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Eugen Trinka

Eugen Trinka


Academic History

Eugen Trinka is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, where he also serves as Vice Dean for clinical affairs.

Prof. Trinka received his MD from the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, and trained at the General Hospital and Christian Doppler Clinic in Salzburg, Austria. Prof. Trinka went on to complete a research fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal, Canada. Subsequently, he worked as an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, and was later appointed as Head of the Epilepsy Service in the Department of Neurology. In parallel, Prof. Trinka received an MSc in Public Health Sciences and Technology from the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Tirol, Austria.

In addition, Prof. Trinka is President Elect of the Austrian Society of Neurology and was the former President of the Austrian Chapter of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE), where he remains an active member of several task forces.

Speaking on the pathophysiology and treatment of epilepsy

Prof. Trinka has a long-standing interest in the epidemiology, prognosis, pathophysiology, and surgery of epilepsy. His research also includes clinical neurophysiology, functional neuroimaging, and public health. As an investigator, Prof. Trinka has been actively involved in clinical trials for epilepsy, as well as other neurological disorders. Prof. Trinka has dedicated his career to improving the management and treatment of patients with epilepsy, as well as furthering our understanding of epilepsy pathophysiology. He has made substantial contributions to epilepsy research, with over 400 scientific publications which have been recognized through several academic honors and awards.