emer. Prof. Dr. med.

Wolf-Dieter Heiss

Wolf-Dieter Heiss

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 1987

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Neurologische Forschung


Research Areas:

  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear medicine



Selected Memberships:

  • American Neurological Association
  • World Stroke Organisation
  • Französische Neurologische Gesellschaft
  • Österreichische Neurologische Gesellschaft
  • European Federation of Neurological Societies
  • American Stroke Society
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften

Selected Prizes:

  • Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • WSO Leadership in Stroke Medicine Award
  • Kuhl-Lassen Award
  • Mihara Award Price Tokyo
  • David G. Sherman Award

Selected Publications:

  • Thiel, A.; Hartmann, A.; Rubi-Fessen, I.; Anglade, C.; Kracht, L. et al. [..] (2013) Effects of noninvasive brain stimulation on language networks and recovery in early poststroke aphasia. Stroke, Bd. 44, S. 2240-2246.
  • Heiss, W.-D. (2000) Ischemic penumbra: evidence from functional imaging in man. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, Bd. 20, S. 1276-1293.
  • Heiss, W.-D.; Kessler, J.; Thiel, A.; Ghaemi, M.; Karbe, H. (1999) Differential capacity of left and right hemispheric areas for compensation of poststroke aphasia. Annals of Neurology, Bd. 45, S. 430-438.
  • Heiss, W.-D.; Huber, M.; Fink, G. R.; Herholz, K.; Pietrzyk, U. et al. [..] (1992) Progressive derangement of periinfarct viable tissue in ischemic stroke. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, Bd. 12, S. 193-203.
  • Heiss, W.-D.; Rosner, G. (1983) Functional recovery of cortical neurons as related to degree and duration of ischemia. Annals of Neurology, Bd. 14, S. 294-301.