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Doz. Dr. Arthur Bohdjalian, MBA



Specialist for general and visceral surgery in Vienna, Austria




  • Obesity
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery


Furthering health and prevention is a team service, where everyone plays an important role. Prevention and early detection of diseases is what we believe in. Our goal is to optimize your well-being, minimizing the risk of developing diseases and if needed a professional treatment in the early stage.

We want you to stay healthy!

Dr. Arthur Bohdjalian is a member of Austria’s surgical association, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (ÖGC).

Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Wolf

Florian Wolf, MD, MBA, EBIR, EBCR

Florian Wolf is the Vice Director of the division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at the General Hospital in Vienna, which is the largest Interventional Radiology Department of Europe.

Dr. Wolf is an expert in his field and has a broad knowledge in terms of innovation in the field of Radiology.




Associate Professor of Radiology

Vice Director of the division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy

Medical University of Vienna


Interventional Radiology encompasses minimally invasive interventions with radiological guidance (X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound). Interventional radiology covers not only interventions in patients with vascular disease, oncological disease, and other various benign diseases, but also interventions related to pain management.


Florian Wolf’s aim for each treatment is to achieve the optimal medical result with the lowest possible burden and the shortest recovery time.








Area of Expertise


  • Interventional Radiology – vascular and non-vascular
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Oncological and general radiological imaging
  • Musculoskeletal imaging


It’s my goal to achieve an optimal outcome without pain and stress and with the shortest possible recovery time.





1994 – 2000

University of Vienna, Faculty of Medicine


Graduation with the doctoral thesis “Simon Nitinol Inferior Vena Cava Filters. Effectiveness and Complications”

1999 – 2001

Research assistant at the Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

2002 – 2008

Residency at the Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna


Board Certified Radiologist


Senior Consultant at the Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna




EBIR – European Board of Interventional Radiology


EBCR – European Board of Cardiac Radiology


Level-1-Certification in Interventional Radiology (Austrian Society of Interventional Radiology)


Level -2-Certification in Interventional Radiology, modules A,B,C,D


Graduation for MBA at the WU Executive Academy (Vienna University of Economics and Business) after completion of the certificate program in Health Care Management (2012-2014)


Vice Director, Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna


Associate Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of Vienna

Focuses in scientific work and teaching activities

  • Cardiovascular Imaging and Interventional Radiolog
  • 49 publications as first-, last- or co-author
  • Multiple national and international talks on different radiological topics
  • 2007 foundation of the platform “Vienna Heart” for education in the field of cardiac imaging, together with Prof. Dr. Christian Loewe and Dr. Mag. Alfred Stadler (see also
  • Since the beginning of the radiological fellowship, multiple courses in both medical curricula at the Medical University of Vienna

Clinical activity

  • Interventional Radiology – vascular and non-vascular
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Oncological and general radiological imaging
  • Musculoskeletal imaging

Memberships and Activities in Journals and Radiological Societies

  • Member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology, Section Interventional Radiology
  • IQ Interventional – Editorial Advisory Board Member since October 2013
  • Member of the ÖRG – Austrian Radiological Society
  • Member of the ESR – European Society of Radiology
  • Member of CIRSE – Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
    • Editorial Board of ESIRonline – European School of Interventional Radiology
    • CIRSE – Clinical Practice APP Task Force Member since October 2013
  • Member of the ÖGIR – Austrian Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Member of the ESCR – European Society of Cardiac Radiology
    • Member of the Committee of the ESCR Online Blog
    • Organizing Committee of the ESCR 2015 in Vienna
    • Member of the Communication & New Media Committee
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Group, Radiology/Cardiology
    • Member of the Committee to establish official guidelines for cardiac CT and MRI
  • Member of the Committee for Cardiac Radiology of the ÖRG
    • Examiner for the Austrian Radiology final exam (“Facharztprüfung”)
  • Member of the Committee for IR of the ÖRG
    • Examiner for the Austrian Radiology final exam
  • Member of the International Alumni Board of the WU Executive Alumni Club


  • RöFo, European Journal of Radiology, Heart Journal, European Radiology, Radiology, CVIR, JACC, Journal of Endovascular Therapy


Univ.-Doz. DDr. Gerold Porenta


  • Board certified internal medicine
  • Board certified cardiology
  • Board certified nuclear medicine
  • University teacher Medical University Vienna




  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rhythm
  • Pacemaker
  • Atherosclerosis
  • High cholesterin
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • Telemedicine patient portal: High blood pressure, diabetes, pacemaker
  • Case management international patients
  • Attending physician at private hospital Rudolfinerhaus





  • Board certified internal medicine
  • Board certified cardiology
  • Board certified nuclear medicine
  • University teacher Medical University Vienna



OA Dr. Mohammad Baghaei

Specialist in neurology | General practitioner













Dr. Mohammad Baghaei was born in Teheran/Iran and obtained his school-leaving qualification at the American International School in Vienna. After his medical studies at the University of Vienna, he completed his training as a general practitioner and a specialist for neurology. From January 2009 to January 2012 he worked as a senior physician at the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre Rosenhügel.

Since February 2012 he has been working as a neurologist at the Centre for Neurology of the Rudolfinerhaus in Vienna.

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OA Dr. med. univ. Markus Marcher

OA Dr. med. univ.


Thoracic Surgery

General Practitioner



As a specialist in thoracic surgery, I would be happy to advise you on the latest treatment methods and surgical procedures.



In addition to my expertise in lung surgery, I am also available to answer any questions you may have about general medicine.


Professional background


1997 - 2004

Studied medicine at the University of Vienna



Completed the doctoral dissertation to Dr. med. univ. in Vienna

2005 - 2008

General Practitioner Education


successfully passed the general practitioner examination



Diploma in Emergency Medicine

Since 2008

Lecturer in the Postgraduate Sophos Institute in Vienna

2008 - 2013

Thoracic surgeon education

Since 2010

Lecturer at the Medical University of Vienna


successfully passed the Thoracic surgeon examination


Chief Physician of the Department of Thoracic Surgery in Otto Wagner Hospital Vienna


opening of the private Thoracic surgeon ordination


Attending physician in Rudolfinerhaus Private Hospital


Attending physician in Evangelical Hospital Vienna


Consultant thoracic surgeon in the Evangelical Hospital Vienna


Chief Physician in KH Nord - Klinik Floridsdorf


Currently further education at national and international symposiums and congresses

Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ludvik

Prof. Bernhard Ludvik, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Specialist for Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetology
Chairman 1st Medical Department with diabetology, endocrinology and nephrology Clinic Landstrasse


Past-President of the Austrian Obesity Association
Past-President of the Diabetes Initiative Austria
Past-President of the Austrian Diabetes Association

Professional career

Internship and residency at the Medical Department II, University of Vienna between 1985 – 1991 

