MEOCLINIC – only those who feel well get well.

Prof. Dr. med. Terttu A. Pietilä

Neurosurgeon; specialty: microsurgery of diseases, injuries and abnormalities of the brain, spinal cord and spine

Specialties

Professional Positions

Current positionMEOCLINIC Berlin, Deutschland
2009-2015Consultant, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany
2006-2008Head of the Dept. of Neurosurgery, Ingolstadt Hospital, Germany
2004-2006Consultant, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Ingolstadt Hospital, Germany
1994-2004Senior Physician and Deputy Consultant, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
1992-1994Chief Senior Physician and Deputy Consultant, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Duisburg Municipal Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital of Essen University, Germany
1989-1992Senior Physician, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Dortmund Municipal Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital of Muenster University, Germany
1989Specialist in Neurosurgery, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland
1983-1988Resident, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Dortmund Municipal Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital of Muenster University, Germany

Education, Training, Courses, Certificates and other Activities

1975University entrance diploma, Finland
1976-1981Medical School, Ruhr University Bochum and University of Essen, Germany
1977 -1978Neuroanatomy preparation assistant, Anatomy Chair II, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
1981Intern, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Essen University Hospital, Germany
1982Licensed as physician in Germany and Finland
1985-1987Emergency physician, Ruhr area, Germany
1986-1988Participation in the project for the establishment of XU-Del Monte Community Clinic, Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines
1987/1988Volunteer work for the organization of Physicians for the Third during annual leave, Manila and Mindanao, Philippines
1988Doctoral dissertation entitled „Role of computed tomography of CSF dynamics in the diagnosis of traumatic subdural effusion“, University of Saarland, Germany
1988/1991/2002Board-certified as neurosurgeon in Germany, Finland, and Switzerland
1990Courses on applied laser medicine, laser-assisted microsurgery, Institute of Laser Medicine, Duesseldorf University, Germany
1991Guest physician at Zurich University Hospital, Dept. of Microsurgery, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Gazi Yasargil, Switzerland
1991Course on transcranial Doppler ultrasound, Aachen University, Germany
1993-1997Several research stays (for a total duration of 1 year), Research Laboratory of Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix AZ, USA, as principal investigator of several experimental research projects
1994-2004Head of two study groups – “Cerebrovascular Surgery” and “Skull Base Surgery” – at Free University of Berlin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Since 1995Neurosurgical advice for film production and „Special Effects“, Berlin, Germany
1997Proof of elective advanced training in neurosurgical intensive care medicine, Berlin State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
1997Four weeks as surgeon, upon invitation, at El Maadi Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
1999-2004Member of the ethics committee of Benjamin Franklin University Hospital, Free University of Berlin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2000-2004Examiner for board certification of neurosurgeons, Berlin State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2000-2004Examiner for elective training in neurosurgical intensive care medicine, Berlin State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2000Habilitation thesis entitled „Contribution to the Pathogenesis of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations“, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA / Free University of Berlin / Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany  /  Since 2008: Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany
2002Examiner in three medical dissertation procedures, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2003, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015Co-supervision of medical dissertations in neurosurgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2003-2004Research Coordinator of the Dept. of Neurosurgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Since 2004Reviewer for “Journal of Neurological Surgery”, Central European Neurosurgery
2006Licensed to provide full training for neurosurgery residents, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2006Licensed to provide elective advanced training in neurosurgical intensive care medicine, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2006Licensed to provide full training in supplementary advanced intensive care medicine, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2006-2008Examiner for board certification of neurosurgeons, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2006-2008Examiner for elective advanced training in neurosurgical intensive care medicine, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2006-2008Examiner for supplementary advanced training in intensive care medicine, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2006Course for refreshing qualification according to German X-Ray Ordinance (RÖV) and Radiation Protection Ordinance (StrlSchV), Ingolstadt, Germany
2007AGG-E-LEARNING FOR EXECUTIVES, course on the topic of antidiscrimination in the workplace with final test, Haufe Academy Freiburg, Germany
2007-2015Representative of Individual Members in the Individual Membership Committee (IMC), The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)“
2008Qualification in radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray use for radiation protection representatives, Bavarian State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2009Licensed to provide full training for neurosurgery residents, Westfahlen-Lippe State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
2009-2011Advisory board member of Hagedorn Foundation
2009-2014Examiner for neurosurgery, Westfahlen-Lippe State Chamber of Physicians, Germany
Since 2009Expert adviser in neurosurgery, Westfahlen-Lippe State Chamber of Physicians
2009-2015Board member of the Gesellschaft für Epilepsieforschung e.V. (Society for Epilepsy Research), Bielefeld, Germany
2009-2015Neurosurgical Healthcare Center (MVZ), Bielefeld, Germany
2010Training course on fluorescence-guided resection using aminolevulinic acid (ALA), Luebeck University, Germany
2010Special interventional radiology course for physicians to acquire the qualification for performing interventional procedures according to the German X-Ray Ordinance (RöV), Germany
2012Refresher course on radiation protection for physicians according to the German X-Ray Ordinance, Bielefeld, Germany
2013-2015Advisory Board Member of the Erich and Katharina Zinkann Foundation, Bielefeld, Germany
2014Certificate of continuing medical education, Westfahlen-Lippe State Chamber of Physicians, Germany

More than 160 scientific lectures in Germany and internationally

More than 100 scientific publications in international journals

Organization of 7 national and international congresses; member on organization committee for 11 national and international congresses


Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (German Society of Neurosurgery)
  • Deutsch-Arabisch Medizinische Gesellschaft e.V. / German-Arab Medical Association
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurointensiv- und Notfallmedizin (DGNI) (German Society of Neurointensive Care and Emergency Medicine)
  • Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society)
  • Verein VHL (von Hippel-Lindau) betroffenen Familien e.V. (Association for Families Affected by von Hippel-Lindau Disease)
  • Academy for Advanced Medical Training of the Westfahlen-Lippe State Chamber of Physicians, Germany


Founding Member

  • 1993  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuroendoskopie und endoskopische Neurochirurgie e.V. (German Society of Neuroendoscopy and Endoscopic Neurosurgery), which became the Section of Endoscopic Neurosurgery and Neuronavigation of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (German Society of Neurosurgery) in 2000
  • 1992  Neurovascular study group of the German Society of Neurosurgery (Neurovascular Section of the German Society of Neurosurgery since 2000)


Teaching

1985-1997Teaching of nurses while working at hospitals in Germany, Finland, and Philippines
1994-2008Lectures/seminars/block lectures and bedside teaching courses for medical students at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2002Educational lecture: Surgical Therapy of Cerebral AVMs.
4th International Symposium on Cerebral and Spinal Cord AVM, ISAVM, Japan, Sep. 5 and 6, 2002
2005-2008Block lectures at Oradea University, Rumania
2012Educational lecture: Surgery of cerebral arteriovenous malformations, University of Athens, Greece
Since 2008Block lectures at Tuebingen University, Germany

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