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Prof. Dr.
Josef Zentner

Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-50060


  • 1978-1979 Department of Neuropathology, University of Tübingen
  • 1979-1980 Department of Neurology, University of Frankfurt
  • 1990 Fellowship USA/Kanada
  • 1991-1997 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bonn
  • Since 1997 Full Professor (C4) and Medical Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsies
  • Intraoperative Neurophysiological Mapping and Monitoring
  • Surgical Treatment of Tumors in Areas of High Functionality

Selected publications

  • Schmeiser B, Wagner K, Schulze-Bonhage A, Mader I, Steinhoff B, Wendling AS, Prinz M, Scheiwe C, Weyerbrock A, Zentner J. Surgical Treatment of Mesiotemporal Lobe Epilepsy: Which Approach is Favorable, Neurosurgery. 2017; 80(3):454-464.
  • Plachta DT, Gierthmuehlen M, Cota O, Espinosa N, Boeser F, Herrera TC, Stieglitz T, Zentner J.Blood pressure control with selective vagal nerve stimulation and minimal side effects. Journal of Engineering, 2014; 11(3):036011.
  • Schulze-Bonhage A, Zentner J. The preoperative investigation and surgical treatment of epilepsy. Deutsches Ärzteblatt. 2014; 111:313-9.
  • Fauser S, Schulze-Bonhage A, Honegger J, Carmona H, Huppertz HJ, Pantazis G, Rona S, Bast T, Strobl K, Steinhoff BJ, Korinthenberg R, Rating D, Volk B, Zentner J. Focal cortical dysplasias: surgical outcome in 67 patients in relation to histological subtypes and dual pathology. Brain. 2004; 127:2406-18.
  • Bredel M, Zentner J. Brain-tumor drug resistance: the bare essentials. Lancet Oncol 2002; 3(7):397-406.