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Dr. Pierre Pollak

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Head of Neurology

University Hospital Geneva

Employment History

  • Professor
    Joseph Fourier University
  • Investigator
    Joseph Fourier University
  • Full Professor of Neurology
    Joseph Fourier University
  • Member, Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology
    University of Grenoble
  • Professor
    University of Grenoble
  • Investigator
    University Hospital of Grenoble
  • Head
    Neurological Departement of Neurology


  • Medical Degree , Neurology
    University of Grenoble
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Web References
Professors Benabid and Pollak ..., 16 Mar 2012 [cached]
Professors Benabid and Pollak performed their first DBS implant for tremor at the University of Grenoble in January 1986.
"It is amazing to think how far we have come since the first experimental implant of deep brain stimulation for a movement disorder in the 1980s to today where the therapy is now approved for conditions such as epilepsy and treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)," said Professor Pierre Pollak, Head of Neurology at the University Hospital Geneva.
Anthony H.V. Schapira & Pierre ... [cached]
Anthony H.V. Schapira & Pierre Pollak
Anthony H.V. Schapira & Pierre Pollak
Professor Pierre Pollak, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France
Award winning publication:
News, 14 Oct 1998 [cached]
Lead investigator Dr. Pierre Pollak of Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble and the University Hospital of Grenoble in France also presented the new data at the 5th International Congress of Movement Disorders in New York.
However, both were in early stages of dementia at the time of surgery, Pollak said, but he acknowledged that there was a "speeding of decline associated with surgery.
European Brain Council - EBPF Speaker Profile, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Pierre Pollak
Professor Pierre Pollak
Pierre Pollak was born in 1950. He received his Medical Degree specializing in Neurology from the University of Grenoble in 1978, and obtained further qualifications from the Universities of Lyon and Paris. Additional training was done in Paris working with Professors Agid.
Pierre Pollak was appointed Full Professor of Neurology at the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble in 1992. He has been Head of the Neurological Departement of Neurology. He is currently chair of the Regional Teaching Program for Neurology and is responsible for the Movement Disorders Unit in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital of Grenoble.
Since 1988, he directs his own research group "Clinical Investigations" within the "Preclinical Neurosciences" laboratory of both the Inserm (the French Agency for Medical Research) and the University of Grenoble. His scientific work has focused on the pathophysiology and experimental therpeutics of movement disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease.
Pierre Pollak wrote more than 250 scientific articles in the field of movement disorders and Parkinson's disease. He is the author of a book dedicated to Parkinson patients and their families "La maladie de Parkinson" (Odile Jacob, Paris, 1993, 2000, 2004). He received the Annemarie Opprecht Foundation Award from the Swiss Parkinson's Disease Association, the German Neurological Society Price from the Dr Dingebauer Foundation and the Grand Price Fran├žois Lhermitte from the Medical Research Foundation of the French Academy of Science.
Chronic stimulation of sub-cortical ... [cached]
Chronic stimulation of sub-cortical structures was first used in the early 1950s, but the modern form of DBS, developed in 1987, can be attributed to Alim-Louis Benabid and Pierre Pollak of the University of Grenoble's department of neurosurgery and neurology in France.
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