Ines Koerner M.D., PH.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Medical Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)

Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

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  • Anesthesiology

Special focus on

  • Critical Care
  • Neurocritical Care


  • M.D., Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg Germany 1997
  • Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz Germany 2002
  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
  • Fellowship:

    • Post-doctoral research fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
  • Certifications:

    • German Board of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Neurocritical Care, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties


Ines P. Koerner, M.D. Ph.D. is a neurointensivist and anesthesiologist with broad expertise in the treatment of critically ill patients with neurologic injuries. She earned her medical degree at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany and went on to complete doctoral studies in molecular neuroscience and a residency in anesthesiology and critical care at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

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). She accepted a faculty position in 2007 and joined the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) as an attending physician. Dr. Koerner is currently the Medical Director for the NSICU.

As a certified neurocritical care specialist, Dr. Koerner cares for patients who recover from neurosurgical interventions in the NSICU or are critically ill with a wide variety of neurologic diseases and injuries. She is particularly interested in multidisciplinary treatment of critical illness caused by ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Dr. Koerner maintains an active research lab where she studies how the immune system’s response contributes to damage after stroke and other types of brain injury. She received research funding from the National Institute for Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) and the American Heart Association for her investigation of how altering the brain’s immune response can reduce injury and improve outcome after stroke and cardiac arrest.

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  • English
  • German

Memberships and associations

  • Memberships and Associations
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
  • International Society for Cerebral Blood Blow and Metabolism
  • American Heart Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • American Society for Neurochemistry
  • International Society for Neurochemistry
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), elected
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • SNACC Board of Directors