graduating from the medical school, Heidelberg/Mannheim, and passing the American medical exam for foreigners in 1989, Platz received his Dr.med. degree in medicine in 1990. He started his Residency in neurology in Berlin, Germany, in 1989. In 1995, he received the Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung for a research position at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK, when he was also an Honorary Clinical Resident at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (service of Professor Marsden). In 1997, he received the Diploma degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from the McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, and became neurologist and clinical geriatrist consultant in Berlin, Germany. Platz received the Rehabilitation Science Award from the Kuratorium ZNS and the Hannelore Kohl-Stiftung in 2001 and finished his Habilitation degree in neurological rehabilitation at the Charite, University hospital in Berlin, Germany, in 2002. In 2006, he became the Head of the Department of Neurorehabilitation at the BDH Klinik Greifswald and the Head of an Institute of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany. Since 2009, he has been acting as a Medical Director of that hospital and the Head of the Department of both the Neurorehabilitation Centre there and the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Platz received a personal professorship for neurorehabilitation at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in 2009. He acts as a member of various national and international societies and heads the SIG Clinical Pathways of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation where he acts also as a Member of the Management Committee. His scientific interest concentrates on issues related to neurorehabilitation including electrophysiology, brain imaging, assessment, medication, and training.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013