Werner Poewe MDProfessor of Neurology; Director, Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Professor Werner Poewe is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurology at Innsbruck Medical University in Innsbruck, Austria. He held a Residency in Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, from 1977 to 1984. After a British Council Research Fellow at University College and Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London (1984-1985) he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Neurology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (1986-1989). From 1990 through 1994 he served as Professor of Neurology and Acting Director of the Department of Neurology at the Virchow Hospital of the Free University of Berlin. Professor Poewe's main research interests are in the field of movement disorders with particular emphasis on the clinical pharmacology of Parkinson's disease and dystonia. He has authored and co-authored more than 550 original articles and reviews in the field of movement disorders. He served as President of the International Movement Disorder Society from 2000 through 2002 and as chair of the MDS European Section from 2011-2013 and as President of the Austrian Society of Neurology from 2002 to 2004 as well as President of the Austrian Parkinson’s Disease Society from 1996-2009. Werner Poewe is a Honorary Member of the German Society of Neurology as well as of the Japanese Society of Neurology.