Lutz Froelich is Head of the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Central Institute for Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany. He received his MD degree from Heidelberg University and is board certified Psychiatrist/Psychotherapist. In 1998, he became Assistant Professor for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Frankfurt University and in 2003, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry at Heidelberg University, Germany.
His research had focussed on the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease through animal models (Heidelberg University) and post mortem human brain tissue (Würzburg University). His current research is on clinical dementia research, e.g. the role of biomarkers, clinical management of dementia and clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease.
He is member of National and International Guideline Committees, and Chair of the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (EADC). He also is Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg.