Benedikt Schoser

Prof. Benedikt Schoser

Benedikt Schoser started his career with training in muscle pathology by Hans Goebel and finishing his medical thesis at the Institute of Neuropathology in Mainz, Germany in 1993.

He started his career in neurology at the University Hospitals Mainz, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, Germany, in 1993, where he was trained in general neurology, intensive care neurology, psychiatry, and clinical neurophysiology. After spending a year in Thomas Jentsch’s laboratory at the Institute of Neuropathophysiology in Hamburg, he was nominated as fulltime senior neurologist in 2001 at the Friedrich-Baur-Institute, Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Additionally in 2016 he received his diploma in palliative medicine. He received his post-graduate degree (Habilitation) from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 2004.

He is currently senior consultant neurologist and co-chair of the Friedrich-Baur- Institute, the major national referral centre for rare neuromuscular diseases in Germany. Dr Schoser’s clinical and research interests are in the field of multisystemic neuromuscular diseases and metabolic and myotonic myopathies.

He has authored and co-authored more than 225 articles in peer reviewed journals and contributed more than 25 chapters to books on neurology and muscle pathology, mainly in the field of diagnostic features and translational therapeutic trials in myotonic dystrophies, myasthenic syndromes, inflammatory myopathies, and metabolic myopathies.

He serves as member of the Editorial Board of Neuromuscular Disorders, Journal of Neuromuscular diseases, and Jounal of Rhematology and was the past chair of the Scientific Board of Neuromuscular Centers (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke e.V.) in Germany till February 2017. Dr Schoser is co-founder and chair of the European Pompe consortium (EPOC). Since June 2016 he served as co-chair of the Scientific Muscle and Neuromuscular panel of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
In 2018 I became fellow of the European Academy of Neurology (FEAN)