Ines Koerner, M.D., PH.D.

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Neurology, Anesthesiology
Special Interests:
Anesthesiology, Neurocritical Care
Accepting Patients:
English, French, German


Dr. Koerner arrived at Oregon Health & Science University in 2003 for postdoctoral training, including a critical care fellowship, in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (APOM). In January 2007, she joined the APOM faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor and attending physician in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. In August 2007, she accepted a permanent position as Assistant Professor in APOM.

Dr. Koerner’s special clinical interest is neurocritical care. Her research interests include the contribution of neuroinflammation to brain injury. She investigates treatments aimed at altering the injurious response of microglia, the brain’s resident immune cells, which contribute to injury and cell death after stroke and cardiac arrest. She was recently awarded a K02 Independent Scientist grant from NIH to study "Microglial uptake and inactivation of epoxyeicosatrienoic acid in stroke injury."

Dr. Koerner earned her medical degree in 1997 at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. She went on to complete doctoral studies and a residency in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.

When she takes a break from her research and clinical duties, Dr. Koerner enjoys camping and hiking with her husband.


  • Degrees:
    M.D., Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
    Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
  • Residency:
    Anesthesiology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
  • Fellowship:
    Post-doctoral research fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-Operative Medicine, OHSU. Portland and Anesthesiology-Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-Operative Medicine, OHSU, Portland
  • Certification:
    German Board of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
    American Board of Anesthesiology

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