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Dr. Klaus Novak


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Language Spoken: German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian


Dr. Novak developed his interest in neurosurgery during his medical studies in the framework discovered during a study visit to New York University. He has his education as a specialist in neurosurgery at the Vienna University Clinic for Neurosurgery under Prof. Dr. W. Th. Koos obtained. As part of a subsequent 2-year research During my stay in the USA I studied the neurophysiology of the brain and in depth of the spinal cord busy. After his return to the Vienna University Clinic, he established intraoperative monitoring of the nervous system in Austria using routine motor evoked potentials. The introduction of this method in neurosurgery was so important because it made it possible for the first time to Seamlessly monitor the functions of the nervous system during the operation. Impending paralysis can now be detected and prevented with the help of this technology during the neurosurgical intervention.


  • Austrian Society for Epileptology (ÖGfE)
  • Austrian Parkinson Society (ÖGP)
  • Austrian Friends of Tel Aviv University (TAU)
  • Austrian Society for Neurosurgery (ÖGNC)
  • International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ISIN)
  • Working group for presurgical epilepsy diagnostics and operative epilepsy therapy e.V.
  • European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN)


  • 2004 Introduction of intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials (epidural and muscle derived potentials) in Austria
  • 2007 Internship at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, Germany (deep brain stimulation)
  • 2008 Opening of a private practice in Stockerau
  • 2011 Head of the interdisciplinary working group for the treatment of movement disorders at the AKH Vienna (Movement Disorder Board)
  • 2010 - 2013 Private practice in the Vitalsport Medical and Health Center in Vienna Währing
  • 2013 Opening of private practice in Vienna Josefstadt


  • 1992 Doctorate (Dr. med. univ.) at the University of Vienna
  • 1992 Clinical Clerkship at New York University, Department of Neurology
  • 1994 - 1995 Resident at the University Clinic for Neurology Vienna General Hospital
  • 1995 - 2001 Resident at the University Department of Neurosurgery General Hospital Vienna
  • 2001 Specialist for Neurosurgery
  • 2001 - 2003 Research Fellowship at the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Hospital, New York (Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Neurosurgery)


  • Windowpane disease of the spine (claudication spinalis)
  • Herniated disc (disc prolapse)
  • Tumors of the central nervous system
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuromodulation procedures
  • Psychiatric diseases