Krieg, Sandro

Neuro-oncology. Brain tumors. Neuromonitoring. Neurosurgery

Sandro Krieg is a attending neurosurgeon but also group leader the Department of Neurosurgery at the Technische Universität München. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eloquent brain tumors including pre- and intraoperative mapping techniques. After a stay at UCSF San Francisco he further refined his research group which is mainly focussing on the development of new protocols and techniques of pre- and intraoperative mapping of neurological function. This include navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) and direct electrical stimulation of the cortical and subcortical brain and the application of refined imaging techniques such as nTMS-based tractography and connectomic analyses. For his work he received awards of the German Academy of Neurosurgery, the Neurosurgical Research Foundation of the German Neurosurgical Society (DGNC), and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Currently, his group works mainly on projects by grants of the Wilhelm-Sander foundation and the Else-Kröner-Fresenius foundation. Dr. Krieg has extensive neurophysiological experience and is a reviewer of numerous international neurosurgical but also general neuroscientific journals.

Selected publications:

Krieg SM, Sollmann N, Tanigawa N, Foerschler A, Meyer B, Ringel F: Cortical distribution of the human language investigated by navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation in 50 healthy subjects. Brain Struct Funct. 2015 Apr 17. IF 4.567.

Sollmann N, Ille S, Hauck T, Maurer S, Negwer C, Zimmer C, Ringel F, Meyer B, Krieg SM: The impact of preoperative language mapping by repetitive navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation on the clinical course of brain tumor patients. BMC Cancer. 2015 Apr 11;15:261. IF 3.32.

Sollmann N, Tanigawa N, Meyer B, Ringel F, Krieg SM: Language and its right-hemispheric distribution in healthy brains - an investigation by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuroimage. 2014 Nov 15;102 Pt 2:776-88. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.002. IF 6.252.

Ille S, Sollmann N, Hauck T, Maurer S, Tanigawa N, Obermueller T, Negwer C, Droese D, Zimmer C, Meyer B, Ringel F, Krieg SM: Combined Non-invasive Language Mapping by nTMS and fMRI and Its Comparison with Direct Cortical Stimulation. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jul;123(1):212-25. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS14929. IF 3.148.

Ille S, Sollmann N, Hauck T, Maurer S, Tanigawa N, Obermueller T, Negwer C, Droese D, Boeckh-Behrens T, Meyer B, Ringel F, Krieg SM: Impairment of preoperative language mapping by lesion location - a fMRI, nTMS, and DCS study. J Neurosurg. 2015 Apr 17:1-11. IF 3.148.

Krieg SM & Tarapore PE, Picht T, Tanigawa N, Houde J, Sollmann N, Meyer B, Vajkoczy P, Berger M, Ringel F & Nagarajan S: Optimal Timing of Pulse Onset for Language Mapping with Navigated Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Neuroimage. 2014 Oct 15;100:219-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.016. IF 6.252.

Krieg SM, Sabih J, Bulubasova L, Obermueller T, Negwer C, Janssen I, Shiban E, Meyer B, Ringel F: Preoperative motor mapping by navigated transcranial magnetic brain stimulation improves outcome for motor eloquent lesions. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Sep;16(9):1274-82. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nou007. IF 6.2.