Prof. Dr. med.
Abolghassem Sepehrnia

General information about me

Curriculum vitae ( summarized )

1969 – 1974

Medical School – Goettingen University, Germany


Board Certification in Neurosurgery ( German Facharzt )


Promotion with the dissertation on “Hydrocephalus, surgical treatment and complications”


Certification in Hannover, Germany


Habilitation in Luebeck, Germany with the research work on “Surgical topographic anatomy and its relevance for micro-surgery of vascular lesions and tumors in and around the cavernous sinus”


Venia Legendi on the Medical Faculty -University of Lübeck


Full Professor

Professional Activity ( Posts and Positions )

1978 – 1982

Internship Neurosurgical Clinic, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover (Director: Prof. Dr. med. M. Samii)

1982 – 1994

Associate Position Neurosurgical Clinic, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover

1994 – 2002

Head Associate Position Neurosurgical Clinic, University Clinic, Lübeck (Director: Prof. Dr. med. H. Arnold)

2002 – 2010

Chief of Neurosurgery, Clemens Hospital Münster, Germany

2011 – 2012

Chief of the Spinal Center, Elisabethen Hospital, Ibbenbüren, Germany


Neurosurgical Expertise Center, Andreas Clinic Cham/Zug, Switzerland


Association with the St. Anna Clinic in Luzern, Switzerland


Founder and Director of the German Skull Base Center Klinikum Bielefeld, Germany


Affiliated doctor at the St. Anna Clinic in Luzern, Switzerland

Membership Societies
  • German Neurosurgical Society (DGNC)
  • European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)
  • European Skull Base Society (ESBS)
  • German Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • VAN | VAN: Association auditory neurinoma e.V.
    The self-help group VAN “association auditory neurinoma eV “informs, advises and assists all those – whether as a patient or family member – from one auditory neuroma (AN) are affected.
  • IGA | IGA: Interessengemeinschaft Akustikusneurinom
    IGAN The interest group acoustic neuroma is IGAN a free, non-organized self-help group in the form of a ‘loose association’, ie without legal status, no statute, no formal membership application and without a membership fee 2. The combined transnational people and institutions, the common problem have a – the brain tumor, acoustic neuroma – and the slogan ‘help themselves’ voluntarily and do something together to resolve this problem want to do after.

both of these VAN and IGA are acoustic neurinoma patient orientated groups

  • German
  • English
  • Persian

about the activity in Luzern | Schweiz

Core expertise
  • Cranial base surgery (acoustic, acoustic neuroma)
  • Brain tumours
  • Spinal cord tumours
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Peripheral neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular compression syndrome
  • Pain Management
  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Benign tumors
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    • Neurinoma (e.g.. acoustic-, trigeminal neurinoma, epidermoid)
    • Meningeomeas (e.g. tuberculum sellae, olfactory groove, sphenoid wing, petroclival meningeoma, sinus cavernosus meningeoma, foramen magnum meningnoma, petrous apex meningeoma)
    • Angiofibroma
    • Papilloma
    • Osteoma

  • Malignant tumors
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    • Esthesioneuroblastoma
    • Adenocarzinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
    • Adenoidcystic carzinoma
    • Metastasis

  • Pituitary gland tumors
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    • Pituitary adenoma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Rathke’s cleft cyst

  • Bone and cartilage-derived tumors
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    • Chordoma
    • Chondroma
    • Chondrosarcoma
    • Osteoma
    • Fibroma
    • Fibrosarcoma
    • Fibrous dysplasia

  • Jugular foramen tumors
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    • Meningeoma
    • Neurinoma
    • Chemodectoma
    • Metastasis

  • Foramen magnum tumors
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    • Meningeoma
    • Neurinoma
    • Bony malformations
    • Arnold-Chiari malformation

  • Tumors at the craniocervical craniocervical junction
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    • Meningeoma
    • Neurinoma
    • Cavernoma
    • Fibrous dysplasia

  • Orbital tumor Inflammatory lesions of the skull base
  • Traumatic and congenital lesions
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    • Enzephaloceles
    • Abscesses
    • Mycotic infections

  • Traumatic and congenital vascular malformations
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    • Angioma
    • Aneurysm
    • Cavernoma
    • AV malformation

  • Traumic and congenital skull base defects



My Medical practise is in the hospital:

Hirslanden | Klinikzentren – Klinik St. Anna

Prof. Dr. med. Sepehrnia
Neurosurgery Luzern
Cranial base surgery
Klinik St. Anna
Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna
Ärztehaus Lützelmatt (Trakt L)
St. Anna-Strasse 32
CH-6006 Luzern

Tel +41 (0)41 918 0000
Fax +41 (0)41 918 0001

More about the Hospital St. Anna: Klinik St Anna