The German professor Dr. Dirk Dressler is the holder of the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa at MU-Sofia for 2020. It was awarded at the suggestion of Acad. Ivan Milanov, after coordination with the Faculty of Medicine and approval by the Academic Council of the University. At an official ceremony in the auditorium “Prof. Gancho Ganev ” at the Hospital for Neurology and Psychiatry “St. Naum ”, Prof. Dressler received the symbols from Prof. Dr. Victor Zlatkov, Rector of MU-Sofia, Prof. Valentina Petkova, Vice-Rector, and from Corresponding Member Prof. Dr. Ivan Mitov, the Dean of the Faculty of medicine.
Prof. Dirk Dressler is Head of Movement Disorder Section, Department of Neurology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover.
He was awarded the honorary title for his multifaceted professional and academic performances as one of the leading specialists in the field of neurology not only in Europe but also in the world. For significant scientific production: authorship of over 700 scientific publications, 22 monographs, 57 textbooks, creation of several patents for therapeutic use of botulinum toxin, over 8600 citations and H-index-50. For the preparation of textbooks in the field of neurology, which are actively used for the training of neurologists and his personal contribution related to lectures and courses in Bulgaria and training of Bulgarian neurologists in Hanover.
Prof. Dressler gave a lecture on “Botulinum neurotoxin as a cure”, which was met with great interest.