From 1982 to 2005, Professor Fahlbusch was professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Clinic of Erlangen and, during the same period, also directed the Neurosurgery Clinic - one of the largest clinics of this type in Germany- and an internationally renowned facility. His clinical and research specialties are pituitary surgery with introduction of endocrinology to neurosurgery and intra-surgical neurophysiological monitoring. During the past ten years, Prof. Fahlbusch has devoted himself to the introduction of engineering and the computer sciences in brain surgery. The establishment of one of the most modern operating theaters in the world with functional neuronavigation and intraoperative magnetic resonance tomography, as well as a unique, interdisciplinary Neurocenter at the Head Clinic in Erlangen has earned him international recognition. Professor Fahlbusch is a member and honorary member of many international associations in Great Britain, the USA and Japan, among other countries. He is currently board member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery and the "Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica". Born in Hanover, Fahlbusch studied medicine in Göttingen and Munich where he also obtained his doctorate in 1966 and habilitated in 1977. In 1980 he became an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Ludwig Maximlians University in Munich. In 1982 he joined the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Prof. Fahlbusch has been Director of the Center for Endocrine Neurosurgery at the International Neuroscience Institute in Hanover since October 2005.