PD Dr. med. Ralf A. Kockro - Lebenslauf 2016







Seit 2012: Leitender Arzt für Neurochirurgie

Seit 2015: Partner

Seit 2015: Konsiliararzt für Gehirnchirurgie

Seit 2009: Dozent für Neurochirurgie

Seit 2009: Dozent für Neurochirurgie


Neurochirurgie Hirslanden Zürich,
Klinik Hirslanden

Neurochirurgie Zürich AG

Neurochirurgische Abteilung, Stadtspital Triemli

Universität Zürich

Universität Mainz, Deutschland


2009 - 2012


Klinik für Neurochirurgie, UniversitätsSpital, Zürich


Oberarzt i.V.

Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik, Mainz, Deutschland



Abteilung für Neurochirurgie, The Royal London Hospital, England



Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik, Mainz, Deutschland

1999 - 2005


Abteilung für Neurochirurgie, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

1999 - 2008

Leiter des Beratergremiums für Neurochirurgie

Advanced Medical Technologies, Bracco AMT, Princeton, USA

1998 - 1999

Stipendiant des BMFT (Bundesminsterium für Forschung und Technologie)

Entwickung der Dextroscope Technologie für neurochirurgische Planung und Simulation

Gründung von Volume Interactions Ptd Ltd

Medical Imaging Laboratory, National University of Singapore


Assistenzarzt im neurochirurgischen Notfallteam für Schädel-Hirn Verletztungen

Department of Neurosurgery, Singapore General Hospital

1995 - 1996


Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik, Universitätsklinik Heidelberg

1987 - 1994


Universität Heidelberg



Wissentschaftliche Aktivitäten

Gutachter und fachlicher Prüfer der folgenden internationalen wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften:

  • Neurosurgery
  • World Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Review
  • Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
  • Central European Neurosurgery
  • European Neurology

Mitglied der wissenschaftlichen Redaktion von ISRN Endoscopy

Wissentschaftliche Veröffentlichungen

Reisch R, Marcus HJ, Hugelshofer M, Koechlin NO, Stadie A, Kockro RA:  Patients' cosmetic satisfaction, pain, and functional outcomes after supraorbital craniotomy through an eyebrow incision. Journal of Neurosurgery, 30:1-5, May 2014

Ulrich NH, Kockro RA, Bellut D, Amaxopoulou C, Bozinov O, Burkhardt JK, Sarnthein J, Kollias SS, Bertalanffy H: Brainstem cavernoma surgery with the support of pre- and postoperative diffusion tensor imaging: initial experiences and clinical course of 23 patients. Neurosurg Rev. 37(3):48, May 2014

Kockro RA, Mallmann A, Renner R, Wetzel SG: Primäres ZNS Lymphom. Erweiterte MRI-Diagnostik (Spektroskopie, DWI, PWI) und MRI gestützte Biopsie. Neurologie & Psychiatrie. Vol. 12, Nr. 1, Januar 2014

Serra C, Huppertz HJ, Kockro RA, Grunwald T, Bozinov O, Krayenbühl N, Bernays RL: Rapid and accurate anatomical localization of implanted subdural electrodes in a Virtual Reality environment.
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 74(3):175-82, May 2013

Reisch R, Marcus H, Koechlin NO, Hugelshofer M, Stadie A, Kockro RA: Transcranial endoscope-assisted keyhole surgery: anterior fossa. Innovative Neurosurgery, Vol:1: 77-89, May 2013

Kockro RA: Neurosurgery simulators - Beyond the experiment. World Neurosurgery, 8(5): 101-2, Nov 2013

Kockro RA, Robert R, Serra L, Goh LC, Lee E, Stadie A: Image-Guided Neurosurgery with 3-Dimensional Multimodal Imaging Data on a Stereoscopic Monitor. Neurosurgery, 72 Suppl 1:78-88, Jan 2013 

Stadie A, Kockro RA: Mono-Stereo-Autostereo: The Evolution of 3-Dimensional Neurosurgical Planning. Neurosurgery, 72 Suppl 1:63-77, Jan 2013 

Kockro RA, Reisch R, Cesnulis E:  [in German] Neuro-vaskulärer Konflikt im Bereich des Nervus trigeminus: Multi-modale 3D-Visualisierung und Planung der Dekompression am Simulator. Neurologie & Psychiatrie. Vol. 10, Nr. 4, September 2012

Reisch R, Stadie A, Kockro RA, Hopf N: The Keyhole Concept in Neurosurgery. World Neurosurgery, Feb 2012 

Lemm D, de Oliveira FH, Bernays RL, Kockro RA, Kollias S, Fischer I, Rushing EJ: Rare suprasellar glioblastoma: report of two cases and review of the literature. Brain Tumor Pathology. Feb 2012 

Bellut D, Woernle CM, Burkhardt JK, Kockro RA, Bertalanffy H, Krayenbühl N: Subdural Drainage versus Subperiosteal Drainage in Burr-Hole Trepanation for Symptomatic Chronic Subdural Hematomas. World Neurosurgery. 77(1):111-8, 2012

Burkhardt JK, Kockro RA, Dohmen-Scheufler H, Woernle CM, Bellut D, Kollias S, Bertalanffy H: Small supratentorial, extraaxial primitive neuroectodermal tumor causing large intracerebral hematoma. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 51(6):441-4, 2011

