Professor Klaus Rüdiger Helmut von Wild
von Wild, Klaus Rüediger Helmut was born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He was qualified in neurosurgery and became assistant professor at the Medical Faculty University, Frankfurt, Germany in 1977. During 1982-2002 he was a professor and director of neurosurgery at the Academic Clemens-Hospital, Medical Faculty University Muenster, Germany. He had joined the European SUAW project for computerized walking of paraplegics and assisted Brunelli in his nerve graft bypass procedures during 1998-2001 (Am J Neuroprotec Neuroregen 2013, 5: 1-6). Since his retirement in 2002, he lectures as visiting professor internationally: (1) He was at the BURDENKO Neurosurgical Institute Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia, where he was appointed Professor honoris causa in 2013. (2) He was a consultant and appointed visiting professor for neurosurgery and restoration neurorehabilitation at El AGOUZA Military SCI Rehab. Centre, Cairo from 200l to 2013; in 2008 he was appointed Professor honoris causa for restorative neurosurgery and rehabilitation at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Al Azhar, Cairo, Egypt. (3) He was a continuing lecturer since 2005 on invitation of Prof. Tetsuo Kanno, former Head of Neurosurgery and Vice President of the University at the Medicine I, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan, and then in 2008 after he helped establishing the JSNRNR by Prof. Eiichi Saitoh (1st President JSNRNR , Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine I, and Executive Vice President in Fujita Health University), Dr. von WILD was appointed visiting professor from April 2013 to March 2016. (4) From 2006 to date he is visiting professor at the CRRC-China Rehabilitation Research Center, Beijing, China. During 2001-2014 he served as WFNR Board member and chair of the WFNR Flying Faculty when he helped establishing three SIGs: (a) neurosurgical rehabilitation and restorative neurosurgery, (b) SCI, and (c) music therapy. He is WFNR Honorary Member since 2014. Now his academic focuses are on: (1) early neurorehabilitation after TBI (European J of Trauma 2005, No 4: 344-358); (2) the development of a “QOLIBRI”, a new HRQOL assessment tool for TBI patients (J Neurotrauma. 2010, 27(7): 1157-65&1167-85); (3) music and mind (www.stateofmind.it/eventi/clinical-neuromusicology/3rd International Congress of Clinical Neuromusicology). He has published 14 text books, 18 book chapters, 230 papers in mainly peer reviewed national/international journals, and 2 scientific films. He is editorial board member of national/international journals.