Professor Andreas Raabe went to medical school in Jena and Dresden and received the highest grades in his graduating class, for which he was awarded the “Academy Prize”. He trained in Neurosurgery from 1990 to 1996 in Chemnitz, during which time he also received a visiting resident grant at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and performed clinical observerships in Mainz, Würzburg, Cambridge, Zürich and Copenhagen. He passed the European Board Examination and the national board examination in Neurosurgery in 1996.
After receiving a German Research Foundation grant he went to Cambridge, England and returned to the University of Leipzig in 1997, where he was an associate professor in the group of Prof. Volker Seifert. In 1999 he was appointed vice chairman at the University of Frankfurt/Main. He was awarded the “Wilhelm-Tönnis” grant of the German Society of Neurosurgery for a clinical observership at the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, USA.
In subsequent years Prof. Raabe regularly visited the BNI and several renowned university departments around the world to expand his knowledge in tumor-, vascular- and skull base microsurgery.
Prof. Raabe became Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland in 2008.
His main scientific focus is the development of innovative techniques for protection of brain structures and function during surgery. He introduced indocyanine green videoangiography into neurosurgery which become a routine tool in aneurysm surgery and refined brain mapping techniqes by developing a continuous brain stimulation technique for surgery adjacent to motor structures.
His main clinical focus is microsurgery of tumors, aneurysms, vascular malformations and spinal degenerative diseases.
Prof. Raabe has published more than 200 original scientific papers, review articles or technical notes and is author of several book chapters.
Andreas Raabe is married and has a 15-year old son and a 20-year old daughter.
Raabe A, Beck J, Schucht P, Seidel K. Continuous dynamic mapping of the corticospinal tract during surgery of motor eloquent brain tumors: evaluation of a new method. J Neurosurg. 2014 May;120(5):1015-24
Seidel K, Beck J, Stieglitz L, Schucht P, Raabe A. The warning-sign hierarchy between quantitative subcortical motor mapping and continuous motor evoked potential monitoring during resection of supratentorial brain tumors. J Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;118(2):287-96
Schucht P, Beck J, Abu-Isa J, Andereggen L, Murek M, Seidel K, Stieglitz L, Raabe A. Gross total resection rates in contemporary glioblastoma surgery: results of an institutional protocol combining 5-aminolevulinic acid intraoperative fluorescence imaging and brain mapping. Neurosurgery. 2012 Nov;71(5):927-35; discussion 935-6