Congress Chair



PROF. DIMITRIOS KARUSSIS, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Neurology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 7-8-1962. He graduated from Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Medical school in 1986 with excellency. Since 1988 he moved and lives in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed at Hadassah his Neurology specialization and his PhD degree. Since 2007 he is the Chairman of the Neuroimmunology Unit and MS Center at Hadassah and the MS/EAE neuroimmunology laboratory. Prof. Karussis has published more than 120 peer reviewed scientific papers, mostly in the field of neuroimmunology and stem cells. He has delivered more than 150 invited plenary lectures and served as chairman in tens of European and world congresses in the field of Neuroimmunology. He serves as ad-hoc reviewer and as member of the editorial board in many major journals. He has been for 6 years a member of the Executive Committee of the ECTRIMS. Prof. Karussis has pioneered the studies with Linomide and with bone marrow and mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in MS. He is considered one of the world experts in the field of clinical applications of stem cells in neurological diseases. In 2013 he received the academic degree of Professor of Neurology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2010, Prof Karussis is the elected President of the Israeli Neuroimmunological society and has organized several International meetings in this field. He has hosted and was President of the International Neuroimmunological meeting in 2016 in Jerusalem.