About Us

The Dandy Germany Neurosurgical Club e.V. is the first student association for neurosurgery and related fields in Germany. Our goal is to connect students all across the country to encourage and support each other in advancing their knowledge and in building leadership skills. Right from the very beginning, we aimed to impact our field on three dimensions; Education, Science, and Social. Essentially, we believe that the young generation should participate in shaping the future of neurosurgery and neurosciences and we are proud to be the premier student platform to do so in Germany. 

 

We work in close collaboration and cultivate friendships with all international student clubs of the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society. Further, we support the establishment of new clubs all around the world, creating a vast global network of young neuro-enthusiasts.

The Dandy Germany Neurosurgical Club e.V. is the first student association for neurosurgery and related fields in Germany. Our goal is to connect students all across the country to encourage and support each other in knowledge and in building leadership skills.

Our Story

The Dandy Germany story began on the 8th of September 2019 when Prof. Saleem Abdulrauf and Ibrahim Efe set the cornerstone for our club on a flight over the Himalayan mountains. The panoramic Everest flight had marked the grand finale of the Annual Meeting of the Walter E. Dandy Society. In a matter of weeks, Ibrahim reached out to Jonathan Tefera, Defne Beyaztas, Siegfried Jason Adelhoefer, and Clara Batzdorf to form the Founding Team. On the 27th of November 2019, Ibrahim pitched the idea of Dandy Germany to the student council of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin to register our club as an official project group of the university. The first Officers' meeting was held in the Dandy Germany Headquarters on the 7th of January 2020. On 28th of March 2021, we received the official status of a German non-profit organization. 

 

Today, over 1000 students from all over Germany and the world follow our work as Friends of Dandy Germany. Over 100 active members from over 20 medical schools across the country contribute to the activities of our organization hands-on. 

Meet The Team

Michele Rosso

Michele Rosso

President

Katharina Kersting

Katharina Kersting

Secretary General

Zoe Shaked

Zoe Shaked

Science Lead

Berrin Fiçilar

Berrin Fiçilar

IT Lead

Marla Lakhssassi

Marla Lakhssassi

PR Officer

Christian Schwencke

Christian Schwencke

Officer of Foreign Affairs

Stefan Suvak

Stefan Suvak

Regional Officer South

Ben-David Chandra

Ben-David Chandra

Regional Officer West

Rachel Schmargon

Rachel Schmargon

Social Lead and Policy Officer

Sarah Ricchizzi

Sarah Ricchizzi

Vice President

Robert Klövekorn

Robert Klövekorn

Treasurer

Melanie Brüsseler

Melanie Brüsseler

Education Lead

Anna Clarice Maier-Hauff

Anna Clarice Maier-Hauff

PR and Communication Officer

Nicoletta Giuliani

Nicoletta Giuliani

Design Lead

Pascal Fehringer

Pascal Fehringer

Web Designer

Emre Çinkaya

Emre Çinkaya

Regional Officer North

Eric Hoche

Eric Hoche

Regional Officer East

PAST Dandy Core Team Members