PD Dr. med. Ralf A. Kockro

PD Dr. med. Ralf A. Kockro

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Doctor's profile

  • Core Competencies

    • Surgery for tumors of the brain and spinal cord safeguarded by intraoperative MRI, CT and ultrasound, electrophysiological monitoring, tissue fluorescence and 3D navigation systems
    • Neurovascular surgery including aneurysms and vascular malformations utilizing intraoperative angiography and ICG fluorescence
    • Microvascular decompression of cranial nerves
    • Endoscope-assisted transnasal surgery of the pituitary gland and skull base
    • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow diversion procedures for the treatment of hydrocephalus, including shunt operations and endoscopic third ventriculostomy
    • Surgery for traumatic brain and skull injury
    • Microsurgery for lumbar and cervical disc herniations and degenerative spine disease
    • Severe head injury and reconstructive neurosurgery
    • Planning of complex operations in a Virtual Reality simulation environment

  • Professional Career
    2012 - 2014
    Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Klinik Hirslanden, Switzerland
    2009 - 2012
    Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
    2008 - 2009
    Associate Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Mainz, Germany
    - 2007
    Associate Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, The Royal London Hospital, London, UK
    - 2006
    Resident Neurosurgeon, Departement of Neurosurgery, Mainz, Germany
    German Medical Specialist Board Certification for Neurosurgery
    1999 - 2009
    Chief Medical Advisor, Bracco Advanced Medical Technologies
    1999 - 2005
    Resident Neurosurgeon, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore
    - 1999
    Co-founder of Volume Interactions Ptd. Ltd.
    1997 - 1999
    Research Fellow, Virtual Reality Imaging Laboratory, National University of Singapore
    1995 - 1996
    Junior resident, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg
  • Education
    1987 - 1994
    University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Further Information

    Academic Activities


    Scientific reviewer of the journals: Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Review, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Central European Neurosurgery
    Member of the Editorial Board of ISRN Endoscopy
    Senior Lecturer at the University of Zurich
    Senior Lecturer at the University of Mainz, Germany
    Development of Virtual Reality technology for patient specific neurosurgical planning and simulation

  • Foreign Languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
  • Publications

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PD Dr. med. Ralf A. Kockro
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Praxis PD Dr. med. Ralf A. Kockro
Witellikerstrasse 40
8032 Zürich
Schweiz
T +41 44 387 21 30
F +41 44 387 21 31
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Klinik Hirslanden

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