Specialist in Internal Medicine since July 7, 1991 

Research fellow at the University of California San Diego between May 1, 1992 and February 2,1994 

Assistant Professor of Medicine since June 27, 1995 

Specialist in Endocrinology and Metabolism since 1996 

Associate Professor of Medicine since October 1, 1998 

ÖAK-Certificate in Geriatric Medicine since 2004 

ÖAK-Certificate in Palliative Care since 2004 
Author/Co-author of more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and several textbooks  

Current position 

Chairman of the 1st Medical Department with diabetology, endocrinology and nephrology, Clinic Landstrasse

Head of the Karl Landsteiner Institute for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases

Dr. med. univ. Sindhu Winkler

Area of expertise:

Infiltrations/ Interventional Pain Therapy

Conservative therapy

Surgical therapy



Spine treatments:


We offer you a comprehensive evaluation, clarification and assessment of your spinal complaints. The diagnosis is made through a comprehensive clinical examination and evaluation of various imaging modalities such as X-ray, MRI and CT. Together with you we will develop a therapy plan after a detailed evaluation of all existing medical, clinical and imaging findings. On the one hand, this can be based on conservative measures, but in certain cases also on operative measures. Conservative therapy measures include the medicinal treatment of neck and back pain as well as complaints radiating to the arms and legs. In particular, we offer interventional pain therapy using infiltrations at the cervical spine and lumbar spine directly under C-arm control (fluoroscopy). The operative treatment of degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases is carried out promptly in two renowned private hospitals in Vienna.


Medical career



Studies and doctorate at the Medical University of Vienna



Specialization in spinal surgery in Zurich and London



Federal specialist in FMH neurosurgery



Advanced training title Interventional Pain Therapist SSIPM



Advanced training diploma from the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery



Eurospine European Spine Course Diploma


Professional background


2005 - 2008

Specialist training at the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Basel and the University Hospital Zurich


2008 - 2010

Specialist training at the spine center of the Schulthess Clinic

Zurich, orthopedic spine surgery (Dr. med. D. J. Jeszenszky) and

neurosurgical spine surgery (PD Dr. med. F. Porchet)


2010 - 2011

Senior Clinical Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery at King`s College Hospital London


2011- 2013

Consultant spine surgeon in Bern in private practice


2013- 2017

Senior Partner for Spine Surgery in Bern private practice "das Rückenzentrum AG"




Swiss Medical Association


Swiss Society for Neurosurgery


General Medical Council, British Medical Association





Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital


Apollo Hospital Chennai, India

Dr. Sibylle Okresek

Area of Expertise:

  • Breast care
  • Fibroids and heavy periods
  • Advice on infections
  • Contraception
  • Advice on PMS and menopause
  • Hormonal therapy



 Originally from Spittal an der Drau, medical studies in Vienna, graduating in 1980. After training as a general practitioner specialised training in gynaecology at Wilhelminen Hospital in the department of Prof. Baumgarten. Own practice since 1988, since then also attending and consulting physician, mainly at the Rudolfinerhaus, the leading private hospital in Vienna.


Area of Expertise:

Breast care

Fibroids and heavy periods

Advice on infections


Advice on PMS and menopause

Hormonal therapy


Diseases & vaccination

Cervical cancer

HPV vaccination


Pregnancy and childbirth

Desire to have children


Accompanying births



As much as necessary, as little as possible: This is especially true for surgery. But sometimes a surgical treatment is necessary. In such a case I will accompany patients to the Rudolfinerhaus and take care of you together with all other necessary specialists as appropriate. There I can perform all gynaecological operations, including laparascopies (buttonhole surgery).


Laparoscopic surgery

• Diagnostic and therapeutic abdominal laparoscopies

• Hysteroscopic surgery

• Diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy

• Small gynaecological interventions

• Curettage /DNC (scraping the endometrium for tissue analysis or after miscarriages)

• Thermo ablation for the gentle treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding

• Conizations for the treatment and investigation of suspicious cancer smears

• Fibroid removal, embolization or surgery

• Abdominal incision (transverse or longitudinal)

• Vaginal operations (through the vagina)

• Removal of the uterus with and without ovaries

• Operations after a lowered uterus

• Various operations for loss of urine

• All “obstetrical operations”, caesarean section under general anaesthesia or Peridural (local) anaesthesia



Prim. Dr. med. Christian Stracke


As a specialist in surgery with a focus on gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgery, I am well aware of the uncertainty and concerns that patients might have when facing an examination or operation.



Surgical procedures and operations

Surgical procedures in the abdominal region are a focal point of my specialist work. I use minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical procedures whenever possible, which involve less recovery time after the procedure and offer cosmetic and aesthetic advantages.


Whether it be for a gallbladder or appendix removal, repair of inguinal hernias and operations on the oesophagus, stomach or intestines, I regularly opt for minimally invasive procedures. Thanks to the exceptionally high image quality of the internal video footage providing a good overview of the procedure from inside the body, operations and preparative procedures are usually much gentler and cause far less bleeding than traditional surgery. The time that it takes for patients to make a full recovery is also generally much shorter.




Prim. Dr. K. Michael Riedl

Dr. K. Michael Riedl, Chief Physician

Orthopaedist and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Head of CORPUS

The focus of patient-oriented orthopaedic care is the combination of conventional medicine and surgery with alternative medical options. In the degenerative joint field, my focus is also on cartilage-building, joint-preserving measures in order to put off joint replacement surgery as long as possible.



– Foot surgery
– Joint surgery
– Arthroscopy
– Endoprothesis
– Hand Surgery
– Osteopathy
– Manual medicine (Chirotherapy)
– Spinal check-ups
– Orthopaedic pain therapy
– Acupuncture
– Paediatric orthopaedics
– Mutter-Kind-Pass examinations
– Infant ultrasound of the hips
– Sports medical examinations
– Medical supply store on-site


CV of Dr Michael Riedl


Born: 1960 in Bruck an der Mur, studied medicine in Vienna until 1985, internship

in Vienna


Specialist training in orthopaedics at the Orthopaedic Hospital Gersthof and

Orthopaedic Hospital Speising until 1993


Orthopaedic hospital Gersthof: Scientific presentations and publications about the

osseointegration behaviour of titanium-coated hip replacements with Prof. M.



Established the Corpus Praxisgemeinschaft 1994


From 1997 to 2007, board member of ÖGO, Scientific Society of Orthopaedics;

from 2005 to 2009, Head of Orthopaedic Department of Rehab Clinic Bad

Pirawarth; since 2007, President of BvdO, Professional Association of Orthopaedic



Specialised training:



Hand and foot surgery, joint replacement and arthroscopy

Osteology according to the guidelines of the DVO




“Conventional or alternative medicine?
Why not have both? It then becomes a question of reviewing all the options to find the one treatment that is effective. Or the right combination of both types.”


