Prof. Dr.med.habil. Dr. h.c. Max J. Hilz, M.D., FEAN, FAAN
Specialized in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurological Intensive Care Medicine and Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). He holds German board certificates in Neurology and Psychiatry and in Psychotherapy and took the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Germany, and in New York State.
He was Professor of Neurology, Medicine, and Psychiatry at New York University, New York, NY, Chair in Autonomic Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK, and until April 2019 Professor of Neurology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Since June 2015, he is also Adjunct Professor of Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
He chairs the Autonomic Disorders Research Group in the World Federation of Neurology. He is Past-Chair of the ANS Panel of the European Academy of Neurology and of the Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology, Past-President of the German Autonomic Society and of the European Federation of Autonomic Societies. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Autonomic Research and Associate Editor of Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, of the European Journal of Neurology, and of Neurological Science. Prof. Hilz also serves as advisor to the European Medicines Agency, EMA, on issues related to the autonomic nervous system. He co-authored guidelines on syncope, erectile dysfunction, orthostatic hypotension, supine hypertension, and on diabetic neuropathy, and published more than 300 original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, and book-chapters.
Prof. Hilz is particularly interested in peripheral and central autonomic nervous system disorders, including Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies, Fabry disease, central autonomic dysfunction, e.g. after stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, or traumatic brain injuries. He issued several book-chapters on sexual dysfunction in women and men.