Claudius Thomé is full professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical University Innsbruck since 2010. After completing his medical education at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany and at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford/Ca., USA he received his residency training at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg, Campus Mannheim (Chairman: Prof. Dr. P. Schmiedek) (1995-2001). He completed several fellowships: 2nd Institute of Physiology, University of Heidelberg; Dept. of Orthopedics, Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach; Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA; and, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayfield Clinic, University of Cincinnati, USA. His professoral thesis was entitled “Evidence-based spine surgery: Evaluation of new surgical techniques using randomized studies�? (2005).
Dr. Thomé’s surgical specialties are: cerebrovascular surgery, skull base surgery and both minimal-invasive and complex spine surgery, and his main research fields are: evidence-based and minimally invasive spine surgery plus regenerative medicine in spinal disease as well as cerebrovascular diseases, neurotrauma, neurocritical care and neurooncology.
Dr. Thomé was chairman of the Spine Section of the German Society of Neurosurgery for several years and is past-President of the Austrian Spine Society and past-Education Officer Europe of AOSpine. He currently serves as President of the Austrian Society of Surgery and as President of the Austrian Society of Neurosurgery. Dr. Thomé´s commitments in the societies have been focused on education as past member of the education committee of the German Spine Society and the Spine Society of Europe. He recently joined the EANS board as Chair of the Training Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.