Dr. Olaf Stuve is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Chief of Neurology at the VA North Texas Health Care System/ Dallas VA Medical Center.  In addition to his clinical activities, he has been the site Principal Investigator and Consultant for numerous clinical trials.  He also runs a research laboratory at UT Southwestern.  His research interests include molecular and cellular markers of autoimmunity, immune tolerance, and experimental therapies for autoimmune disorders, and he has numerous ongoing collaborations with national and international investigators.  He has mentored undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows.

Dr. Stuve’s research has been supported by grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  He has published over 200 research articles, review articles, editorials, and book chapters.  Dr. Stuve is a fellow of the American Neurological Association (FANA), and the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). He is an elected member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Stuve has received numerous clinical teaching awards.  He has served on numerous editorial boards of medical and scientific journals, and has been a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NMSS study sections.  Dr. Stuve is a past associate editor of JAMA Neurology, and a past steering committee member of the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN).

He completed his pre-clinical studies at the University of Wurzburg, received his medical degree from the Free University of Berlin, completed a medical doctoral thesis in physiology at the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin magna cum laude, and earned a Ph.D. in immunology in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology at Maastricht University.  He completed a transitional internship at the University of Cape Town, and a preliminary internship and neurology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Dr. Stuve also received postdoctoral fellowship training in neuroimmunology at McGill University in Montreal, and at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Stuve has received numerous clinical teaching awards.  He has been elected Top Provider in Neurology at the VA North Texas Health Care System by physician peers across medical and surgical specialties and he has been listed in D Magazine's Best Doctors list.


Medical School
Freie University Berlin (1993), Medicine
Medical School
Max Delbruck Center for Molecu (1994), Physiology
Graduate School
Maastricht University (1994), Immunology

Research Interest

  • Experimental therapies for autoimmune disorders
  • Immune tolerance
  • Molecular and cellular markers of autoimmunity


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Human Aquaporin 4281-300 is the immunodominant linear determinant in the context of HLA-DRB1*03:01: relevance for diagnosing and monitoring patients with Neuromyelitis Optica.
Arellano B, Hussain R, Zacharias T, Yoon J, David C, Zein S, Steinman L, Forsthuber T, Greenberg BM, Lambracht-Washington D, Ritchie AM, Bennett JL, Stüve O Arch. Neurol. 2012 Sep 69 9 1125-31

Honors & Awards

  • 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)