Prof. Dr. Bodo Kress, Associate Professor of Neuroradiology at the University of Heidelberg received his academic education as a medical doctor at the University of Ulm (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Tübingen (Germany) from 1982-1988. He defended his dissertation 1989 and then graduated in Radiology in 1999. During his military career, he worked on international humanitarian missions and gained a diploma in economic science from the University of Hagen. Later, he joined the University Hospital in Heidelberg (2002-2006) where he post-graduated in Neuroradiology at the Division of Neuroradiology. Since 2006 he is Head of the Department (HOD) of Neuroradiology at Krankenhaus Nordwest and since 2010, HOD of Neuroradiology Jerudong Park Medical Center, Brunei. Since 2007 he is Professor at the University of Heidelberg and since 2011, Visiting Professor of the University of Brunei Darussalam.
Prof. Dr. Bodo Kress has an extensive international experience. He took part in foreign mission in Iran (1991, resident), Somalia (1993/1994, Commanding Officer Field Hospital) and Kosovo (1999/2000, Radiologist, responsible for the teleradiology project). From 2004 he led a number of tele-radiology and tele-medicine projects and until 2013 he led a teleradiological project with a small German hospital in Hofheim. Since 2010, he is leading a teleradiological project with the Jerudong Park Medical Center in Brunei where 24/7 teleneuroradiology is performed even under emergency conditions. In addition, he supported several hospitals throughout Southeast Asia (Indonesia 4 hospitals, Vietnam 9 hospitals, Malaysia 3 hospitals, Brunei 4 hospitals), Russia (6 hospitals), Kenia (6 hospitals). All these assignments were focused on the impact of telemedical procedures in improving patient care, enhancing medical workflows and bringing specialized expertise in hospitals located in remote areas.