Maximo Zimerman

Dr. Zimerman graduated from the Medical School of the National University of Tucuman (UNT), Argentina, and received his doctorate in Medicine (neurosciences) at the University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany. As a student he received the 'Presidency of the Nation 2000' award and was a student assistant to biology at the UNT. Between 2001 and 2006, he completed his residency in Neurology at the Hospital Francés in Buenos Aires. He then received the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Office) scholarship for the completion of his PhD in the Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation (BINS) laboratory under the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany. During this period, he developed different projects related to neuroplastic brain mechanisms that occur after injuries of the central nervous system. Based on these concepts, he worked on new therapeutic strategies for the recovery of motor function and language in Stroke patients. Dr. Zimerman had the opportunity to present the results of his research at prestigious international congresses. In 2010 he received the Young Investigator Award (FFM) from the university association of northern Germany for the development of a project aimed at understanding the mechanisms involved in learning in elderly people and Stroke patients. In 2013, he received the title of 'Doctor in Neuroscience' from the University Hospital of Hamburg with the highest qualification (Summa cum laude). His responsibility lies in the treatment of patients with Stroke and neurological sequels, directing the spasticity clinic of the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital of Hamburg. In parallel, Dr. Zimerman continued his research work and completed his postdoctoral degree in neuroplasticity and neuro-rehabilitation in May of 2015. Recently, in the framework of the collaboration between the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Nation (Argentina) And the Federal Ministry for Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany, obtained the grant for the development of an Argentine-German research project for the rehabilitation of Stroke patients. Currently, Dr. Zimerman is also the Director of the Neuro-rehabilitation area of the INECO Foundation and the Favaloro Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina