University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Campus Kiel, Germany
Ralf Baron is Professor of Neurology at the CAU, and heads the Section for Neurological Ache Research and Therapy at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Campus Kiel. For around 30 years, he has been exploring the mechanisms behind the formation and chronification of nerve pain, as well as the treatment of neuropathic pain syndromes. Baron was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for research at the University of California, is a co-publisher of and reviewer for numerous medical journals, has received multiple awards and prizes, and together with his research team has published over 330 original papers, review articles and book contributions. Since 2001, Baron has been spokesperson of the “German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain”, which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research until 2012, and now operates as a registered non-profit association, which aims to fundamentally improve medical treatment for people with nerve pain.