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Professor Karl Herholz (MD, FRCP) - personal details

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Professor Karl Herholz

Role: Professor of Clinical Neuroscience

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 0014


The University of Manchester
Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre
27 Palatine Road
M20 3LJ

Fax: +44 (0)161 2750003




  • Graduation as medical doctor at the University of Erlangen, Germany, in 1980
  • After basic general clinical training, clinical research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne, Germany, since 1982
  • Clinical specialist training in neurology at municipal and university hospitals, Cologne, Germany, from 1982 to 1990
  • Since 1994 professor of neurology at the University of Cologne
  • Since 2005, after moving to the University of Manchester, UK, professor in clinical neuroscience and head of the neuroscience imaging programme at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre (WMIC)
  • WMIC director from April 2006 to July 2010

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Royal College of Physicians, fellow
  • Royal Society of Medicine, fellow
  • Association of British Neurologists
  • British Neuro-Oncology Society
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie
  • Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • Manchester Medical Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
    • Brain Imaging Council, President (2010/2011)


  • Doctor of medicine (, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Specialist board examination in neurology, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Habilitation and Venia legendi in neurology, University of Cologne, Germany