Special areas of expertise: Diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle (incl. ALS/ Motor Neuron Disease), Central Movement Disorders (e.g. Parkinsonian Syndromes and Dystonia) and electrodiagnostic studies.
Prof. Dengler was Director of the Department of Neurology of Hannover Medical School (MHH) until 2015 and is still active in research and in academic committees.
He holds regular consultation hours in the INI outpatient clinic.
Medical studies at LMU Munich and TU Munich. MD thesis on pharmacological treatment of spasticity. Military services at the Bundeswehr Center-Hospital in Koblenz. 1977 Post Doc at the Department of Physiology of the TU Munich involving in experimental research in the field of neuromuscular disorders. In 1978 start of his training in neurology und clinical neurophysiology, thereafter appointment as senior consultant and academic habilitation for neurology (Brainstem Reflexes) in the Department of Neurology of TU Munich. In 1986 sabbatical (DFG- sponsored) at the Physiological Institute of the University of
Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (experiments on the physiology of nerve and muscle in man).
In September 1989 appointment as full Professor of Neurology at the University of Bonn, Germany, and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurology. Head of the lab for clinical neurophysiology und of the section of physiotherapy.
From December 1992 until September 2015 Professor of Neurology at Hannover Medical School and Director of the Department of Neurology. Development of a high-end academic neurological center providing all modern neurodiagnostic und therapeutic options. Installation of several research groups (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Central Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders). Regular student teaching.
Areas of personal research interest are neuromuscular disorders incl. motor neuron disease/ALS, central movement disorders and experimental and clinical neurophysiology. He was Principal Investigator in the DFG-sponsored Cluster of Excellence „Hearing for All“ until 2016. His list of publications comprises more than 300 articles. He is member of the Executive Board of „Clinical Neurophysiology“ (Elsevier) and was on the Editorial Board of „Muscle and Nerve“ (Wiley) until recently. He was Associate Editor of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis“ (Taylor and Francis) until 2012 and Editor in Chief of “Klinische Neurophysiologie” (Thieme) until 2016.
Prof. Dengler is a board certified Neurologist, and Clinical Geriatrist. He holds certificates for Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG) und evoked Potentiales (EP) of the DGKN.
Honours and Awards:
He was awarded the „Richard-Jung-Preis“ of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (DGKN), the „PRIX „THEOPHILE GLUGE“ of the Belgian Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and the “Robert-Schwab-Award” of the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society (ACNS). He is „Foreign Member“ of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and a Honorary Member of the DGKN.
German Society of Neurology (DGN); American Academy of Neurology (AAN); German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (DGKN); American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), German Society of Muscle Disorders (DGM, member of the Executive Committee). International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (member of the Executive Committee).