Tatiana Usnich MD, PhD

Clinican Scientist

Name: Tatiana Usnich MD, PhD

Position/Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Address: Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany

Phone: +49-451-31017518; Fax: +49-451-31017541
Email: tatiana.usnich@neuro.uni-luebeck.de

05/2019 – present: Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck

10/2018- present: MSc student in Global Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

03/2018- present: Guest scientist at the Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Charité Medical University Berlin

03/2018 – 02/2019: Resident in the Department of Psychiatry, Evangelical Hospital Königin Elisabeth Herzberge, Berlin

07/2011- 02/2018: Researcher and since 10/2012 Resident in the Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Charité Medical University Berlin

2012 – 2017: PhD in Medical Neurosciences (International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Medical University Berlin, Laboratory of Prof. Felix Bermpohl “Social and self-referential stimulus processing in patients with mania: an fMRI study”)

2004 – 2010: Medical School (Charité Medical University Berlin, Graduation with MD)

2001- 2004: Medical School (Belarusian State Medical University)

04/2012: License as a physician, Berlin Chamber of Physicians

04/2019: Specialist in Neurology, Berlin Chamber of Physicians


  • German Society of Neurology
  • Movement Disorder Society
  • Berlin Society of Neurology and Psychiatry

Neurology bedside teaching

  1. Braemswig TB, Usnich T, Scheitz JF, Erdur H, Fiebach JB, Audebert HJ, Endres M, Nolte CH. Early Recurrent Ischemic Lesions in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke and Patent Foramen Ovale: An Observational Study. Front Neurol 2018:996.
  2. Braemswig TB, Nolte CH, Fiebach JB, Usnich T. Early New Ischemic Lesions Located Outside the Initially Affected Vascular Territory Appear More Often in Stroke Patients with Elevated Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c). Front Neurol 2017:606.
  3. Dietzel J, Piper SK, Ruschmann R, Wollboldt C, Usnich T, Hellwig S, Galinovic I, Audebert HJ, Endres M, Villringer K, Fiebach JB, Haeusler KG. Impact of pre-admission oral anticoagulation on ischaemic stroke volume, lesion pattern, and frequency of intracranial arterial occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation. Europace 2017;11:1758-1765.
  4. Herold D, Usnich T, Spengler S, Sajonz B, Bauer M, Bermpohl F. Decreased medial prefrontal cortex activation during self-referential processing in bipolar mania. Journal of Affective Disorders 2017:157-163.
  5. Herold D, Spengler S, Sajonz B, Usnich T, Bermpohl F. Common and distinct networks for self-referential and social stimulus processing in the human brain. Brain Structure & Function 2015;7:3475-3485.
  6. Ostwaldt AC, Usnich T, Nolte CH, Villringer K, Fiebach JB. Case report of a young stroke patient showing interim normalization of the MRI diffusion-weighted imaging lesion. Bmc Medical Imaging 2015:33.
  7. Usnich T, Spengler S, Sajonz B, Herold D, Bauer M, Bermpohl F. Perception of social stimuli in mania: an fMRI study. Psychiatry Research 2014;1:71-76.
  8. Braemswig TB, Usnich T, Albach FN, Brunecker P, Grittner U, Scheitz JF, Fiebach JB, Nolte CH. Early new diffusion-weighted imaging lesions appear more often in stroke patients with a multiple territory lesion pattern. Stroke 2013;8:2200-2204.
  9. Albach FN, Brunecker P, Usnich T, Villringer K, Ebinger M, Fiebach JB, Nolte CH. Complete early reversal of diffusion-weighted imaging hyperintensities after ischemic stroke is mainly limited to small embolic lesions. Stroke 2013;4:1043-1048.
  10. Usnich T, Albach FN, Brunecker P, Fiebach JB, Nolte CH. Incidence of new diffusion-weighted imaging lesions outside the area of initial hypoperfusion within 1 week after acute ischemic stroke. Stroke 2012;10:2654-2658.