Prof. Amir Samii, MD

Prof. Dr. med. Amir Samii was born in 1970 in Mainz, Germany.

He has graduated from Hannover Medical School in 1995 and received his neurosurgical and neuroscience training at the Department of Neurosurgery at Charité – Humboldt University at Berlin, at the Brain Research Institute and Division of Neurosurgery at the University of California Los Angeles and at the Department of Neurosurgery at Nordstadt Hospital Hannover.


After his full board certification as neurosurgeon he joined his father, Prof. Madjid Samii, at the International Neuroscience Institute – Hannover in 2003. He was nominated as Vice President and Deputy Medical Director of the International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover in 2008.

Presently he serves as Vice President of the China International Neuroscience Institute in Beijing, Head of the “Intraoperative Mapping and Visualization of the Human Brain” Program of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology-Magdeburg and as Professor of Neurosurgery at Hannover Medical School where he received the Venia Legendi for Experimental Neurosurgery and became Privatdozent (Associate Professor) already at the age of 31.


Prof. Samii has published more than 150 peer reviewed scientific papers, numerous book chapters and he has editorial functions in several important neurosurgical journals. He is a fellow of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, received the Honorary Membership from several international neurosurgical societies and is Honorary Professor of the renowned Burdenko Institute in Moscow. He has served as invited speaker in scientific conferences and educational courses all over the world and made more than 250 presentations in the last 15 years. Prof. Samii has been Visiting Professor at numerous international universities.


The early scientific work of Prof. Samii was dedicated to the field of experimental traumatic brain injury. For the last 25 years he has focused his work on the surgical integration and scientific evaluation of image-guided surgery and intraoperative visualization. In these two and a half decades with several thousands of surgeries he has specialized in complex skull base surgery, in neuro-oncological surgery and minimal-invasive and complex spine surgery. Prof. Samii’s clinical and scientific contributions extended moreover into the field of hearing restoration with neurobionic implants (auditory midbrain and auditory nerve implants). In an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional effort he has received significant funding with national and international grants.



Birth Date 1970
Birth Place Mainz, Germany



1989 Abitur, Hannover, Germany


1995 MD, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (Hannover Medical School), Germany


1996-2003 Residency in Neurosurgery


1/96-6/97 Department of Neurosurgery, Charité – Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
7/97-7/99 Brain Research Institute and Division of Neurosurgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
9/99-3/03 Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Hannover, Germany



4/2003 Full board certification in neurosurgery with national license
Ärztekammer Niedersachsen, Hannover, Germany
(Medical Association of Lower Saxony)



since 7/2014 Head
Intraoperative Mapping and Visualization of the Human Brain-Program,
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany


since 4/2009 Professor of Neurosurgery
Hannover Medical School, Germany


since 1/2008 Co-Director
Clinical Neuroscience Lab (CNS-LAB)
International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover, Germany


5/2005-3/2009 Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Hannover Medical School, Germany


6/2002 Appointment as Examiner for the Medical Licence
by the State of Lower Saxony, Germany


4/2002 Habilitation (professorial thesis) in Experimental Neurosurgery
at Hannover Medical School receiving the venia legendi and
the academic title of Privatdozent


2/1996 Defense of Dissertation receiving the academic degree of
Dr. med. (doctor medicinae) at Hannover Medical School


since 09/2019 Vice President
China-INI, XuanWu Hospital, Capital Medical University,
Beijing, China


since 1/2008 Vice-President and Deputy Medical Director
International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover, Germany


since 2/2008 Residency Program Director for Neurosurgery
(Licensed by the Medical Association of Lower Saxony)
International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover, Germany


since 7/2007 Co-Director
Image Guided Surgery and Intraoperative MRI Center
International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover, Germany


5/2005 – 7/2014 Vice-Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
International Neuroscience Institute-Hannover, Germany


5/2003 – 4/2005 Attending Neurosurgeon (Oberarzt)
International Neuroscience Institute (INI) Hannover, Germany


since 01/2018 Member of the Hospital Management Committee of
Shenzhen Samii Medical Center, Shenzhen, China


since 09/2017 Member of the Administrative Council (Treasurer)
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


since 09/2017 Chairman of the Finance Committee
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


since 09/2017 Member of the Executive Board
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies – Foundation


since 2015 Member of the Board of Trustees


since 2013 Member of the Board of Trustees
International Neurobionics Foundation, Hannover, Germany


since 11/2011 CEO and Co-Founder
IIMS – International Innovative Medical Solutions GmbH


09/2013 – 8/2017 Member of the Administrative Council (Asst. Treasurer)
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


01/2007 – 9/2013 Chairman
“Neurosurgical Technology Committee”
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


9/2009 – 8/2017 Member of the “Education and Training Committee”
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


9/2009 – 9/2013 Member of the “Neuroendoscopy Committee”
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)



German Society for Neurosurgery
(Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie)

German Skull Base Society
(Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie)

Professional Association of German Neurosurgeons
(Berufsverband Deutscher Neurochirurgen)

German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery – Founding Member
(Deutsche Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie, CURAC)

Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica – EMN

European Association of Neurossurgery (EANS)


2015 – present Deputy Editor, International Neuroscience Journal
2015 – present International Advisory Board, Indian Journal of Neurosurgery
2015 – present Editorial Board, Iranian Journal of Neurosurgery
2014 – present Editorial Board, Archives of Neuroscience
2013 – present Section Editor, World Neurosurgery
2011 – present Advisory Board, Neurosurgical Review
Ad hoc reviewer Numerous journals



07/2017 Honorary Member of the Italian Neurosurgical Society
11/2016 Honorary Membership for Croatian Society for cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery
10/2015 Honorary Member of the Serbian Society of Neurosurgery
07/ 2014 LIN-Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
10/2013 Honorary Member of the Southeast European Neurosurgical Society
12/2013 Honorary Professor, Burdenko Institute, Moscow, Russia
01/2013 Invited Member of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association
01/2013 Honorary Member of the Chinese Congress of Neurological Surgeons
2012 Top Abstract Award of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies
6th International Congress of Skull Base Societies
2006 David Mendelow Price
“GLP-1 secreting mesenchymal alginate-encapsulated stem cells
for neuroprotection after traumatic brain damage” (senior author)
Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica
11th EMN Congress, 16.-18.03.2006, Warsaw, Poland
2005 European Skull Base Society Award
7th European Skull Base Congress (senior author)
1999 Young Researcher Award
Brain ’99 – Society of cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
XIXth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 13-17, 1999


Prof. Amir Samii, MD

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