Bertil Rydenhag



Professor of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska Academy and University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Bertil Rydenhag is professor of neurosurgery, especially epilepsy surgery, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and senior consultant in neurosurgery at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg Sweden. He has a background in experimental neuroscience with a thesis in 1985 on thalamocortical connections regarding pain. He trained one year in clinical neurophysiology (1988) before he started his training in neurosurgery in Gothenburg. From 1992 he was part of the team creating a modern neurointensive care unit (NICU) in Gothenburg where new basic principles regarding neurointensive care for severe head trauma were implemented. He was recruited to the newly started epilepsy surgery program in Gothenburg in 1990 (children and adults) and has implemented and updated investigational and surgical techniques in epilepsy surgery in Gothenburg over the years. He implemented the method of SEEG at Sahlgrenska 2013. His close collaboration with Professor Kristina Malmgren, who is responsible for the adult epilepsy surgery program in Gothenburg has been fundamental for the continuous teamwork within epilepsy surgery in Gothenburg and for the longitudinal outcome research based on the Swedish National Epilepsy Surgery Register. The epilepsy team in Gothenburg is the Swedish partner of EpiCARE, the European reference network on rare and complex epilepsies. Bertil Rydenhag chaired the ILAE Commission on Surgical Therapies (2013-2017), and now ex officio.

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