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Armin Curt
Prof. Dr. med., FRCPC

Armin Curt

Chief and Director Spinal Cord Injury Centre
Deputy Medical Director
German, English

Academic position

Full Professor, Ordinarius for Paraplegiology, University of Zurich


Clinical Neurophysiology

Honors and awards

  • 2013 Sir Ludwig Guttmann Lecture 2013 at ISCoS, Istanbul/TR
  • 2012 IRP Schellenberg Prize
  • 2011 Sir Ludwig Guttmann award 2011 of the German Speaking Society of Paraplegia (DMGP)
  • 2009 Board of Directors of the Solutions Network in Spinal Cord Injury (SNSCI) of the Government of Canada
  • 2008 Professional Award Division of Neurology / Department of Medicine, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2006 Award of the American Cervical Spine Research Society

Academic career

  • 2009 Professor for Paraplegiology University of Zurich
  • 2005 Associate Professor in Neurology and SCI Research University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2005 Titularprofessor for Neurorehabilitation University of Zurich
  • 1999 Venia Legendi for Neurorehabilitation University of Zurich
  • 1987 Medical Thesis, University of Cologne, D
  • 1984 Study Visit at the John Hopkins University, USA
  • 1982 Study Visit at the Government Hospital, Tel Aviv, IL
  • 1979-1986 Degree in Medicine, University of Cologne, D


  • 2005 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Neurology (FRCPC)
  • 1993-2005 Paraplegiology University of Zurich
  • 1992 Psychiatry Klinik Rheinau
  • 1987-1991 Neurology University of Cologne


  • SGKN: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie
  • DMGP: Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Paraplegie
  • DGN: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie
  • EFNS: European Federation of Neurological Societies
  • SNRG: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neurorehabilitation
  • The Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • ASIA: American Spinal Injury Association
  • International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)

Disclosure of outside professional activities and interests

  • Since September 2016 Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Research in Paraplegia (IRP), Geneva, Switzerland, Functions: Advisory board, Member
  • Since September 2016 Wings for Life. Salburg, Austria, Functions: Advisory board, Member
  • Since September 2016 Theodor und Ida Herzog Egli Stiftung, Zurich, Switzerland, Functions: Board of trustees, Member

Scientific projects

  • Swiss National Science Foundation: Improving locomotor functions in spinal cord injured patients
  • National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Neural Repair and Plasticity Universität Zürich: Assessment of spinaothalamic nerve fibres in SCI
  • International Institute for Research in Paraplegia (IFP Zürich): Establishing a multi-centre basis for future therapeutic interventions in human SCI
  • International Spinal Research Trust (ISRT London, UK): Functional and neuronal recovery in incomplete SCI: interproject between the ISRT and European Multicenter SCI Project
  • Cervical Spinal Research Society (USA): New Imaging and Diagnostic Modalities: A new technique of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for the Assessment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • BC Neurotrauma Fund Canada: Assessment of hand function in tetraplegic patients “GRASSP”
  • Rick Hansen Foundation (Canada): Chair of the SCI Rehabilitation Practice Network

Reviewer and editorial board activities

Reviewer for the following journals

  • J Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry, Spinal Cord, Clinical Neurophysiology, Spine, Neurology, Brain, Human Brain Mapping, Arch Phys Med Rehab, Lancet, Journal Spinal Cord Medicine, Neurological Research, Can J. Neurological Sciences

Scientific Consultant

  • CHIR (Canada), Wings for Life (Austria), ISRT (UK), CDRF (US), Craig H Neilson Foundation (US)

Editorial Board

  • Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (NNR)
  • Case Reports in Medicine


Administrative office
Gabriela Schellenberg

+41 44 386 39 01
+41 44 386 39 09

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