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Department of neurology

Prof. Dr. med. Robert Stingele
neurology, neurophysiology, epilepsy

About the department

The neurology department at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Kopenick covers the whole range of central and peripheral nerve conditions, including emergency. The department is certified with the "Stroke Unit" seal from the German Neurological Society. Doctors at the department achieve the highest treatment standard thanks to the successful combination of practice with scientific activity (e.g. cooperation with Charite University Hospital)Furthermore, the department works with Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine for muscle disease diagnostic and treatment. Medical services can be provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition to qualified specialists, the department is equipped with modern diagnostic devices and comfortable patient rooms for proper treatment and recovery.

The primary focus is the diagnostic and treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy, myasthenia, migraine, etc. Additionally, there is a special stroke unit in the department where emergencies and patients with acute stroke phases can be recovered. Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and polyneuropathy are other treatment priorities.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Examination of the cervical and cerebral vessels
  • Intima-media complex measurement
  • Electrophysiological diagnostics
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Measurement of nerve conduction (NLG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEP)
  • Nystagmography

Treatment spectrum:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Dizziness
  • Lyme disease
  • Normal-pressure hydrocephalus 
  • Dementia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Muscle diseases
  • Back pain
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Doctor profile


  • 1968 – 1972: Ernst Reuther elementary school, Karlsruhe
  • 1972 – 1982: Otto Hahn High School, Karlsruhe, Hölderlin High School, Lauffen aN
  • 1983: Italian language school, Florence
  • 1983 – 1991: Medical studies
  • 1983 – 1987: Universitá degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
  • 1987 – 1991: Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg
  • 1989: Brain Metabolism Laboratory, Gough Cooper Department of Neurosurgery, The National Hospital of Nervous Diseases Queens Square, London, UK (Prof. Dr. Lindsay Symon)
  • 1991: Medical examination
  • 1991 – 1992: Doctor in internship and assistant doctor, Neurological Clinic, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. medical W. hoe
  • January 1993: License to practice medicine
  • January 1993: Promotion to Dr. medical with the dissertation “Validation of laser Doppler flowmetry for measuring cerebral blood flow in the non-ischemic brain of rats: influence of hypercapnia, hemodilution and CO inhalation.” Rating: magna cum laude
  • 1993 – 1996: Visiting Scientist, Departments of Anesthesiology (RJ Traystman MD PhD) and Neurology, Critical Care Division (DF Hanley MD PhD), The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • 1996 – 2001: Resident, Neurological Clinic, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. med. W. Hacke)
  • 1998 – 1999: Psychiatric training, Psychiatric Clinic, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. med. Ch. Mundt)
  • November 2000: Specialist in neurology


  • Since January 2001: Senior Physician, Neurological Clinic, University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel (Prof. Dr. med. G. Deuschl)
  • January 2001: Management of the neurological intensive care unit
  • until February 2011: Management of the supra-regional "stroke unit", management of the ultrasound laboratory, outpatient clinic for movement disorders, management of neurological normal wards, botulinum toxin special outpatient clinic, epilepsy outpatient clinic
  • June 2004: Habilitation in the field of neurology
  • April 2009: Approval of the application for appointment as an adjunct professor, medical faculty of the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel
  • Since March 2011: Chief Physician at the Clinic for Neurology, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Since 2008: S3 guidelines for "analgosedation in intensive care medicine", S3 guidelines for "carotid stenosis"
  • German Society for Neurology
  • German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • German Society for Neurological Intensive Care Medicine
  • German Stroke Aid Foundation (Regional Representative)
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