Günter Krämer (*1952 in Germany) studied psychology (up to pre-diploma) and medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). After his license to practice medicine (1977), he also completed his residency and doctorate at the university hospital there. From 1982 to 1994, he was a senior physician there, and the study of epilepsies became one of his clinical and scientific foci. From 1994 to mid-2013, he was chief physician and medical director of the Swiss Epilepsy Center in Zurich, and since mid-2013 he is at the Bellevue Neurocenter.
Dr. Krämer is a member of Swiss, German, and American professional epilepsy societies. He was president of the Swiss League Against Epilepsy from 2001 to 2016 and is represented in numerous working groups and commissions also of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). For example, he was a member of the Therapy Commission of the ILAE from 2009 to 2013, then of its Educational Commission and, from 2023, of an Older People Advocacy Task Force. In 2003, he was presented with the ILAE’s Ambassador for Epilepsy Award.
He is the author/co-author of numerous articles in professional journals and textbooks as well as author/co-author and editor/co-editor of many books. In addition to his professional publications, he has also published several books for people with epilepsy and their families.