Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

David Vodusek

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Dr. David B. Vodušek is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Faculty of Medicine. As of March 1, 2017, he has retired from his position as Medical Director, Division of Neurology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia, which he has held since 1996. Professor Vodusek continues as consultant neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist at the Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology, Division of Neurology, University Medical center Ljubljana. In 2018, he became Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Vodušek was born and raised in Slovenia. He received his medical degree from the University of Ljubljana in 1976, where he subsequently worked as a lecturer in Neurology. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, in 1989, having spent 1month in the Department for Clinical Neurophysiology, Uppsalla, Sweden, and 6 months at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK. In 1982 he obtained the Slovenian Specialist Board certificatition in Neurology. He was appointed as full Professor of Neurology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1997. He has been visiting assistant professor at Baylor College, Houston, Texas, USA (1982-83) and New York University Medical center, NY, USA (1991; 1993). Dr. Vodušek worked as a Consultant in Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait (1986-1987). From 1991 to 1996 Dr. Vodušek was Head of the Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology in Ljubljana. 2004 – 2007 he has been Chair of Neurology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has been active as full professor of neurology till 20217. Between 1996 and 2017 he was Medical Director of the Division of Neurology, University Medical Center Ljubljana.

Dr. Vodušek is a member of the Slovene and German Neurological Association, British Association of Clinical Neurophysiology, and many international societies including the the European Academy of Neurology, the European Federation of Autonomic Societies, and the International Continence Society. Dr. Vodušek is currently member of the Board of the European Academy of Neurology (Chair, Communication Committee). He serves on the Editorial Board of Neurourology and Urodynamics.

During his career, Dr. Vodušek has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and Chapters in international Editions, and has been invited speaker on topics related to neurology, clinical neurophysiology and uroneurology in several international congresses and in university departments across the globe. Recently he co-edited the 130th volume of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series (Neurology of Sexual and Bladder Disorders).

Dr. Vodušek’s research interests include uro-neurology, clinical neurophysiology,  peripheral neurology, and cognitive neurology.