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Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)

The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research ISD was founded in 2009 and launched in 2010 through the extraordinary generosity and vision of Zygmunt Solorz-Żak and Malgarzata Żak. The Solorz-Żaks recognized the promise of integrating patient care with clinical and basic research to change medicine, and they saw the need to empower physicians and scientists from different fields to work together to realize that promise.

Their founding gift was intended to provide the resources necessary to allow the institute to maintain a high degree of flexibility within a rapidly moving field. Munich’s pre-eminent University Hospital, the University of Munich, and the State of Bavaria shared the Solorz-Żak’s vision and joined together with them as the founding partners of the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research.

The ISD is equally committed to comprehensive patient care and research. The ISD strives to provide the highest quality in preventing, recognizing and treating both stroke and cognitive decline thus offering the best service to patients, their families, and referring physicians. Our internet pages are intended to facilitate contact with clinicians and scientists of the institute.