Hannover Medical School, Germany
Frank Wacker obtained his medical degree from Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and completed his residency in the Department of Radiology at the Charité in Berlin where he became Professor and Vice Chairman at the Campus Benjamin Franklin. He was a Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 2001 to 2003 and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland from 2008 to 2010 where he also worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as Director of Vascular Interventional Radiology. In 2010 he became Chairman at the Radiology Department at the Hannover Medical School in Germany. He also serves as Head of the Imaging Unit of the Clinical Research Center Hannover and is on the Board of Directors of the Research Campus STIMULATE - Solution Centre for Image-guided Local Therapies in Magdeburg, Germany. His research is focused on developing image based minimally invasive therapies and he holds patents in this realm. In addition to his interest in technical advances in interventional radiology, he is involved in the development of non-invasive functional imaging in his department.