Prim. Dr. Georg Gaul

Dr. Georg Gaul, MD, FESC

Specialist for Internal medicine and Cardiology




 Georg Gaul, MD, FESC - as internal specialist and cardiologist - offers you his medical experience of more than 40 years. I was head of a big cardiological center in Vienna for almost 20 years. In this position i had to deal - and to heal - almost the whole array of illnesses of internal medicine with emphasis for cardiological problems.


Since a scholarship at the Cleveland Clinic in 1986, my main focus was interventional cardiology. Since more than 10 years i am an internationally acknowledged teacher for interventional cardiology almost all around the world.


This experience has been elaborated in over 200 scientific lectures, abstracts and papers.


Dr. Georg Gaul is an expert in the field internal medicine and cardiology.

Professional background:

1971 Doctorate in Dr. med.univ. at the University of Vienna.


From 1972 to 2012 in the Hanusch Hospital in Vienna, heart station

(2nd medical department) since 1980 ordination in the 9th district in Vienna, Mariannengasse 24 / II / 6


1995-2012 Primarius of the 2nd med. Department, installation

a psychosomatic outpatient clinic in the context of acute cardiology [only in

Austria], promotion of interventional cardiology


Since 2012 in private practice, attending physician in private hospitals in Vienna, especially in



• Special professional qualifications:

Since 2002 international teacher of the technology of

rotational atherectomy and intravascular ultrasound in theory and

practice in Sweden, Poland, Hungary,

Greece, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Egypt

Tunisia, UAE, India, Kyrgyzstan and China.


Since 2004 leader [since 2012 co-leader] of theoretical and

practical workshops in rotational atherectomy and intravascular

Ultrasound in the Hanusch hospital


• Features:

2000-2006 Member of the board of the Austrian Society for Cardiology [ÖKG]


2002-2003 President of the ÖKG


2003-2012 Lecturer for cardiology at the Medical University of Vienna


2005-2007 Head of the “Interventional Cardiology” working group at the ÖKG


Since 2009 member of the "European Association for Percutaneous Intervention"

elected head of the European Rotational Club since 2011

Atherectomy "EuRotaClub"


• Science:

Over 200 lectures at national and international level

Over 200 scientific papers and abstracts as first or co-author



Univ. Prof. Dr. Shahrokh Taghavi

Associate Professor of Surgery

Surgical Experience:    

Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery,Lung Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, Pulmonary Endarteriectomy




Higher Education:          

October 1985- March 1987        

Study of technical chemistry at the Technical University of Vienna


March 1987- July 1993  

Medical School at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Vienna



Professional Career:     

August 1993 – July 2002:             

Surgical resident at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Vienna


July 2002-July 2005        

Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery, Vienna

January 2005     

Associate Professor of Surgery, Vienna

July 2005-July 2008

Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery, Vienna

January 2010-Present   

Deputy Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vienna


Surgical Experience:     

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Endarteriectomy


Institutional address:   

Department of Thoracic Surgery

General Hospital Vienna

Medical University Vienna

Waehringer Guertel 18-20

1090 Vienna, Austria


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List of Publikations


1. T. Birsan, A. Zuckermann, O. Artermiou, O. Senbaklavci, S. Taghavi, G. Wieselthaler, G. Dekan, W. Wislocki, W. Klepetko. Bilateral lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension.
Transplant Proc. 1997;29(7):2892-4.

2. T. Bîrsan, A. Zuckermann, S. Taghavi, O. Artemiou, O. Chevtchik, W. Klepetko und E. Wolner. Funktionelle Resultate und Langzeitergebnisse nach bilateraler Lungentransplantation bei pulmonaler Hypertonie. Wien Klin Wochenschrift 1998;110/2;45-52.

3. T. Bîrsan, S. Taghavi, W.  Klepetko. Treatment of Aspergillus related ulcerative tracheobronchitis in lung transplant recipients.(Letter to Editor) J Heart Lung Transplant 1998;17(4):437-8

4. T. Wekerle, W.  Klepetko, S. Taghavi, T. Bîrsan. Treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension and giant pulmonary artery aneurysm with bilateral lung transplantation and pulmonary artery reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg 1998;65(3):825-7

5. A. Zuckermann, T. Bîrsan, S. Taghavi, O. Artemiou, N. Kupilik, G. Dekan, E. Wolner, W. Klepetko. Mycophenolate Mofetil in lung transplantation. Transplant Proc 1998;30:1514-6

6. T. Bîrsan, S. Taghavi, N. Kupilik, A. Pereszlenyi, O. Artemiou, G. Wolf, W. Klepetko.

Transperitoneale Unterbindung des Ductus thoracicus zur Behandlung eines Chylothorax nach Lungentransplantation. Acta Chir Austriaca Heft 2,1999

7. A. Zuckermann, T. Birsan, S. Taghavi, N. Kupilik, E. Deviatko, G. Dekan,  E. Wolner and W. Klepetko. Benifit of Mycophenolat mophetil in patients with cyclosporin A-induced   Nephropathy after lung transplantation. Transplant  proc 1999;31:1160-1161

8. S. Taghavi, T. Bîrsan, R. Seitelberger, N. Kupilik, P. Mares, A. Zuckermann , W.  Klepetko.Initial experience with two sequential anterolateral thoracotomies for bilateral       lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg 1999;67:1440-3.

9. W. Klepetko, S. Taghavi, A. Pereszlenyi, T. Bîrsan , J. Groetzner, N. Kupilik, O. Artemiou, E. Wolner. Impact of different coverage techniques on incidence of postpneumonectomy stump fistula. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 1999;15(6):758-63.

10. S. Taghavi, T. Bîrsan, A. Pereszlenyi, N. Kupilik, P. Mares, A. Zuckermann, W. Klepetko.

Bilateral lung transplantation via two sequential anterolateral thoracotomies.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999;15:658-662.

11. A. Zuckermann, W. Klepetko, T. Bîrsan, S. Taghavi, O. Artemiou, W. Wisser, G. Dekan and E. Wolner. Comparison between Mycophenolate Mofetil  and Azathioprin based immunosupressions in clinical lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 1999;18:432-440

12. T. Bîrsan, A. Kranz, P. Mares, O. Artemiou, S. Taghavi, A. Zuckermann, W. Klepetko.

Transient left ventricular failure following bilateral lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension. J Heart Lung Tansplant 1999;18:304-309

13. W. Klepetko, W. Wisser, T. Bîrsan, P. Mares, S. Taghavi, N. Kupilik, E. Wolner

T4 lung tumors with infiltration of the thoracic aorta: is surgery                reasonable?

