Dr Schramm graduated from the University of Heidelberg. He trained in neurosurgery in Freie Universität Berlin. Nürnberg-Erlangen where in 1983 he became Associated Professor working alongside Prof Rudolf Fahlbusch. In 1989 he moved to Bonn to become Professor and the Head of the Department. While at the University of Bonn he developed major clinical practice and research programme related mainly to epilepsy, intrinsic brain tumours, vascular and spinal surgery. Prof Schramm’s research projects range from basic understanding of pathogenesis of epilepsy to innovative surgical techniques. He widely published a papers on surgical treatment of tumours and non-neoplastic lesion as well as epilepsy in virtually any area of brain.
Professor Schramm has been bestowed leadership roles in the German, European and world neurosurgery. Between 2001 and 2003, he served as the President of the German Academy of Neurosurgery and the Vice-President of the German Society of Neurosurgery. In 2007 Professor Schramm became the President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and in 2009 the second Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).
Professor Schramm was chief editor of the Zentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie and co-editor of Advances and Technical Standards of Neurosurgery. He has served on editorial and advisory boards of numerous journals. He co-authored over 400 papers and written numerous book chapters. Professor Schramm has been served as a visiting professor on numerous learning institutions around the world. Professor Schramm has retired as Chairman last year leaving the Department of Neurosurgery at the University in Bonn as a centre of excellence, both clinically and academically.
Written by Thomas Santarius