Armin Curt

University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland

Since 2009 Armin Curt is a Full Professor for Paraplegiology and Medical Director at the Balgrist University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. After receiving the Medical Degree at the University of Cologne, Germany, and full training in neurology and clinical neurophysiology he started his specialization in Spinal Cord Injury care and rehabilitation at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

From 2005 – 2008 he was an Associate Professor in Neurology and SCI Research at the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada. In 2013 he gave the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Lecture. He is holder of numerous national and international grants and Principal Investigator of the Horizon 2020 project “NISCI – Antibodies against Nogo-A to enhance regeneration and functional recovery after SCI”. His research interests are translational research in human SCI, neuro-rehabilitation, clinical neurophysiology and neuro-imaging in human SCI. He is founder and chair of the largest European SCI Clinical network ( established in 2004 and involved in early translational clinical trials. The network focuses on clinical recovery profiles and is establishing prediction models to inform the setup of interventional clinical trials and provide outcome thresholds of clinically meaningful neurological and functional assessments.

Dr Curt is scientific advisor and board member of national and international SCI foundations seeking to support preclinical research and fostering the translational path for the development of novel treatment strategies for patients suffering from acute and chronic spinal cord injury.