Ann Thorac Surg1999 Feb;67:340-4

14. P. Mares, TB. Gilbert, EM. Tschernko, M. Hiesmayer, M. Muhm, A. Herneth, S. Taghavi, W. Klepetko, I. Lang, W. Haider. Pulmonary artery thrombendarterectomy: a comparision of two different   postoperative treatment strategies. Anesth Analg. 2000;Feb;90(2):267-273.

15. A.Pereszlenyi, S. Harustiak, S. Taghavi, T. Birsan, E. Huber, E. Deviatko and W.

Klepetko. Lung transplantation today. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2000;101(2):63-70.


16. S. Taghavi, HJ. Ankersmit, G. Wieselthaler, M. Gorlitzer, A. Rajek, E. Wolner and M. Grimm. Extracorporeal Membrane oxygenation for graft failure after heart transplantation: Recent Vienna Experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Oct;122(4):819-20.

17. SE. Sandner, G. Wieselthaler, A. Zuckermann, S. Taghavi, H. Schmidinger, R. Pacher, M. Ploner, G.Laufer, E. Wolner, M. Grimm. Survival benefit of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in patients on the waiting list for cardiac transplantation.Circulation 2001 Sep 18;104(12 Suppl 1):I171-6.

18. HJ. Ankersmit, GA. Wieselthaler, B. Moser, S. Taghavi, M. Grimm, G. Roth, M. Gorlitzer, H. Tschernich, R. Horvat, E. Wolner. Automated implantable cardiac defibrillator and biventricular Thoratec assist device as bridge to transplantation in a patient with sarcoidosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;121(6):1198-9.

19. S. Aharinejad, R. Schäfer, R. Hofbauer, D. Abraham, R. Blumer, A. Miksovsky, H. Traxler, D. Pullirsch, R. Alexandrowics, S. Taghavi, A. Kocher, G. Laufer. Impact of cardiac transplantation on molecular pathology of ET-1, VEGF-C and mitochondrial metabolism and morphology in dilated vs. ischemic cardiomyopathic patients. Transplantation 2001; 72:1043-9.

20. Abraham D, S. Taghavi, Riml P, Paulus P, Hofmann M, Baumann C, Kocher A, Klepetko W, Aharinejad S.VEGF-A and –C but not -B mediate increased vascular permeability in preserved lung grafts. Transplantation 2002:73:1703-6.

21. S. Taghavi , D. Abraham, P. Riml, P. Paulus, P. Schäfer, W. Klepetko, S. Aharinejad.Co-Expression of Endothelin-1 and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor  Mediates Increased Vascular Permeability in Lung Grafts Prior to Reperfusion.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2002;21:600-3.

22. HJ. Ankersmit, B. Moser, A. Zuckermann, G. Roth , S. Taghavi, M. Brunner, E. Wolner, G. Boltz-Nitulescu.Activation-induced T cell death, and aberrant T cell activation via TNFR1 and CD95-CD95 ligand pathway in stable cardiac transplant recipients.

Cli Exp Immunol 2002 April;128(1):175-80

23. S. Taghavi, J. Ankersmit, A. Zuckermann, GA. Roth, G. Wieselthaler, A. Rajek, E. Wolner and M. Grimm. A retrospective analysis of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation versus right ventricular assist device in acute graft failure after heart transplantation. Transplant proc.2003;35:2805-7.

24. HJ. Ankersmit, G. Roth, A. Zuckermann, B. Moser, R. Obermaier, S. Taghavi, M. Brunner, G. Wieselthaler, M.  Lanzenberger, R. Ullrich, G. Laufer, M. Grimm, E. Wolner. Rapamycin as rescue therapy in a patient supported by biventricular assist device to heart transplantation with consecutive ongoing rejection. Am J Transplant.2003;3(2):231-4.

25. Aigner C, Jaksch P, Mazhar S, Czebe K, Marta G, S. Taghavi, Lang G, Klepetko W.

Treatment of severe acute lung allograft rejection with OKT3 and temporary extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridging. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004;25(2):184-7.

26. C. Aigner, S. Mazhar, P. Jaksch, G. Seebacher, S. Taghavi, G. Marta, W. Wisser, W. Klepetko. Lobar transplantation, split lung transplantation and peripheral segmental resection--reliable procedures for downsizing donor lungs. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004;25(2):179-83.

27. S. Aharinejad, S. Taghavi, W. Klepetko, D. Abraham Hepatocyte Growth Factor Predicts Lung Transplantation Rejection. Lancet 2004;363(9420):1503-8.

28. Aigner C, Winkler G, Jaksch P, Ankersmit J, Marta G, Taghavi S, Wisser W, Klepetko W. Size-reduced lung transplantation: an advanced operative strategy to alleviate donor organ shortage.Transplant Proc. 2004 Nov;36(9):2801-5.

29. S. Taghavi, GM. Marta, G. Lang, G. Seebacher, G. Winkler, Katharina Schmidt and w. Klepetko Bronchial stump coverage with a pedicled pericardial flap: an effective method for prevention of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula.

Ann Thorac Surg 2004;78:1644 –9.

30. S. Taghavi, A. Zuckermann, J. Ankersmit, G. Wieselthaler, A. Rajek,  G. Laufer, E. Wolner and M. Grimm. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation is superior to right ventricular assist device for acute right ventricular failure after heart transplantation.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2005;79.

31. Aigner C, Winkler G, Jaksch P, Seebacher G, Lang G, Taghavi S, Wisser W, Klepetko W. Extended donor criteria for lung transplantation--a clinical reality.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2005 May;27(5):757-61.

32. Taghavi S, Krenn K, Jaksch P, Klepetko W, Aharinejad S.

Broncho-alveolar lavage matrix metalloproteases as a sensitive measure of bronchiolitis obliterans. Am J Transplant. 2005 Jun;5(6):1548

33. Aigner C, Jaksch P, Winkler G, Czebe K, Taghavi S, Marta G, Klepetko W.

Initial experience with oral valganciclovir for pre-emptive cytomegalovirus therapy after lung transplantation.Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2005 Jul;117(13-14):480-4.-52.

34. Aigner C, Jaksch P, Taghavi S, Wisser W, Marta G, Winkler G, Dekan G, Wolner E, Klepetko W. Donor total lung capacity predicts recipient total lung capacity after size-reduced lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec;24(12):2098-102.

35. Zimpfer D, Heinisch B, Czerny M, Hoelzenbein T, Taghavi S, Wolner E, Grimm M.

Late vascular complications after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Mar;81(3):892-5.

36. Krenn K, Klepetko W, Taghavi S, Lang G, Schneider B, Aharinejad S.

Recipient vascular endothelial growth factor serum levels predict primary lung graft dysfunction. Am J Transplant. 2007 Mar;7(3):700-6.

