Armin Curt was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1959, and received his Medical degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1987. He is a fully licensed neurologist (FMH, Switzerland; FRCPC, Canada) and specialist in clinical neurophysiology. Since 1992, he specialized in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from traumatic and medical spinal cord injury at the University Hospital Balgrist, Zuerich, and between 2005 and 2008, he was the Associated Director at the International Collaboration of Repair Discoveries (ICORD), UBC, Canada, a Chair in SCI Rehabilitation Research (endowed chair), and an Associate Professor of neurology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Presently, he is a Professor and Chairman of the Spinal Cord Injury Center, University of Zuerich, and a Medical Director at the University Hospital Balgrist, Zuerich. He is mainly interested in advancing the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of patients suffering from spinal cord and spine disorders. Besides the development of advanced clinical functional outcome measures, the introduction of new neurophysiological recordings to study neural recovery and repair in humans is central to these research projects. Curt is involved in national and international clinical SCI networks for the development of clinical trial protocols and the introduction and evaluation of novel therapeutic interventions (acute care, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical) both in acute and chronic SCI patients. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair (NNR) and a member of the Board of Directors of the SCI-Solutions Network, Canada.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2009