Clinic for Neurosurgery
Prof. Dr. Lumenta has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the INI – International Neuroscience Institute® in Hanover since June 2018. He completed his medical studies in 1976 at the University of Bonn, Germany, with the state examination and holds a medical doctorate of the same University. Prof. Dr. Lumenta continued his residency programme as a specialist in Neurosurgery via the wards in Duisburg and Düsseldorf, as well as in the Department of Neurology at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Köln-Merheim, Germany. Prof. Dr. Lumenta received the board certification in 1983 by the Ärztekammer Nordrhein. He was habilitated in 1985 at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany, appointed as temporary C2-Professor for neurosurgery in 1986 and as Associate Professor in 1992. In 1986 Prof. Dr. Lumenta received a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital and Brigham’s Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
In September 1992 Prof. Dr. Lumenta was appointed as Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Bogenhausen Hospital of the City of Munich (academic teaching hospital of the Technical University of Munich). In 1994 he was appointed Extraordinarius / Full- Professor. Since December 2011 Prof. Dr. Lumenta chaired the Department of Neurosurgery of Städtisches Klinikum München and since April 2016 all Neurosurgery Departments of the same hospital. From 2000 to 2005, Prof. Dr. Lumenta was Deputy Medical Director of Städtisches Klinikum München. He also acted as spokesman of the Centre of Surgery for many years. Prof. Dr. Lumenta retired from his functions at Städtisches Klinikum München in May 2018.
Prof. Dr. Lumenta is significantly involved in the national as well as international development of modern neurosurgery, especially in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, in clip technology in aneurysm surgery and in various dynamic and rigid fusion procedures in spine surgery. His focus is therefore on oncological and vascular neurosurgery as well as on complex spine surgery. Due to his recognized scientific work, Prof. Dr. med. Lumenta is often invited as speaker at numerous international scientific symposiums. He also conducted numerous international training courses of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS) mainly in the section skull base surgery. In total, he has given more than 350 lectures worldwide. Prof. Dr. Lumenta has published 99 original works and 35 book contributions, as well as five published books. His H-index is 22 (Google Scholar) with 1389 citations.
Prof. Dr. Lumenta is a member of 12 scientific societies, among others: German Society for Neurosurgery, German Academy of Neurosurgery (formerly Treasurer later President), American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Academia Eurosiana Neurochirurgica (board member).
Prof. Dr. Lumenta is also active as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Isarklinikum in Munich.