37. Aigner C, Wisser W, Taghavi S, Lang G, Jaksch P, Czyzewski D, Klepetko W.

Institutional experience with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in lung transplantation.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Mar;31(3):468-73; discussion 473-4.

38. Bonderman D, Skoro-Sajer N, Jakowitsch J, Adlbrecht C, Dunkler D, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Kneussl M, Lang IM.

Predictors of outcome in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Circulation. 2007 Apr 24;115(16):2153-8.  

39. Krenn K, Klepetko W, Taghavi S, Paulus P, Aharinejad S.

Vascular endothelial growth factor increases pulmonary vascular permeability in cystic fibrosis patients undergoing lung transplantation.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Jul;32(1):35-41.

40. Aigner C, Lang G, Taghavi S, Reza-Hoda MA, Marta G, Baumgartner H, Klepetko W.

Haemodynamic complications after pneumonectomy: atrial inflow obstruction and reopening of the foramen ovale. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Nov 29.

41. Aigner C, Jaksch P, Taghavi S, Lang G, Reza-Hoda MA, Wisser W, Klepetko W.

Pulmonary retransplantation: is it worth the effort? A long-term analysis of 46 cases.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Jan;27(1):60-5.

42. Aigner C, Lang G, Taghavi S, Reza-Hoda MA, Marta G, Baumgartner H, Klepetko W.

Haemodynamic complications after pneumonectomy: atrial inflow obstruction and reopening of the foramen ovale. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Feb;33(2):268-71.

43. Aigner C, Hoda MA, Lang G, Taghavi S, Marta G, Klepetko W.

Outcome after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Jul;34(1):204-7.  2008 Apr 14.

44. Hacker S, Lambers C, Hoetzenecker K, Pollreisz A, Aigner C, Lichtenauer M, Mangold A, Niederpold T, Zimmermann M, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Ankersmit HJ.

Elevated HSP27, HSP70 and HSP90 alpha in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: markers for immune activation and tissue destruction.

Clin Lab. 2009;55(1-2):31-40.

45. Salama M, Andrukhova O, Hoda MA, Taghavi S, Jaksch P, Heinze G, Klepetko W, Aharinejad S.

Concomitant endothelin-1 overexpression in lung transplant donors and recipients predicts primary graft dysfunction.

Am J Transplant. 2010 Mar;10(3):628-36.

46. Salama M, Jaksch P, Andrukhova O, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Aharinejad S.

Endothelin-1 is a useful biomarker for early detection of bronchiolitis obliterans in lung transplant recipients.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Dec;140(6):1422-7.

47. Lang G, Taghavi S, Aigner C, Charchian R, Matilla JR, Sano A, Klepetko W.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for resection of locally advanced thoracic tumors.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):264-70.

48.Salama M, Andrukhova O, Jaksch P, Taghavi S, Kelpetko W, Dekan G, Aharinejad S. Endothelin-1 governs proliferation and migration of bronchoalveolar lavage-derived lung mesenchymal stem cells in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome.

Transplantation. 2011 Jul 27;92(2):155-62.

49. Kollmann D, Hoetzenecker K, Prosch H, Ankersmit, Aigner C, Taghavi S, Klepetko W.

Removal of a large cement embolus from the right pulmonary artery 4 years after kyphoplasty: consideration of thrombogenicity.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr;143(4).

50. Lang G, Taghavi S, Aigner C, Rényi-Vámos F, Jaksch P, Augustin V, Nagayama K, Ghanim B, Klepetko W.

Primary lung transplantation after bridge with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a plea for a shift in our paradigms for indications.

Transplantation. 2012 Apr 15;93(7):729-36.

51. Gruber S, Eiwegger T, Nachbaur E, Tiringer K, Aigner C, Jaksch P, Keplinger M, Klepetko W, Lang G, Taghavi S, Graf A, Eichler I, Frischer T, Szépfalusi Z.

Lung transplantation in children and young adults: a 20-year single-centre experience.

Eur Respir J. 2012 Aug;40(2):462-9.

52. Hoetzenecker K, Kollmann D, Schweiger T, Ankersmit , Aigner C, Lang G, Taghavi S, Klepetko W.

Unsuspected finding of a relapsing perichondritis during lung explantation.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct;94(4):1353.

53. Moser B, Scharitzer M, Hacker S, Ankersmit J, Matilla JR, Lang G, Aigner C, Taghavi S, Klepetko W.

Thymomas and thymic carcinomas: prognostic factors and multimodal management.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Mar;62(2):153-60.

54. Skoro-Sajer N, Marta G, Gerges C, Hlavin G, Nierlich P, Taghavi S, Sadushi-Kolici R, Klepetko W, Lang IM.

Surgical specimens, haemodynamics and long-term outcomes after pulmonary endarterectomy.

Thorax. 2014 Feb;69(2):116-22.

55. Jaksch P, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Salama M.

Pretransplant serum human chitinase-like glycoprotein YKL-40 concentrations independently predict bronchiolitis obliterans development in lung transplant recipients.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul;148(1):273-81.

56. Mitterbauer A, Hoetzenecker K, Birner P, Mildner M, Prosch H, Streubel B, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Ankersmit HJ.

Clinical-radiological, histological and genetic analyses in a lung transplant recipient with Mounier-Kuhn syndrome and end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Clin Respir J. 2015 Jul;9(3):375-9.

57. Lang G, Ghanim B, Hötzenecker K, Klikovits T, Matilla JR, Aigner C, Taghavi S, Klepetko W.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for complex tracheo-bronchial procedures†.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Feb;47(2):250-5; discussion 256.

58. Schweiger T, Hoetzenecker K, Taghavi S, Klepetko W.

Extended cervico-thoracic metastasectomy for testicular non-seminomatous germ cell tumour masses through an inverse T and combined collar incision.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 May;47(5):931-3.

59. Lang G, Kim D, Aigner C, Matila J, Taghavi S, Jaksch P, Murakoezi G, Klepetko W.

Awake extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridging for pulmonary retransplantation provides comparable results to elective retransplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Dec;33(12):1264-72.

60. Moser B, Megerle A, Bekos C, Janik S, Szerafin T, Birner P, Schiefer AI, Mildner M, Lang I, Skoro-Sajer N, Sadushi-Kolici R, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Ankersmit HJ.

Local and systemic RAGE axis changes in pulmonary hypertension: CTEPH and iPAH.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep

61. Schellongowski P, Riss K, Staudinger T, Ullrich R, Krenn CG, Sitzwohl C, Bojic A, Wohlfarth P, Sperr WR, Rabitsch W, Aigner C, Taghavi S, Jaksch P, Klepetko W, Lang G.

