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Carl Moritz Zipser, M. A.
PD Dr. med.

Carl Moritz Zipser, M. A.

Consultant Neurology
Consultant Neurology
German, English, French

Academic position

Private lecturer, Venia Legendi for Neurology

Honors and awards

2021–2022 2 x «Paper of the Month», Balgrist University Hospital
2019 1st poster prize, American Delirium Society, Boston


2023 Eurospine Basic Diploma
2020 Specialist in neurology
  • Fellow of European Board of Neurology (FEBN)
  • Certificate of proficiency ENMG (DGKN/SGKN)
  • EP-Zertifikat (DGKN)
  • Ultrasound certificate (DGKN)
  • Additional title medical appraisal (DGNB)
  • GCP 1–3 (UZH)

University degree

2023 Fernuniversität in Hagen, Master of Arts Philosophie
2013 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Approbation medicine


2020–2023 Master's program in Philosophy in the European Context, Fernuniversität in Hagen
2007–2014 Human medicine and philosophy, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Stays abroad in Lyon, Paris, New York City


2018–2020 Balgrist University Hospital , Neurology (Prof. A. Curt)
2017–2018 University Hospital Zürich, Consultant Psychiatry (Prof. R. von Känel)
2014–2017 Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Neurology (Prof. U. Ziemann)


2023 AO Spine Short-term fellowship, BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main


  • Schweizer Paraplegiker-Stiftung
  • IRP – International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia
  • AO Spine Research Start-up Grant
  • Balgrist foundation

Grants and stipends

  • Fazit-Stiftung: PhD grant
  • Erasmus grant
  • DGKN travel grant


  • AO Spine
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie und Funktionelle Bildgebung (DGKN)
  • Eurospine
  • Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für klinische Neurophysiologie (SGKN)
  • Schweizerische Neurologische Gesellschaft (SGN)
  • Verband Schweizerischer Assistenz- und Oberärztinnen und -ärzte (VSAO)

Scientific projects

  • CSF pressure diagnosis in spinal cord compression Imaging and diagnosis in degenerative cervical myelopathy.
  • Steering committee AO Spine RECODE-DCM / myelopathy.org

Reviewer and editorial board activities

Over 40 completed appraisals. Among others, Spine, Spinal Cord, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, European Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neurotrauma, Journal of Neurophysiology.

Books and chapters

  • Rehabilitation of Acute Spinal Cord Injury (Chapter 345) in Youmans & Winn Neurological Surgery, 8e. Zipser CM and Curt A.
  • Disease specific interventions using cell therapies for spinal cord disease/injury in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Zipser CM and Curt A.
  • Neurophysiology and advanced dynamic assessments in degenerative cervical myelopathy (Chapter 7) in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy, Co-author.


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