Ion N. Petrovici

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1929 –

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Who is Ion N. Petrovici?

Ion N. Petrovici is German neurologist, professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Cologne.

After studying at the Bucharest Faculty of Medicine, he received an MD degree from the University of Bucharest. He trained in neurology under Arthur Kreindler and Vlad Voiculescu at the Department of Clinical Neurology of the Institute for Neurological Research of the Romanian Academy of Sciences. In 1959, he became a specialist in neurology.

From 1964 to 1969, he held the position of chief of the service of pre-operative diagnosis at the Clinic of Neurosurgery of the Bucharest University under Constantin Arseni. With Arseni and Frank Nass, Petrovici authored Vascular Diseases of the Brain and of the Spinal Cord in 1965.

In 1969, he emigrated to Germany and began his activity in Cologne at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research under Klaus-Joachim Zülch. Despite his time consuming clinical responsibilities during this period, he began to apply his research training to neurologic problems. He was habilitated into academic career in 1978 and in 1983 became professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Cologne. In 1985 he was appointed director of the Department of Neurology at Merheim Hospital, University of Cologne. He held the until his 1994 retirement.

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Aug 19, 1929
Also known as
  • Ion Petrovici
  • Dr. Ion N. Petrovici
  • Romania
  • Germany
  • University of Bucharest
Lived in
  • Ploiești

on July 23, 2013


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