Extracorporeal CO2 removal as bridge to lung transplantation in life-threatening hypercapnia.

Transpl Int. 2015 Mar;28(3):297-304.

62. Klikovits T, Slama A, Hoetzenecker K, Waseda R, Lambers C, Murakoezy G, Jaksch P, Aigner C, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Lang G, Hoda MA.

A rare indication for lung transplantation - pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: institutional experience of five consecutive cases.

Clin Transplant. 2016 Apr;30(4):429-34.

63. Klikovits T, Lambers C, Ghanim B, Dome B, Murakoezy G, Zöchbauer-Müller S, Waseda R, Aigner C, Lang G, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Jaksch P, Hoda MA.

Lung transplantation in patients with incidental early stage lung cancer-institutional experience of a high volume center.

Clin Transplant. 2016 Aug;30(8):912-7.

64. Kasiri MM, Beer L, Nemec L, Gruber F, Pietkiewicz S, Haider T, Simader EM, Traxler D, Schweiger T, Janik S, Taghavi S, Gabriel C, Mildner M, Ankersmit HJ.

Dying blood mononuclear cell secretome exerts antimicrobial activity.

Eur J Clin Invest. 2016 Oct;46(10):853-63.

65. Slama A, Schillab L, Barta M, Benedek A, Mitterbauer A, Hoetzenecker K, Taghavi S, Lang G, Matilla J, Ankersmit H, Hager H, Roth G, Klepetko W, Aigner C.

Standard donor lung procurement with normothermic ex vivo lung perfusion: A prospective randomized clinical trial.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jul;36(7):744-753.

66. Moser B, Jaksch P, Taghavi S, Muraközy G, Lang G, Hager H, Krenn C, Roth G, Faybik P, Bacher A, Aigner C, Matilla JR, Hoetzenecker K, Hacker P, Lang I, Klepetko W.

Lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension on intraoperative and postoperatively prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides optimally controlled reperfusion and excellent outcome.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jan 1;53(1):178-185.

67. Aigner C, Slama A, Barta M, Mitterbauer A, Lang G, Taghavi S, Matilla J, Ullrich R, Krenn K, Jaksch P, Markstaller K, Klepetko W.

Treatment of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation with orally inhaled AP301: A prospective, randomized pilot study.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Sep.

68. Boehm PM, Ghanim BD, Matilla J, Klepetko W, Taghavi S.

Chylothorax in a 32-Year-Old Patient With Lymphangioleiomyomatosis After Bilateral Lung Transplant.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun;105(6):e263-e264.

69. Hoetzenecker K, Schwarz S, Muckenhuber M, Benazzo A, Frommlet F, Schweiger T, Bata O, Jaksch P, Ahmadi N, Muraközy G, Prosch H, Hager H, Roth G, Lang G, Taghavi S, Klepetko W.

Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the possibility of postoperative prolongation improve survival in bilateral lung transplantation.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5).

70. Skoro-Sajer N, Gerges C, Gerges M, Panzenböck A, Jakowitsch J, Kurz A, Taghavi S, Sadushi-Kolici R, Campean I, Klepetko W, Celermajer DS, Lang IM.

Usefulness of thrombosis and inflammation biomarkers in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension-sampling plasma and surgical specimens.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Sep;37(9):1067-1074.




Univ. Prof. Dr. Kurt Widhalm

Paediatrics and Adolescent medicine, human genetics, nutritional medicine, medical and chemical laboratory diagnostics





* 1946 Linz

1971-1973 Assistant doctor at the Physiological Institute of the University of Vienna; Summer 1971: Study visit to the USA

1973 Transferred to the University Children's Hospital Vienna

1974 Development and management of the fat metabolism outpatient clinic

1977 Specialist in paediatrics

1978 Head physician of an internal ward

1980 Specializes in paediatrics

Since1988 Head of the Austrian early detection and treatment program for congenital metabolic disorders at the University Children's Hospital Vienna

1992 Appointed board member of the internal department and medical director of the Mautner Markhof’s Children's Hospital of the City of Vienna

1994 Awarded with Venia docendi for the med. and chem. Laboratory diagnostics (clinical chemistry)

1995 Return to the University Children's Hospital Vienna as a senior consultant

1998 Recognition as specialist for medical and chemical laboratory diagnostics by the Austrian Medical Association

2003 Appointed professor of nutritional medicine and head of the department of nutritional medicine at the Univ. Vienna



  • Generally sworn and court certified expert Paediatrics and Adolescent medicine, Regional Court of Vienna.
  • A full member of scientific advisory board of Austrian Medical Chamber.
  • Member of the Committee on drug safety of the Federal Ministry of Health, Sport and consumer protection.
  • Member of EMEA European Medicine Agency London.
  • President of   academic institute of nutrition medicine, Vienna.
  • President of European Association for Research in obese children (EAROC)



Science award of of the Austrian Society for Pediatric Medicine (ÖGKJ), 2007


About 390 scientific papers, mailnly in international Magazines, various books




Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Höltl


Medical Specialist in Urology, FEBU



Specialist in Urological Oncology

Dr. Wolfgang Höltl has been specializing in urology for over 30 years. Both at his practice in Vienna’s 19th district and at Vienna’s Rudolfinerhaus private clinic, his knowledge and many years of experience lets patients receive the most modern urological diagnosis and therapy. His core competence lies in surgical oncology (prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancer). As a urological specialist in cancer diseases, he has already performed over 2,000 radical prostatectomies among other things.


  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Urological Cancer Operations
  • Other Urological Disorders


Overview of Services

  • Ultrasound (sonography)
  • Endoscopic urological diagnosis (cystoscopy)
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Screening for prostate cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction
  • Tumor surgery (kidney, adrenal gland, bladder, prostate, testes, penis)
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate and bladder
  • Ureterorenoscopic treatment of kidney and ureteral stones
  • Testicular, penile and groin surgery
  • Vasectomies


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Wolfgang Höltl, born January 19, 1948 in Vienna

1954 -1958 Schwechat Elementary School

1958 -1966 Realgymnasium Vienna 1, Stubenbastei 6-8

1966 - 1972 Study of Human Medicine, University of Vienna

   Awarded degree of Doctor of Medicine on July 13, 1972

Sept. 1972 Started internship at the Rudolfstiftung Hospital

Sept. 1972 - Jan. 1973: Urology

Jan 1973 - Apr. 1974: Surgery

Apr 1974 - June 1974: Gynecology

July 1974 - Oct. 1978: Training to practice as a urology specialist

May 1979 Appointed Senior Physician

1978 - 1981 Representing Head Physician Pum at the Wiener Neustadt Hospital

1984, 1989 Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York: Urologic Oncology Training Prof. Whitmore, Prof. Fair

