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Jean Schoenen

Jean Schoenen

Institution: CHR Citadelle, Liege
Country: Belgium


Jean Schoenen, MD, PhD, gained his medical degree in 1972 from Liège University. For 2 years he was years an International Fogarty Fellow in the Departments of Neurology and Neuropathology of the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School where he obtained certificates in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuropathology. He has been a board-certified neurologist since 1979 and holds doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from Liège University. He was Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research-Belgium and Clinical Professor in Neurology before taking over Full Professorship at Liège University in 1998. He is acting chairman of the Department of Biomedical and Preclinical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine - Ulg.

Jean Schoenen's Research has focused on headache and spinal cord anatomy and pathology. He is leading the Headache & Neuronal Regeneration Research Unit and Headache Clinic at Liège University. He has authored 869 publications among which 388 peer-reviewed articles (H index: 54 after 1996), 87 book chapters and four books. He is Associate Editor of Cephalalgia and Editor-in-chief of Acta Neurologica Belgica. He is a former President of the International Headache Society and of the Belgian Neurological Society. He is founding past president of the Belgian Brain Council.