Prof. Dr. Veerle Visser-Vandewalle is a neurosurgeon and head of services in the Department of Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery at the Uniklinik in Cologne, Germany.
She inserts electrodes deep into the brain to relieve parkinsonism and neuropathic pain.
At 34, she made it into the top journal The Lancet after the world’s first successful operation on a patient with Tourette's syndrome. Now, 20 years later, Visser-Vandewalle’s research target is Alzheimer’s disease. In 2019, she became a knight of the Order of Leopold II for her exceptional achievements in her field.