TO THE POINT
  • 35 years of experience
  • MD University of Hamburg
  • Director of the Department of Neurosurgery for the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery
  • Member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Board Member of the European Brain Council
  • Past President of the German Academy of Neurosurgery
  • Was member of the EANS Committee for Neuro-Oncology
  • Former Secretary of the EANS
  • Collegiate of the German Research Foundation’s Science Panel
  • Fomer Chairman of the Neuro-Oncology Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member of the German Society for Endocrinology
  • Member of the German Society of Neurosurgery
  • Member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery
  • Member of the German Cancer Society
  • Has published more than 230 Medline listed publications and 50 book chapters.

Dr. Manfred Westphal, MD

Boardmember

Dr. Westphal is the Director of the Department of Neurosurgery for the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf (UCHE) in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Westphal specializes in neuro-oncology and neuro-vascular diseases. He has published more than 230 Medline listed publications and 50 book chapters.

In addition to his appointment at UCHE, Dr. Westphal is also a member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery, a member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies and is a Past President of the German Academy of Neurosurgery. During his career, Dr. Westphal has held many prominent offices including the Chairmanship of the EANS Committee for Neuro-Oncology from 1995 to 2003, Secretary of the EANS from 2003 to 2007, Collegiate of the Neuro-Science Panel of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) from 2003 to 2012, Chairman of the Neuro-Oncology Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies from 2009 to 2013. In addition Dr. Westphal has been a standing Board Member of the European Brain Council since 2003.

Dr. Westphal is also a member of several key neuroscience and neuromedical associations including  the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie ( German Society for Endocrinology), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (German Society of Neurosurgery), the Deutsche Akademie für Neurochirurgie (German Academy of Neurosurgery) and the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society).

Dr. Westphal attended the Gymnasium Uhlenhorst, Barmbek for his secondary education before going onto the Medical School at the University of Hamburg where he earned his MD. During that time he also served a one year academic study in at the University of Glasgow Medical School in the United Kingdom. Dr. Westphal’s post-doctoral work was done at the University of California, San Francisco’s Medical School in the Hormone Research Laboratory.

Upon returning to Hamburg Dr. Westphal established the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hamburg-Eppendorf and shortly thereafter received his board certification and promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Westphal was confirmed Director of the Department of Neurosurgery in Hamburg in 2002.