Dr. Guentchev received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Vienna, Austria where he also completed his Residency in Neurosurgery. From 2001 to 2004 he went on to become a Visiting Fellow at National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Since 2011 he is Head of Unit at the Dept of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Idar-Oberstein, Germany, training hospital of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Since 2015 Dr. Marin Guentchev is Ass. Professor (Privatdozent) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Dr. Guentchev's professional interests include complex spinal surgery and pain treatment.
Dr. Guentchev's main research interests are focused on the molecular biology of primary brain tumours. Recent results from his research group were published 2014 in the peer reviewed journal Cancer. Further, Dr. Guentchev published a novel method for treating therapy resistant Sacroiliac Joint Pain via neurostimulation. These results were published in Neuromodulation the official journal of the International Neuromodulation Society.
For his research Dr. Guentchev received following scientific awards: 2014 DGNC Posterpreis Neuromodulation, 2002 Pfizer Österreich ZNS Preis, 2000 Pfizer Österreich ZNS Preis, 1999 Erste Bank Preis der Österreichischen Ärztekammer, 1998 EFNS Meeting, Poster Prise.
Birner P, Pusch S, Christov C, Mihaylova S, Toumangelova-Uzeir K, Natchev S, Schoppmann SF, Tchorbanov A, Streubel B, Tuettenberg J, Guentchev M. Mutant IDH1 inhibits PI3K/Akt signaling in human glioma. Cancer. 2014 Aug 15;120(16):2440-7.
Maresch J, Birner P, Zakharinov M, Toumangelova-Uzeir K, Natchev S, Guentchev M. Additive effect on survival of Raf kinase inhibitor protein and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 in high-grade glioma. Cancer. 2011 Jun 1;117(11):2499-504.
Wanschitz J, Klöppel S, Jarius C, Birner P, Flicker H, Hainfellner JA, Gambetti P, Guentchev M, Budka H. Alteration of the serotonergic nervous system in fatal familial insomnia. Ann Neurol. 2000 Nov;48(5):788-91.
Guentchev M, Wanschitz J, Voigtländer T, Flicker H, Budka H. Selective neuronal vulnerability in human prion diseases. Fatal familial insomnia differs from other types of prion diseases. Am J Pathol. 1999 Nov;155(5):1453-7.
Guentchev M, Groschup MH, Kordek R, Liberski PP, Budka H. Severe, early and selective loss of a subpopulation of GABAergic inhibitory neurons in experimental transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Brain Pathol. 1998 Oct;8(4):615-23.
Guentchev M, Hainfellner JA, Trabattoni GR, Budka H. Distribution of parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons in brain correlates with hippocampal and temporal cortical pathology in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1997 Oct;56(10):1119-24.
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