Thomas Berger is the Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He graduated in 1991 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Vienna, Austria, and post graduated in 2002 in “Hospital Management and Health Economics “. He started his career in 1992 at the Dept. of Exp. Neuropathology and Neuroimmunology (Hans Lassmann) and was a resident at the Dept. of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Vienna from 1993-1995. In 1995, he moved to the Dep. of Neurology, Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, where he continued his academic track (1998 board certification in neurology and psychiatry, habilitation in 2003 and Vice-Director of the Dept. opf Neurology from 2014-2018). In 2010 he was responsible for planning and implementation of the Clinical PhD programs at the Medical Univ. of Innsbruck and served as Clin PhD program director until 2018. Scientific interests focus on inflammatory demyelinating CNS disorders, especially in MS and NMO. He has published more than 270 peer-reviewed papers/research letters/invited reviews and several books/book chapters. He was several times awarded, including by ECTRIMS and by the European Charcot Foundation and was/is principal investigator in more than 70 clinical treatment trials. T. Berger is the National MS Coordinator of the Austrian Society of Neurology and member/chair of several international and national MS organizations and panels.