Eugen Trinka received his M.D. degree from the University Vienna, Vienna, Austria, in 1990, and continued his training in neurology and psychiatry at the University Hospital Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, before being appointed as a Senior Neurologist, in 1997. After a fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute, QC, Canada, working with Professor Andermann, he moved to the Medical University Innsbruck, where he became Deputy Chief of the EEG-Lab and Department of Seizure Disorders, in 1999. He received his venia legendi, in 2003, and was appointed as an Associate Professor for neurology. In 2004, he became the Chief of the Epilepsy Service and EEG Laboratory. He also built up the comprehensive Innsbruck Epilepsy Surgery program which he chairs, since 2000. He further received an M.S. degree in health sciences from the University for Medical Informatics Health Sciences and Public Heath Hall in Tyrol (UMIT), Austria, in 2005. Trinka’s areas of scientific interests are in epileptology (epidemiology, prognosis, status epilepticus pathophysiology, and epilepsy surgery), clinical neurophysiology (EEG&EP), and functional neuroimaging (fMRI and SPECT). He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Epilepsia, Epileptic Disorders, and Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders; in addition, he acts as a Reviewer for several top journals. Trinka is actively involved in the executive board of the Austrian Chapter of the ILAE. He is also President of the Austrian Society for Clinical Neurophysiology, since 2007, as well as a Corresponding Member of the American Epilepsy Society and Austrian Neurological Society. Trinka lectures on epilepsy monitoring and clinical epileptology and on neurology and neurophysiology at the Medical University Innsbruck. He was also the recipient of the Herbert Reisner Prize for Epileptology, in 2000, and the Wilfried Haslauer Prize for Neuroscience, in 1995.
Biography Updated on 27 February 2014