Mr Stefan Schumacher
I was born and educated in Germany. I am a son of a German father and English mother from Windsor/Berkshire, I was brought up bilingual. Myself and my family moved to UK in 2007 and where I worked as a consultant neurologist in Salford Royal Hospital (prior known as Hope Hospital) and Royal Bolton Hospital. Since January 2016 I have worked part time in NHS at Salford Royal Hospital. I currently work four days weekly in the private sector including my work at Spire Manchester Hospital.
I studied medicine in Florence, Italy and Saarbruecken and Freiburg, Germany. After graduation I worked in different medical centres in Germany including neurosurgery university hospital in Giessen and a specialised centre for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease in Bad Laasphe. During my time in neurosurgery I had a special interest in intense care medicine and was one the responsible physicians of the ITU in University Hospital Giessen/Germany which was managed by neurosurgeons and neurologists.
For nine years I was a consultant and medical director of the Wicker Clinic Bad Wildungen. My special interest at that time was Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinsons Disease (PD). My department was one of the first hospitals in Germany which were certified by the German Society for MS ("Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft"). I participated in MS research and also was in charge of Phase 3-trials with MS medication.
I was German deputee for medical exchange with several Arab countries such as Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Egypt. I was a lecturer at the University Hospital , Marburg (Prof. Oertel, Neurology) and a teacher and examiner for medical students in Marburg/ University.
Being a passionate long-distance runner myself, I have in recent years had a special interest in sport-related health issues in neurology. I am a member of the committee 2.5 "Neurology and Sport" of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) and have presented in past on scientific conferences for this committee.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stefan Schumacher at Spire include:
I am married to a German GP and we have three children. I enjoy spending time with my family and we all do different sports. I have been running for Sale Harriers, Manchester since I came to the UK in 2007.