Jörg Kraus

MS NEED Steering Committee

Jörg Kraus, MD completed his primary and secondary education in Weiden, Germany, studied medicine at the University of Regensburg (Nov 1990 to Sep 1992) and the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen (Oct 1992 to Nov 1997).

He completed three four-month internships: in Neurology at the Justus-Liebig Univeristy Giessen, where the head of department was Prof. Dr. W. Dorndorf; in Internal Medicine at the Klinikum Wetzlar, where the head of department was Prof. Dr. D. Heinrich; and in Surgery at the Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni, South Africa, where the head of department was Dr. S. Morell. He completed his M.D. thesis in 2000, graduating 'excellent' (equivalent 'summa cum laude'). The title of his thesis was "ICAM 1, ICAM 3 und CD45RA in Liquorcerebrospinalis und Blut als Aktivitätsparameter bei der Multiplen Sklerose" (ICAM 1, ICAM 3 and CD45RA in cerebrospinal fluid and blood as activity parameters in multiple sclerosis).

He subsequently received his 'Venia Legendi' at the Paracelsus Private Medical University of Salzburg having completed his Habilitation Thesis "The impact of interferon- treatment on the blood-brain barrier". Since 1995, Dr. Kraus has been working at the MS outpatient departments of three different University Hospitals.

Jörg Kraus has received financial support for research activities from Biogen Idec, Bayer, Genzyme, Sanofi-Aventis, Merck Serono, and Novartis. He has also received personal compensation from Biogen Idec, Bayer, Sanofi-Aventis, Merck Serono, and Novartis for lectures, advisory board participation, and consultations.