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Prof. Dr. Krassen Nedeltchev


Chair of AIRS, Europe
Department of Neurology
Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Tellstrasse, 5001 Aarau



May 2011

Titular professorship at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Mar 2007

Venia docendi in Neurology, University of Bern, Switzerland

May 2002

Doctoral thesis, University of Bern, Switzerland

Title: "Outcome of patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale"

June 1999

Medical Doctor, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Title: Functional investigations of the cerebral blood flow in uncomplicated hypertension

May 1995

Board certification in Neurology, Sofia, Bulgaria

Oct 1991

Doctoral Diploma, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

Graduation with summa cum laude

1985 - 1991

Medical studies, University of Varna, Bulgaria

Former Position and Currend Position

2012 - present

Director of Clinic of Neurology, Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland

2008 - 2012

Head of Clinic of Neurology, Triemli Hospital, Zurich

2005 - 2008

Attending physician, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, Switzerland

2003 - 2005

Resident, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

1995 - 1999

Attending physician, University Hospital “St. Marina”, Varna, Bulgaria

Department of Neurology

1992 - 1995

Resident, University Hospital “St. Marina”, Varna, Bulgaria

Department of Neurology

1991 - 1992

Internship, Community Hospital of Nowi Pazar, Bulgaria

Department of Internal Medicine

Institutional Responbilities

Director of Clinic of Neurology; Chairman Stroke Center Aarau; Director of Postgraduate Program in Clinical Neurology

Current Approved Research Projects

The International PFO Consortium: The Extension; Biomarker Signature in Wake-Up Stroke (BRUTUS); Assessment of functional connectivity using low-density EEG in patients with focal epilepsy; TYSabri ImPROvement Study (PROTYS)

Teaching Activities

Founder and Chairman of the Swiss Neurology Webinars; Director of the Swiss Academy of Neuroimmunology; Tutor Clinical Skills Training at the Unversity of Bern

Occupation in Panels, Boards and Individual Scientific Expert Activities

  • Principal Investigator and Co-Founder of the International PFO Consortium
  • Reviewer: Stroke, Circulation, Neurology, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Stroke News, European Journal of Neurology, BMJ

Active Member of Scientific Societies

  • Fellow member, European Stroke Organisation
  • Vice-President, Swiss Stroke Society
  • Member, Swiss Neurological Society
  • Member, Swiss Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Member, Swiss Atherosclerosis (AGLA)
  • Fellow member, European Society of Cardiology

Organisation of Conferences


First European PFO Summit, Zurich, Switzerland


Second European PFO Summit, Zurich, Switzerland


Third European PFO Summit, Zurich, Switzerland

Awards Felloships


Fellow of the European Stroke Organisation (FESO)


Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)


Research Award 2004 of the Swiss Heart Foundation for clinical research into thrombolysis for treatment of stroke. Nedeltchev K, Arnold M


Swiss Society of Hypertension Grant-in-Aid 2004 for the research project entitled "Association between early blood pressure changes after acute ischemic stroke and clinical functional outcome." Arnold M, Nedeltchev K, Mattle H


Poster Award European Congress of Radiology, Wien, 10.3.2003. Nedeltchev K, Arnold M, Brekenfeld C, Isenegger J, Remonda L, Schroth G, Mattle HP. Pre- and in-hospital delays from stroke onset to intra-arterial thrombolysis

1999 - 2003

Research fellowship in Neurology, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, Switzerland



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