Prof. Ringelstein, Neurologist and psychiatrist, was Head and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Münster in Germany. The department ran approx. 80 beds and a neurological intensive care unit and a stroke unit as well. Further subdivisions covered neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders epileptic seizures and
other paroxysmal fits, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and related disorders, as well as dementia
and cognitive impairment.
Prof. Ringelstein was very active in academic teaching and was awarded for these efforts several times. Prof. Ringelstein, is trained in epileptology, neuroradiology, neurogeriatrics,
electroencephalography, electromyography, evoked potentials, and neurovascular and neuromuscular ultrasound. In 1992 he received the Hugo Spatz Price of the German Neurological Society 1992 for his research on cerebrovascular disease. Prof. Ringelstein was or still is an active member of the editorial boards of scientific journals like Stroke, European Neurology, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Journal of Neuroimaging. He serves as a Reviewer for well-known journals like Stroke, Brain, Neurology, Annals of Neurology, and others. Prof. Ringelstein war trained in Mainz University, Aachen Medical Faculty and Bonn University Hospital. In 1987 he worked as a Research Fellow at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA, USA.