Prof. Dr. med. Frank Ulrich



After completing his medical studies and doctoral thesis at the University of Düsseldorf, Frank Ulrich, who was born in Berlin in 1948, began his neurosurgical training at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich under the guidance of Professor F. Marguth. Following qualification, he was working on a research project at the Laboratory of Brain Physiology at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City, USA.

Dr. Frank Ulrich continued his postgraduate training in neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry at the respective departments at the University Clinic of Düsseldorf. He culminated his academic training by completing his habilitation thesis and obtaining his venia legendi for neurosurgery at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf in 1987.

In the subsequent years, private lecturer Dr. F. U. was taking part in countless research and development projects funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), BMFT (German Ministry of Research), SFB (Collaborative Research Centres) and GMD (Research Center for Information Technology). His clinical study visits included renowned neurosurgical hospitals at home and abroad, among them being the School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and the Mayo-Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Lecturer Dr. Ulrich was awarded the Pater Leander Fischer Prize for a team work on MRI-guided Laser Applications by the DGLM ( German Society for Laser Medicine) in 1990. Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf appointed him associate professor in 1992 and the Laser Association of Neurological Surgeons International (LANSI) elected him president.

Professor Ulrich qualified for radiosurgery in brain disorders at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Professor Dr.Ulrich was the head physician of the newly opened Department of Neurosurgery of Helios Hospital, Krefeld, the academic teaching hospital of Düsseldorf University, from 1993 - 2011. He continued his work at the Department of Neurosurgery at Giessen and Marburg University Clinic.

In the last years of his medical career as a neurosurgeon, Professor Ulrich has been dealing with laser-guided stereotaxis in the open MRI and radio-thermosurgery using nanoparticles that are stereotactically guided.

2014 - 2018, Professor Emeritus F. Ulrich, MD, was head of the Neuro-Unit for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in the Private Clinic BBH, Düsseldorf.

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