Head, Center for Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine


Dept Anesthesiology


University Hospital of Wuerzburg



Prof. Heike L. Rittner


Heike Rittner is clinician scientist and a professor at the Center of Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine at the University Hospital of Wuerzburg. She obtained her medical degree from the Universities of Vienna/Austria and Wuerzburg/Germany. After a postdoc at the Mayo clinic, she completed her residency at the Charité, Berlin, and was board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Since 2021, she heads the Center of Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine at the University of Wuerzburg with an acute pain service as well as ambulatory, outpatient, and in-patient pain treatment.
In parallel to her clinical work, she pursued her scientific career in understanding inflammatory and neuropathic pain generation and resolution in the peripheral nervous system. She has published over 100 papers in peer-revied journals and receives funds from German and European Funding agencies. Currently, she is the scientific coordinator of the German Research Foundation-funded Clinical Research Group KFO5001 “ResolvePAIN” as well as several healthcare studies.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Plexus Injury: Plasticity of the Human Dorsal Root Ganglion, Satellite Glia and Reinnervation

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 B

Patients with traumatic plexus lesion suffer from palsy, sensory loss and pain related to the number of avulsed roots. Nerve…