1988 Baylor College Houston OP- practicing under Prof. Scardino

1988 - 1990 Teaching at the Rudolfstiftung Nursing School

1989, 1990 Representing Prof. Zingg on the Inselspital Bern Clinic Board

1991 Venia Docendi (Teaching License) in Urology

1991 European Specialist Examination (Fellow of the European Board of Urology: FEBU)

1991 Appointed National Coordinator of EORTC-GU Group for Austria

1991 Management course at Hernstein Institute

1991 Lectured on "Surgical Anatomy of the Inguinal Region Emphasizing Specifically the Hernia"

1991 Appointed Chairman of the Urological Oncology Working Group (AUO)

Since 1991 Medical Consultant for Urological Trauma at Lorenz Böhler Trauma Hospital

Dec. 1991 Appointed to the Executive Board of the Department of Urology, Emperor Franz Josef Hospital

1992-2001 Urological Oncology Working Group at DGU

Superficial Bladder 1992-2000 Subcommittee of the EORTC

1994 Director of the Urology Curriculum at the European School of Urology (ESU)

Feb. 1997 Appointed Professor of Urology

1998-1999 President of the Austrian Society of Urology

1991-2013 Executive Board of the Department of Urology, Emperor Franz Josef Hospital

- 1997-2014 Scientific Director of the

Urocyclicum annual postgraduate advanced education program



  • Austrian Society of Urology and Andrology (ÖGU)
  • Urological Oncology Working Group of the ÖGU
  • German Society of Urology (DGU)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Societe Internationale D`Urologie




Doz. Dr. Johannes Grisar


Specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology






  • Examination of rheumatism state
  • Joint and Muscular Assessment and examination
  • Consideration of a treatment plan if necessary with disease modifying therapy
  • Longtime treatment plan for patients with rheumatic diseases
  • Therapy of Osteoporosis
  • Pain Therapy
  • Infiltration therapy
  • Infusion therapy


Internal Medicine

  • Internal medicine examination
  • Preventive medicine examination
  • Hypertension treatment
  • Diabetes therapy
  • Internal medicine support before and after surgical interventions



About me


University of Vienna, Medical School

Rheumatology lab, General Hospital Vienna

2000-2007: Specialisation in Internal Medicine, Medical University Vienna

2007-2009: Subspecialisation in Rheumatology

2009: Teaching thesis in Internal Medicine

2009-2012: Erwin Schrödinger fellowship/fellowship of the American Arthritis Foundation, Stanford School of Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, California, USA

2012-02/2013: Return to the Division of Rheumatology, Medical University Vienna

03/13-11/17: Senior physician at the 2nd Department of Rheumatology/Osteology & Gastroeneterology, KH Barmherzige Schwestern (St. Vincent Hospital) and Rheumazentrum Oberlaa

since 11/17: Head of the Rheumatology outpatient Department Sanatorium Hera

since 2012 private practice in the 9th and 19th district, Vienna


Honors and Awards


2004: 1st Poster Price of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology

2005: Scientific Price of the “Erste Österreichische Sparkasse”

2007: Poster Price of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology

2008: Wyeth Scientific Price of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology

2008: Billroth-Price of the Viennese Doctor’s Association

2009: Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship Award of the Austrian Scientific Fund

2011: Fellowship of the American Arthritis Foundation

Several lectures on national and international conferences


Publications (extract)

Grisar J, Hahn P, Brosch S, Peterlik M, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. Phenotypic characteristics of human monocytes undergoing transendothelial migration. Arthritis Res. 2001 ;3:127-132.

Grisar J, Bernecker PM, Aringer M, Redlich K, Sedlak M, Wolosczcuk W, Spitzauer S, Grampp S, Kainberger F, Ebner W, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis show increased bone resorption, but differ with regard to bone formation. J Rheumatol. 2002 ;29:1430-14366.

Aletaha D, Stamm T, Kapral T, Eberl G, Grisar J, Machold KP, Smolen JS. Survival and effectiveness of leflunomide compared with methotrexate and sulfasalazine in rheumatoid arthritis: a matched observational study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2003 ;62:944-951

Miehsler W, Reinisch W, Valic E, Osterode W, Tillinger W, Feichtenschlager T, Grisar J, Machold K, Scholz S, Vogelsang H, Novacek G. Is inflammatory bowel disease an independent and disease specific risk factor for thromboembolism? Gut. 2004;53:542-548.

Grisar J, Aringer M, Koller MD, Stummvoll GH, Eselböck D, Zwölfer B, Steiner CW, Zierhut B, Wagner L, Pietschmann P, Smolen JS. Leflunomide inhibits transendothelial migration of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004;63:1632-1637.

Grisar J, Aletaha D, Steiner CW, Kapral T, Steiner S, Seidinger D, Weigel G, Schwarzinger I, Wolosczcuk W, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Depletion of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Peripheral Blood of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Circulation. 2005 ;111:204-211.

Steiner S, Winkelmayer WC, Kleinert J, Grisar J, Seidinger D, Kopp CW, Watschinger B, Minar E, Hörl WH, Födinger M, Sunder-Plassmann G. Endothelial progenitor cells in kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2006;81:599-606.

Grisar J, Aletaha D, Steiner CW, Kapral T, Steiner S, Säemann M, Schwarzinger I, Buranyi B, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Endothelial progenitor cells in active rheumatoid arthritis: Effects of TNF and of glucocorticoid therapy. Ann Rheum Dis. 2007 ;66:1284-1286.

Grisar J, Steiner CW, Bonelli M, Karonitsch T, Schwarzinger I, Weigel G, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients exhibit functional changes of endothelial progenitor Cells. Rheumatology 2008 ;47: 1476-1483.

Grisar J, Haddad F, Gomari F, Wu JC. Endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammation: from biomarker to therapeutic agent. Biomark Med. 2011;5:731-44

Grisar J, Munk M, Steiner CW, Amoyo-Minar L, Tohidast-Akrad M, Zenz P, Steiner G, Smolen JS.Expression patterns of CD44 and CD44 splice variants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012;30:64-72.



Univ.Doz. Dr. Gernot Hudelist,MSc


Gernot Hudelist, M.D, MSc is a consultant minimal invasive surgeon and clinical lecturer with a focus on reproductive surgery, endometriosis and gynaecological oncology. He was trained in Austria and the UK where he worked at the St. Lukes Cancer Center in Guildford and completed a Master degree in advanced gynaecological endoscopy. Dr. Hudelist is guest professor at the Medical University of Vienna and is leading the certified clinical-scientific center for endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery  ​at the Hospital St. John of God in Vienna and the Rudolfinerhaus Private Clinic. He is author of over 120 scientific publications on endometriosis and gynaecological oncology, member of the advisory board of the European Endometriosis League (EEL) and Austrian Society for Endocrinological Oncology. As one of the country’s leading minimally invasive surgeons, he is regularly invited for life surgeries and lectures all over the world and continues to focus his clinical work and research on the field of surgical gynaecology.