Bozinov O, Burkhardt JK, Fischer CM, Kockro RA, Bernays RL, Bertalanffy H: Advantages and limitations of intraoperative 3D ultrasound in neurosurgery. Technical note. Acta Neurochirgica Suppl, 109:191-6, 2011

Stadie AT, Degenhardt I, Conesa G , Reisch R, Kockro RA, Fischer G, Hecht H: Comparing expert and novice spatial representation on the basis of VR simulation, mri images, and physical objects. Journal of Cyber Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3:299-306, 2010

Stadie AT, Kockro RA, Serra L, Fischer G, Schwandt E, Grunert P, Reisch R: Neurosurgical craniotomy localization using a virtual reality planning system versus intraoperative image-guided navigation. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 2010

Grunert P, Glaser M, Kockro RA, Boor S, Oertel J: An alternative projection for fluoroscopic-guided needle insertion in the foramen ovale: technical note. Acta Neurochirgica, 152:1785-92, 2010

Kockro RA, Amaxopoulou C: Review of Zang-Hee Cho (Editor): 7.0 Tesla MRI Brain Atlas: In Vivo Atlas with Cryomacrotome Correlation. Neurosurgical Review 33(3):383-384, 2010

Reisch R, Stadie A,Kockro RA, Gawish I, Schwandt E, Hopf N: The minimally invasive supraorbital subfrontal key-hole approach for surgical treatment of temporomesial lesions of the dominant hemisphere. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. 52:163-9, 2009

Kockro RA, Yeo TT, Ng I, Zhu C, Agusanto K, L Serra: DEX-Ray: Augmented Reality neurosurgical navigation with a handheld video probe. Neurosurgery, 65:795-807, 2009

Kockro RA, Hwang P: The virtual temporal bone. An interactive threedimensional leaning aid for cranial base surgery.Neurosurgery 64 (5 Suppl 2):216-29, 2009

Ng I, Hwang PYK, Hwang, Kumar D, Lee CK, Kockro RA, Sitoh YY: Surgical planning for microsurgical excision of cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations using Virtual Reality technology. Acta Neurochirugica, 151:453-63, 2009

Charalampaki P, Ayyad A, Kockro RA, Perneczky A: Surgical complications after endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 16:786-9, 2009

Stadie A, Reisch R, Kockro RA, Fischer G, Schwandt E, Boor S, Stoeter P: Minimally invasive cerebral cavernoma surgery using keyhole approaches - solutions for technique-related limitations. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 52:9-16, 2009

Charalampaki P, Heimann A, Kockro RA, Kohen W, Kempski O: A new model of skull base reconstruction following expanded endonasal or transoral approaches - long term results in primates. European Surgical Research, 41:208-23, 2008

Kockro RA, Giacomelli R, Scheihing M: Aschoff A, Hampl J: A stereotactic device for rabbits based on mandibular and cranial landmarks. Journal of Neurosurgery, 108:601-606, 2008

Stadie AT, Kockro RA, Tropine A, Boor S, Stoeter P, Reisch R, Perneczky A: A Virtual Reality system for planning minimally invasive neurosurgery. Journal of Neurosurgery, 108:382-94, 2008

Kockro RA, Stadie AT, Schwandt E, Reisch R, Charalampaki C, Ng I, Yeo TT, Hwang P, Serra L, Perneczky A: A collaborative Virtual Reality environment for neurosurgical planning and training. Neurosurgery, 61:379-91, 2007

Hwang P, Kockro RA, Lee CK, Ng I: Virtual reality simulation for skull base surgery. Asian Journal of Neurosurgery , 1:1-8, 2007

Serra L, Kockro RA, Goh LC, Ng H, Lee EC.: The DextroBeam: A stereoscopic presentation system for volumetric medical data. Studies in Health Technology Informatics 85:478-84, 2002

Kockro RA, Serra L, Yeo TT, Chan C, Sitoh YY, Chua G, Ng H, Lee E, Lee YH, Nowinski W: Planning and simulation of neurosurgery in a Virtual Reality Environment. Neurosurgery 46:118-137, 2000

Kockro RA, Hampl J, Jansen B, Peters G, Scheihing M, Giacomelli R, Kunze S, Aschoff A: The efficacy of Rifampin-impregnated CSF-shunt catheters in infection prophylaxis: scanning electron microscopical examinations in vitro and in an animal model. Journal of Medical Microbiology 49: 441-450, 2000

Kockro RA, Serra L, Tsai YT, Chan C, Sitoh YY, Chua GG, Hern N, Lee E, Hoe LY, Nowinski W: Planning of skull base surgery in the virtual workbench: clinical experiences. Health Technology and Informatics 62:187-8, 1999

Serra L, Hern N, Guan CG, Lee E, Lee YH, Yeo TT, Chan C, Kockro RA: An interface for precise and comfortable 3D work with volumetric medical datasets. Health Technology and Informatics 62:328-34, 1999

Serra L, Kockro RA, Chua GG, Ng H, Lee CK, Lee YH, Chan c, Nowinski W : Multimodal volume-based tumor neurosurgery planning in the Virtual Workbench, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 1496:1007-1016, 1998

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