Team

Dr. Caroline Thun-Hohenstein, Neurology Specialist

Dr. Caroline Thun-Hohenstein

focal points

Specialised in the diagnosis and therapy of central movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, atypical Parkinson's syndromes and other neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, therapy planning in the advanced stage of the disease with special attention to methods such as deep brain stimulation and drug pumps.

She is also certified for the treatment of neurological disorders with botulinum toxin. Another focus is the diagnosis and therapy of migraine and other types of headaches.

Investigator of clinical studies on the therapy of Parkinson's syndromes, including the world's first human vaccine against Parkinson's disease.

Curricula vitae

She has been trained at leading institutions in Germany and Austria for over 20 years and has worked for many years in joint practice with Dr. Dieter Volc. She is an expert in the following areas:

  • Movement disorders
    Parkinson's disease
    dystonia
    cerebral circulatory disturbance (microangiopathy)
  • headaches
  • Botulinum toxin treatments
  • memory disorders
    Alzheimer's disease
    Lewy Body disease
    Binswanger's disease

Dr. Dieter Volc, Specialist in Neurology and Psychiatry

Dr. Dieter Volc

focal points

Specialised in the diagnosis and therapy of central movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, atypical Parkinson's syndromes and other neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, therapy planning in the advanced stage of the disease with special attention to methods such as deep brain stimulation and drug pumps.

Scientific work, review articles, book contributions and above all educational publications and lectures on the subject of M. Parkinson, M. Binswanger.

Principal investigator of clinical studies on the therapy of Parkinson's syndromes, including his first vaccination against Parkinson's disease worldwide.

Curricula vitae

Education

  • University of Innsbruck, Dr. med. univ. (1978)
  • Hospital Lainz, resident in the fields of neurology, cardiology, internal medicine
  • Hospital Baumgartner Höhe, resident in Psychiatry (1978–1985)
  • Recognition as specialist for neurology and psychiatry (1985)
  • Senior physician at the Neurological Department of Lainz Hospital and head of the Neurosonology Laboratory. Konsiliarius for Neurology and Psychiatry at the Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna Speising (1982–1995)
  • Senior Physician with Prof. Dr. Walther Birkmayer, the founder of DOPA therapy for Parkinson's disease (1990–1994)

Medical activities and functions

  • Head of the Neurological Department of Confraternitaet (since 1996)
  • Deputy Medical Director of Confraternitaet (since 1996)
  • Head of the Centre for Parkinson's disease at Confraternitaet (since 1999)
  • Office Schottenfeldgasse 45, 1070 Vienna (1990–2015)
  • Managing Director of Prosenex AmbulatoriumbetriebsgesmbH (since 1993)
  • Board Member, Anny Birkmayer Parkinson Foundation (since 1996)
  • Head of the Neurological Department of Confraternitaet (since 1996)
  • Member of the Board, Parkinson Selbsthilfe Österreich-Dachverband (1998–2015)
  • Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Private Clinic Confraternitaet and the Private Clinic Döbling