Thomas Platz was educated at the medical school in Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany, and in 1988 at the DUMC, Durham, NC, USA. Dr.med. degree in 1990. He started his residency in neurology in Berlin, Germany, in 1989. In 1995, he received the Feodor-Lynen Fellowship (AvH foundation) and stayed at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK. In 1997, he received the Dipl. in epidem. and biostats from the McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, and became Neurologist and Clinical Geriatrist Consultant in Berlin, Germany. In 2002, Habilitation degree in neurorehabilitation at the Charite Berlin, Germany. In 2006, he became the Head of the Department of Neurohabilitation at the BDH Klinik Greifswald, Germany. Since 2009, he has been acting as a Medical Director of that hospital and the Head of the Department of both the Neurorehabilitation Centre there and the Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and received a personal professorship for neurorehabilitation at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University.