Wolfgang B. Liedtke, MD, PhD Wolfgang B. Liedtke, MD, PhD

Wolfgang B. Liedtke, MD, PhD

Neurologist, Pain Medicine Specialist

4.8 out of 5  (138 ratings, 29 reviews)
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance providers. At Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek, all services may not be covered. Please contact Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek at 919-660-9000 to confirm that we accept your insurance plan, and what (if any) co-payments, co-insurances and deductibles will be your responsibility. For services at other locations, please call your insurance company to confirm your access to health care services.

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ABOUT ME

Both as a physician and as a scientist, my focus is to understand the mechanisms critical for pain to alleviate the suffering of patients who are afflicted by therapy-refractory pain. I focus on trigeminal and other cranial nerve (glossopharyngeal) pain disorders. As a laboratory-based scientist, I maintain a research agenda in sync with my clinical focus, taking advantage of methodology from molecular biology, physiology, and biomedical engineering. In my laboratory, I intend to understand how calcium influx regulates pain. This applies to both physiological pain, which is a healthy mechanism that has given our species a survival advantage, and to pathological pain, which can torment patients. In my clinical practice, I continue to learn from my patients. I hope I can understand their suffering from a special perspective because of my specific training and research background.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, French, German
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Cologne (Germany), 1989
RESIDENCY
Neurology, University of Tuebingen (Germany), 1989-1991
Neurology, University Hospital of Essen (Germany), 1991-1993
Psychiatry, University Hospital of Essen and State Hospital for Psychiatric Care–Essen (Germany), 1993-1994
FELLOWSHIP
Neuropathology, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York), 1994-1997
Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany)
Feodor Lynen Fellow in Neuropathology
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Wolfgang Liedtke's publications on PubMed
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4.8 out of 5 (138 ratings, 29 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Achelios Therapeutics, Inc.