Is a German neurologist and professor at the University Hospital Muenster. He is known for his works in the field of nervous system inflammation and multiple sclerosis.
Wiendl studied psychology and medicine from 1989 to 1996 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, Duke University, North Carolina, and Bale University, Switzerland. He did his MD in 1996. He was a scholar of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology (Martinsried), worked as a clinical and research fellow at the Department of Neurology Tuebingen, received board certification (2004) and completed his habilitation (2004). In 2005 he was appointed as a professor of neurology and head of the clinical research group for MS and neuroimmunology in Wuerzburg and acted as a vice-chair of the Department of Neurology. In 2010 he was recruited to the University of Muenster, where he accepted the position as a director of the Department of Neurology – Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System and Neurooncology. Since 1 May 2013 he is director of the Department of Neurology in Muenster.