• DOB August 4, 1944

    birthplace: Reichenbach/Eule

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  • Married March 1970

    to Dr. Carin Prange née Schroeter

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  • Children 1970 & 1976

    Klaus Richard (born 1970, died 2015) and Juliane Hella (born 1976)

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Education and Training

  • 19501961

    School attendance

    Halle/Saale (Germany)

  • 1962-

    Graduation: A-Level

    Rostock (Germany)

  • 19631969

    Study of medicine at the University of Rostock (founded in 1419)

    Rostock (Germany)

  • 19691971

    Specialist registrar: District Hospital

    Stralsund (Germany)

  • 19711975

    Neurology and Mental Diseases, University Hospital of Rostock

    Rostock (Germany)

Further Appointments

  • 19751976

    Assistant Medical Director at the Dept. of Neurology, Evang. Johannes-Krankenhaus

    Bielefeld (Germany)

  • 19792007

    From October 1976 employed physician at the University Hospital Goettingen: 1977/78 head of the neurological out-patient clinic, from 1979 through 2007 head of the Neurological Intensive Care Unit, additionally 1984 – 89 Managing Senior Physician at the Dept. of Neurology.

    University Hospital Goettingen

  • 1991-

    Sabbatical at the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit (NCCU) of the Johns Hopkins University Hospital Baltimore

    Maryland USA

  • 19911992

    Elected President of the German Society of Neurological Intensive and Emergency Medicine

  • 19971999

    Director of the Dept. of Neurological Rehabiltation

    Rehabilitation Hospital “Carolinum” Bad Karlshafen/Nordhessen (Germany)

  • 20002007

    Scientific Advisor for questions of neuro-rehabilitation at the Carolinum

  • 2008-

    Since 2008 honorary member of the Neurological Society of Cyprus

  • 20122014

    2012/13 and Oct./Nov.2014 deputy head on the Stroke Unit and NCCU of the Jerudong Park Medical Center (JPMC), Sultanate of Brunei.

  • 20142017

    Guest lecturer at the State University of Applied Sciences “im. Prezydenta Stanisława Wojciechowskiego”, Advanced Medical College, Kalisz/Wielkopolska, Polen

  • 2018-

    Oct 2018 - Advisory service on Neuro-Rehabilitation at the Renay Hospital Funing/Jiangsu, People`s Republic of China


  • DGN

    German Neurological Society (DGN)

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  • DIVI

    German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive and Emergency Medicine

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  • Ärztekammer

    German Medical Association (Ärztekammer), Commission for Drug Security

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  • AEM

    Elected Member of the Academy of Ethics in Medicine. Goettingen

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Working in Expert Groups

EMA (European Medicines Agency) London, BfarM (Drug and Medicine Product Agency) Bonn/Germany, Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI) Langen/Germany and Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI) Berlin/Germany,


Grantee of German Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG)

Published books

  • Neurosyphilis 1987 (German)
  • CNS Barriers and Modern CSF Diagnostics 1993/94 (English)
  • Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System 1995 (German)
  • Systemic Infections Causing Bacterial CNS Diseases 1998 (German)
  • Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System 2001 (German)
  • Emergencies in Neurology 2002 (German)
  • Neurological Intensive Medicine 2004 (German)
  • Recommendations to Diagnostics and Therapy of Shock 2005 (German)
  • Interdisciplinary Pathways in the treatment of Hypovolemic Shock 2010, (G)

Original Papers

  • More than 200 publications on infections of the central nervous system, neurological intensive care medicine, Csf pharmacokinetics, and ethical questions.
  • Many contributions to monographs (including neuro-rehabilitation)
  • About 500 oral presentations

Academic Degrees

  • 1973

    Doctoral thesis to obtain the title “Doktor der Medizin” (Dr. med.)

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  • 1982

    Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification)

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  • 1987

    University Professor of Neurology awarded by the Minister of Sciences

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  • 1994

    Prange H: Warum verlässt ein Arzt die DDR. In: Zwischen Hippokrates und Lenin. (Müller K-D ,Hrsg.) Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag Köln 1994, S. 184-202 (ISBN 3-7691-0827-2)

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  • 2013

    Biographee in the German Who`Who (Wer ist Wer), Publishers: Schmidt Römhild Lübeck, last Edition 2013

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  • 2014

    Biographee in Marquis Who ´s Who in the World (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey) since 1995, 31st Edition 2014

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