Professor Marie-Germaine Bousser is Head of the Neurology Service at Lariboisière Hospital, a member of Inserm team U740 and Professor of Neurology at the Denis Diderot University.
Her main interests are stroke and migraine. She has been President of the International Headache Society, a founder member of the European Stroke Conférence, Founder President of the French neurovascular society (Société Française neuro-vasculaire) and President of the French neurology society (Société Française de Neurologie). She was responsible for one of the earliest studies showing the beneficial effects of aspirin in the prevention of stroke. She identified a new hereditary cerebral arterial disease that she named CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy). She is a member of numerous other scientific societies and working parties. She has published 4 books and some 300 articles, mainly on CADASIL, the prevention of stroke, cerebral venous thromboses and migraine.