About Me

Prof. Dr. med. Christianto B. Lumenta

After many years as acted chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Bogenhausen, Hospital in Munich, Germany I am currently working in a private practice for in- and outpatient treatment in 2 hospitals: Isarklinikum München (www.isarklinikum.de) and International Neuroscience Institute Hannover (www.ini-hannover.de).

Prof. Dr. med. Christianto B. Lumenta

Special interest

My focus is on the treatment of tumors, vascular diseases and malformations of the brain and the spinal cord, as well as of degenerative diseases of the spine such as herniated discs, spinal canal stenosis without and with instrumentations.

Prof. Dr. med. Christianto B. Lumenta

Private consultations

The consultation hours at the Isarklinikum in Munich is from Monday to Friday (afternoon 12:00 to 16:00) by telephone agreement: +49 (0) 89-1499037400

The consultation in the INI Hannover is also after telephone agreement: +49 (0) 511-27092405


Prof. Dr. med. Christianto B. Lumenta

In 1976 I completed my medical studies at the Rheinische-Friedrich-University of Bonn, Germany, with the state examination and hold a medical doctorate at the same University. I continued my residency programme as a specialist in neurosurgery via the wards in Duisburg and Düsseldorf as well as in the Department of Neurology with the affiliated Max Plank Institute for Brain Research in Cologne-Merheim, Germany. I received the board certification in 1983 by the Ärztekammer Nordrhein. I was habilitated in 1985 at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany and appointed as temporary C2 professor for neurosurgery in 1986. In 1986, I received a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital and Brigham’s Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

On 1.9.1992 I was appointed as Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Bogenhausen Hospital of the City of Munich, the academic teaching hospital of the Technical University of Munich, Germany. I was appointed as Extraordinarius/ Full Professor for Neurosurgery in 1994. Since December 1, 2011 I chaired the Department of Neurosurgery at Klinikum Schwabing and since April 1, 2016, all neurosurgical departments of the same hospitals. From 2000 to 2005 I was Deputy Medical Director of the hospital. I was acted as spokesman of the Centre of surgery for many years. Since 01.06.2018 I have been working in a private practice with in- and outpatient treatment in the Isarklinikum Munich and INI Hannover.

I am significantly involved in the national as well as international development of modern neurosurgery, especially in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, in clip technology in aneurysm surgery and in various dynamic and rigid fusion procedures in spine surgery. My focus is therefore on oncological and vascular neurosurgery as well as on complex spine surgery. Due to my recognized scientific work I am often invited as a speaker to numerous international scientific congresses. I also conducted numerous international training courses of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS) mainly in the section of skull base surgery. In total, I have delivered more than 350 lectures, and published 102 original papers and 36 book contributions as well as 5 published books. The H index is 29 (Google Scholar), i10 index 41 with 2262 citations.

Prof. Dr. med. Christianto B. Lumenta


I am a member of 12 scientific societies among others German Society for Neurosurgery, German Academy of Neurosurgery (formerly Treasurer later President), American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica (board member).