Gralla, Jan

Jan Gralla graduated for medical school at the University of Gottingen/Germany with an MD thesis in 1999. His clinical training began in neurosurgery with a focus on neurovascular diseases at the University of Erlangen/Germany. Following his growing interest in the minimal invasive treatment of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, he started a fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Bern/Switzerland in 2002.

Being exposed to the clinical and scientific work of this large stroke center, he extended his scientific and clinical field to the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, especially the possibilities of mechanical thrombectomy. During his training, he worked from 2006 to 2007 at the University of Oxford/UK and graduated in Master of Science for Endovascular Neurosurgery.

He has been involved in preclinical clinical studies, as the instigator or member of the steering committee and was the global principle investigator of the STAR study, evaluating the clinical use of the Solitaire thrombectomy device for acute ischemic stroke treatment. Since several years he is an active member of the Swiss Society of Neuroradiology, European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) and European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).  In this function, he is involved in the education of young physicians and is the local organizer of the ESO-ESNR-ESMINT Interdisciplinary Stroke Winter School in Bern and a member of the Stroke Task Force. If he is not working, he is spending the time with his wife and two children or goes cycling.

Actual as of December 2013