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Andreas Potschka M.D.

Career history:

  • October 1982 – March 1984:
    Electro-technical studies at the University of Hannover
  • April 1984 – March 1987:
    Human medicine studies at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-University of Münster
  • April 1985:
    Additional law studies in Münster
  • April 1987:
    changed to the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
  • Oktober 1989 – Januar 1990:
    1st third of residency at the medical clinic Lucerne Canton hospital (Switzerland) under the supervision of Professor Truniger
  • February 1990 – Mai 1990:
    2nd third of residency in the surgery department at the university clinic of Basle (Switzerland)
  • June 1990 – September 1990:
    3rd third of residency at the neurological university clinic of Freiburg under the supervision of Professor Lücking
  • June 1991 – December 1992:
    internship in the neurological clinic of the Clinical center in Landshut under the supervision of Professor Thoden
  • 10.12.1992:
    License to practice medicine
  • January 1993 – Mai 1994:
    assistant doctor at the neurosurgical clinic of the university clinical center in Steglitz/Berlin under the supervision of Professor Brock
  • April 23, 1993:
    PhD title with distinction “magna cum laude” at the University of Freiburg
  • June 1994 - March 1998:
    resident at the neurosurgical clinic of the clinic center “Carl Gustav Carus” in Dresden under Prof. Schackert
  • March 1995:
    development of the neurological pain outpatient department at the University clinic of Dresden
  • March 24, 1998:
    awarded the certificate of neurosurgeon
  • April 1998 – September 1999:
    Senior physician of the neurological department of the Bavaria clinic in Kreischa as head of the intensive care and early rehabilitation unit
  • September 16, 1998:
    Additional qualification “special pain therapy”
  • October 1999:
    Physician contracted by the Union of Statutory Health Insurance of North Baden, working in his own practice as neurosurgeon and complying to the pain treatment agreement
  • December 1999:
    Awarded specialist certificate in computed tomography
  • January 2000:
    Medical director in the pain diagnostics & therapy center in Schönau
  • June 7, 2000:
    awarded certificate of an additional qualification in “rehabilitation” April 2001: authorized to conduct further education in“Special pain therapy”
  • December 10, 2002:
    authorized to conduct further education “neurosurgery”
  • January 8, 2003:
    head of standby duty of the medical insurance center in Schönau

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Accompanying activities

potschkaCompulsory four month medical traineeships:

* Anesthesiological unit of the Paracelsus-Clinic in Osnabrück (Dr. Demmel)
* Neurosurgery unit of the Paracelsus-Clinic in Osnabrück (Prof. Winkelmüller)
* Surgery unit of the Paracelsus-Clinic in Osnabrück (Dr. Lankenfeld)
* Neurological university clinic of Freiburg (Prof. Thoden)

Dissertation:

  • Measurement of pain thresholds after thermal heat stimulation and mechanical stimulation in patients with a chronic pain syndrome and in a healthy control group:
    download PDF (30 MB) »
  • Pain thresholds through thermal stimulation:
    download PDF (8 MB) »
  • Pain thresholds are determined by mechanical stimulation in patients with chronic pain syndromes of various etiologies and in a healthy contol group:
    download PDF (4,5 MB) »
  • Pain thresholds through thermal and mechanical stimulation are determined in patients with a chronic pain syndrome of different etiology and a healthy control group:
    download PDF (2 MB) »

Studies and work groups:

  • Endoscopic surgical procedure in the neurosurgery
  • Director of studies "treatment in stage III with Tirilazad in women with subarachnoidal hemorrhage (SAH)"
  • Pain therapy in surgery and functional neurosurgery

Comprehensive list of publications:

You can download a list of publications in PDF format here: publications »

Visiting physician

in various pain clinics in the USA (among others Richmond, Boston)

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