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Prof. Dr. med. Frank Heppner

Director Institute of Neuropathology

Проф. др. мед. наук Франк Хеппнер
Charité, photo: Wiebke Peitz


  • 1991 - 1998 Medical studies at the Universities of Lübeck, Hamburg, Berlin and London
  • 1999 - 2002 Post-doctoral researcher and assistant doctor, Institute of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2001 - 2003 Resident, Institute of Neuropathology and Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003 Assistant physician, Institute for Neuropathology, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2004 - 2007 Senior Physician, Institute for Neuropathology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2005 Venia legendi (Habilitation) for the field of Pathology/Neuropathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2007 Specialist in Neuropathology, Berlin, Germany
  • Since 2007 Director of the Institute for Neuropathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin


The whole spectrum of diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system and skeletal muscles of childhood and adulthood in cooperation with neurosurgery and neurology, i.e. tissue diagnostics in the case of: Brain tumour (histological and molecular tumour diagnostics)
Inflammations/Infections Autoimmune diseases
Neurodegenerative diseases Vascular diseases
Changes due to trauma Neuromuscular diseases
Autopsies (postmortem examination of brain and spinal cord)


Languages: German, English

Publications > 150

Sample volume per year: Approx. 7,200 tissue samples from patients* (approx. 4,200 liquor cytologies), approx. 600 autopsies

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