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Hömberg Volker

Prof. Volker Hömberg MD Dr.h.c.

President Elect Word Federation for Neurorehabiitation

Vice President European Federation of Neurorehabilitation societies

Prof. Hömberg received his medical education from the Universities of Düsseldorf, Freiburg and Boston Massachusetts. After spending electives in Neurology at Boston City Hospital and the National Hospital for Nervous  Diseases Queens Square London he was a research fellow at the C. and O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research in Düsseldorf.

In 1981 he started a residency in neurology with Prof. Hans Freund at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and in 1987 he was appointed Director of the Neurological Therapy Centre (NTC) a newly founded Institute at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. He was also founding Director of the NTC in Cologne . He was involved in the setup of many in-and outpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Germany and abroad .  In 2001 he started the St. Mauritius Therapy Clinic in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf.  From 2011 to  February 2022 he was Medical Director and Head of Neurology of the Dept. of Neurology at the Gesundheitszentrum Bad Wimpfen and works as senior neurology advisor for the SRH-Group, one of the biggest hospital groups in Germany.

He was founder, president and vice president of the German Society for Neurorehabilitation for many years. He served as Secretary General for the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (WFNR)for more than 15 years and was elected President Elect of WFNR in 2020. He is Vice President of the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies. (EFNR). He received an honorary doctorate from the Medical University of Cluj in 2017. In2022 he was elected as corresponding member by the Japanese Society of Physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is honorary member of The Romanian Society for Neurorehabilitation , the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology an Neurorehabilitation and of the Society for Neuroprotection and Neurorestoration (SSNN).

He is a regular reviewer and co-editor of many international peer reviewing journals as well as a regular (co) programme chairman for neurorehabilitation  for major international meetings, the World and the European Neurorehabilitation Congresses (WCNR,ECNR).

He has published more than 250 articles in international peer reviewed journals and many book chapters and books . His primary scientific interest are the fields of motor rehabilitation, cognition,  epistemiology, neurological music therapy  and pharmacology in neurorehabilitation.


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