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Jens Schmidt, M.D.

Jens Schmidt, M.D.

Dr. Jens Schmidt,
Medical Advisor for the German patient support group for myositis “Diagnosegruppe Myositis” of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke, Founding chair of the German network of myositis.



Jens Schmidt, MD, FEAN, is consultant and professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology in Göttingen, Germany. He is head of the Muscle Immunobiology Group and Speaker of the Neuromuscular Center at the University Medical Center Goettingen. His research interest encompasses a wide range of experimental Neuroimmunology as well as clinical and translational Neurology. Prof. Schmidt has co-authored numerous high ranking research articles in these fields. He was trained in Wuerzburg, Southampton, Guildford, and London and has worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. Prof. Schmidt is member of all relevant national and international professional societies in the field of Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular disorders. Prof. Schmidt serves on international advisory boards and steering committees in the field of myositis. He has won several national and international prizes for his research in Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular Disorders.


Research Interest

Inflammation of the skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve, Neurology