Eugen Trinka is the Head of the Epilepsy Service and the Monitoring Unit at the Department of Neurology, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. He 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 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 Chief of the Epilepsy Service and EEG Laboratory. He also build up the comprehensive Innsbruck Epilepsy Surgery programm which he chairs since 2000. He further received an M.S. degree in heath sciences from the Universty for Medical Informatics Health Sciences and Public Heath Hall in Tyrol (UMIT), Austria, in 2005. Trinka’s areas of scientific interest are in epileptology (epidemiology, prognosis, status epilepticus pathophysiology, and epilepsy surgery); clinical neurophysiology (EEG&EP); functional neuroimaging (fMRI and SPECT). He is a Member the Editorial Board 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 3 May 2009