Dr. Thomas Berger MD, MSc, FEAN

Dept. of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Comprehensive Center for Clinical Neurosciences & Mental Health, Medical University of Vienna
Vienna | Austria

Thomas Berger, MD, MSc, FEAN, is Professor of Neurology and Chair of the Dept. of Neurology as well as Chair of the Comprehensive Center for Clinical Neurosciences & Mental Health at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

He graduated in 1991 and postgraduated in 2002 in “Hospital Management and Health Economics“. His career started 1992 at the Dept. of Experimental Neuropathology and Neuroimmunology (Hans Lassmann), followed by residency at the Dept. of Neurology, Univ. of Vienna, from 1993-1995. In 1995 he moved to the Dep. of Neurology, Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, to continue his academic track (1998 board certification in neurology and psychiatry, habilitation in 2003 and Vice-Director of the Dept. of Neurology from 2014-2018).

Scientific interests regard neuroimmunology, with specific focus on inflammatory demyelinating CNS disorders. He has published about 450 peer-reviewed papers/research letters/invited reviews and several books/book chapters. He was awarded several times, including by ECTRIMS and the European Charcot Foundation and was/is principal investigator in more than 70 clinical treatment trials.

Berger is currently past-president of the Austrian Society of Neurology, serves as National Multiple Sclerosis Coordinator of the Austrian Society of Neurology, is president of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation in Austria, and chair/member of numerous international and national multiple sclerosis organizations and panels. He is also actively engaged in the European Academy of Neurology as Board Member, Chair of the Scientific Committee, Chair of the Task Force “Teleneurology”, Co-Chair of the Task Force “Transition from Childhood to Adulthood” and Member of the Task Force “General Neurology”.