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Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Westermaier


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Language Spoken: German, English


Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Westermaier is an experienced neurosurgeon and has been Chief Physician at the Helios Amper-Klinikum Dachau since 2020. With over two decades of experience and extensive training, he has made outstanding contributions to neurotraumatology and intensive care medicine. Prof. Westermaier also holds leadership positions in neurosurgical societies.



  • Speaker of the Neurotraumatology and Intensive Care Medicine Section of the German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC) 2015 - 2019
  • Member of the Board of the German Society for NeuroIntensive and Emergency Medicine (DGNI) since 2019


  • 1993 Study of human medicine at the LMU Munich
  • 1995 Preliminary medical examination
  • 1996 - 2000 First, second and third stage of the medical examination
  • 1997 Doctoral dissertation with the topic "Cerebroprotection in temporary focal ischemia - development of alternative forms of therapy and comparison with standard neurosurgical therapy"
  • 2006 Additional qualification in sports medicine
  • 2007 Recognition as a specialist in neurosurgery
  • 2007 Examination of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • 2015 Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2018 Additional qualification in intensive care medicine


  • Aneurysms and angiomas
  • Nerve diseases
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Pain treatment
  • Spinal surgery


  • 2000 Internship at the Neurosurgical Clinic at the Grosshadern Hospital of the LMU Munich
  • 2002 Doctorate at the LMU Munich
  • 2002 Research assistant at the Neurosurgical Clinic of the University Hospital of Würzburg
  • 2010 Appointment as Senior Physician at the Neurosurgical Clinic of the University Hospital of Würzburg
  • 2011 Habilitation on the topic of "Pathophysiology and therapy of secondary damage after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage" at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • 2013 Appointment as Senior Physician
  • 2018 Appointment as Adjunct Professor at the University of Würzburg
  • Since 2020 Chief Physician of the Helios Amper-Klinikum Dachau
  • 1999 - 2000 Practical year at the Medical Clinic Schwabing, Surgical Clinic of the LMU and at the Dr. von Hauner'schen Kinderspital