Olaf Stuve, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Neurology & Neurotherapeutics

Graduate Programs: Immunology


LANGUAGES: English, German, and Spanish


Associate Professor, tenured, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2009-present

Chief, Neurology Section, VA North Texas Health Care Systems, Medical Service, 2009-present

Associate Professor, Graduate Program, Department of Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2009-present



MD: Free University of Berlin Medical School, Germany, 1993

MD Thesis: Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Department of Hypertension, Nephrology and Genetics, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 1994

PhD: Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2006

Internship Surgery Transitional Internship, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1994

Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship, University of Washington, Seattle 1996-1997

Residency Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1997-2000



Neuroimmunology, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, 1994-1996

Neuroimmunology, University of California, San Francisco, 2000 - 2003 




Medical School "free University, Berlin, Germany" (1993)
Medical School Max-Delbruck-Centrum for Molecular (1994), Physiology
Graduate School Max-Delbruck-Centrum for Molecular (1994)

Research Interests

  • Identifying and characterizing cellular immune responses in Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Regulatory B lymphocytes in CNS autoimmunity
  • The role of prion protein as a disease modifier in autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Immune-mediated CNS diseases: A review on nosological classification and clinical features.

Zettl UK, Stüve O, Patejdl R Autoimmunity reviews 2011 May

Rituximab therapy reduces organ-specific T cell responses and ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Monson NL, Cravens P, Hussain R, Harp CT, Cummings M, de Pilar Martin M, Ben LH, Do J, Lyons JA, Lovette-Racke A, Cross AH, Racke MK, Stüve O, Shlomchik M, Eagar TN PLoS ONE 2011 6 2 e17103

DNA beta-amyloid(1-42) trimer immunization for Alzheimer disease in a wild-type mouse model.

Lambracht-Washington D, Qu BX, Fu M, Eagar TN, Stüve O, Rosenberg RN JAMA 2009 Oct 302 16 1796-802

Altered CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratios in cerebrospinal fluid of natalizumab-treated patients with multiple sclerosis.

Stüve O, Marra CM, Bar-Or A, Niino M, Cravens PD, Cepok S, Frohman EM, Phillips JT, Arendt G, Jerome KR, Cook L, Grand'Maison F, Hemmer B, Monson NL, Racke MK Arch. Neurol. 2006 Oct 63 10 1383-7

Immunomodulatory synergy by combination of atorvastatin and glatiramer acetate in treatment of CNS autoimmunity.

Stüve O, Youssef S, Weber MS, Nessler S, von Büdingen HC, Hemmer B, Prod'homme T, Sobel RA, Steinman L, Zamvil SS J. Clin. Invest. 2006 Apr 116 4 1037-44

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  • Alpha Omega Alpha (ΑΩΑ) Honor Medical Society
    Honorary member, Texas Gamma Chapter (2013)
  • Clinical Teaching Award Neurology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Class of 2012 (2011)
  • Clinical Teaching Award Neurology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Class of 2011 (2010)
  • Clinical Scientist Development Award
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2009)
  • Clinical Teaching Award Neurology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Class of 2008 (2007)
  • Postdoctoral scholarship
    Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (2001)
  • Advanced postdoctoral fellowship grant
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) (2000)
  • H.-L. Teuber price
    The Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal (1996)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship grant
    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany (1995)
  • Magna cum laude M.D. thesis
    Free University of Berlin, Germany (1994)