Prim. Univ.-Doz. Dr. Eugen Plas, FEBU, FECSM

Associate Professor of Urology
Specialist for Urology and Andrology

Fellow of the European Board of Urology
Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine
Chair of the Department of Urology,  public hospital "Mein Hanusch Krankenhaus"


  • Renal- and Bladder diseases
  • Urologic oncology
  • Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of Prostate diseases
  • Diseases of the external genitalia
  • Stone diseases
  • sexual dysfunction
  • male infertility
  • hormonal alterations in males
  • Incontinence therapy


Performing endoscopic and open surgery including minimal invasive procedures („laparoscopy“), surgical interventions in the retroperitoneum, kidneys and adrenal glands. Vasectomy and microsurgical reconstruction.

Surgical interventions can be done at the public hospital or private clinics in Vienna.


About myself

Eugen Plas MD, FEBU, FECSM, Associate Professor for Urology and born 1966 in Vienna.

Finished Medical School at the University of Vienna in 1990 I was trained in Germany, USA and Switzerland finishing my residency in 1998. In the millenium I worked at the Dept of Urology, Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Returning to Vienna in 2001 I worked as a full faculty member in Vienna focusing on surgical urology, urooncology and andrology. I finished my thesis in 2003 and remained as a lecturer for urology at the Johannes Gutenberg University until 2006. Since 2009 I chair the Department of Urology at the Hanusch hospital.

Besides my clinical activities I published more than 80 peer reviewed publications, several book chapters and 2 books. Additionally I gave more than 100 presentations on national and international meetings. I am member of several national and international urologic associations, was an active member of the Guidelines Group on Urologic Trauma of the European Association of Urology Health Care from 2002-2011, of the scientific board oft he Ministry of Transit from 2008-2010 and Ministry of Health from 2013-2018. Besides that, I chaired the Austrian training committee of the Austrian Society of Urology from 2013-2017 and was an examiner of the international specialization examination (EBU). Since 2012 I am co editor of the News of the Austrian Society of Urology.



Univ. Prof. Dr. Sasan Hamzavi


Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology

Motto: Caring for and treating patients in the best possible way is my top priority.


Main Focus:

  • Ear reconstruction surgery
  • Stapes surgery
  • Auricular surgery
  • Mastoid and temporal bone surgery
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Nasal and sinus surgery
  • Cochlear implantation and other hearing implants
  • Children's ENT (newborn hearing screening)



Head of the otology department of the Head / Neck Institute in Evang. hospital.


Appointed as a "corresponding member" of the Austrian Society of Otolaryngology.


Head of audiology at the ENT clinic Vienna.

Head of the cochlear implant research group.

More than 50 publications in the renowned ENT journals.


Development and implementation of pitch / loudness scaling, patenting and sale to MedEl. Winner of the Science Award of the ENT Society 2006.
Winner "Researcher of the month" of the Medical University of Vienna January 2007.

2004 - 2006

Development of a new electrode for cochlear implant, international patenting, and sale to MedEl.


"Specialist for Otorhinolaryngology approval by the Austrian Medical Association.


Approbation from medical school of University of Vienna.


Studied medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna.



Professor Dr. Christoph Reisser


Former Director of the ENT Department at "Hanuschkrankenhaus der WGKK"
Former Medical Director of "Evangelisches Krankenhaus Wien" (Protestant Hospital Vienna)




As an experienced ear, nose and throat specialist and a specialist in ENT surgery, I am the physician of your choice when it comes to dealing with all your concerns about surgery. Whether it is about surgery of the larynx or about deafness or snoring issues, many problems can be solved as long as the cause was diagnosed correctly.


ENT Surgery

  • ENT surgery of the larynx / Adam's apple in Vienna

Most diseases of the larynx cause hoarseness and other voice changes.

  • Nasal surgery in Vienna by your ENT specialist

Surgery to improve breathing such as functional operations of the nasal septum or operations on the turbinates (nasal conchae) are carried out through the nostrils.

  • Use of laser – modern ENT surgery methods in Vienna

The CO2 laser is used in the tumour surgery on the pharynx and larynx to avoid any external damages of the neck.

  • ENT surgery in Vienna in case of bad hearing problems

In the middle ear and in the inner ear all technically feasible operations of hearing improvement and also the implantation of hearing aids can be performed.

  • Cosmetic ENT surgery / facial surgery / ear correction / eyelid surgery in Vienna

Cosmetic changes of the shape of the nose usually coincide with problems of the function of the nose. (Treatment of nasal obstruction can be combined with cosmetic changes).

  • Resolve your snoring problem with an ENT surgery in Vienna

Snoring usually develops in nocturnal mouth breathing caused by vibrations in the throat or gullet. If weight loss and sleep hygiene have been unsuccessful, the nasal breathing is improved or normalized (nasal septum correction, reduction of the turbinates) by the ENT surgery. The normalization of nasal breathing also eliminates the annoying nocturnal dry mouth.

  • ENT operations on salivary glands in Vienna

Tumours of the major salivary glands (parotid, submandibular or sublingual gland) can occasionally become malignant and should be surgically removed as soon as possible.

  • ENT surgery of the tear ducts in Vienna

Tears running down the cheek may be caused by narrowed or scarred lacrimal ducts as a result of inflammation in the nose or tear ducts.


Dr. Christoph Reisser in Vienna otolaryngology for children


As an otolaryngologist for children I pay special attention to the diseases and problems of my young patients. In extensive interviews with the children themselves as well as with their parents I do my best to diagnose the problems and to determine the right treatment.


Your ear, nose and throat doctor in Vienna ENT specialist


  • 1976 - 1982 Medical studies at the University of Vienna
  • 1982 - 1986 Training as a specialist in general medicine in Austria
  • 1986 - 1990 Specialist training for ENT in Hannover and Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1985, 1986, 1987 Research studies in Boston, USA (Harvard Medical School)
  • 1990 - 1994 Senior physician at the University ENT Clinic Heidelberg
  • 1994 - 2003 Chief Consultant at the University ENT Clinic Heidelberg
  • 1995 Post-doctoral lecture qualification in ear, nose and throat medicine, teaching as a professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg
  • 2003 - 2013 Chief of the ENT department at “Hanuschkrankenhaus”, Vienna
  • 2013 - 2017 Medical Director at “Evangelisches Krankenhaus Wien”, Vienna
  • 2013 - 2017 Head of Department of Head and Neck Diseases at “Evangelisches Krankenhaus Wien”, Vienna.




Dr. med. Gedeon Perneczky



My main area of expertise is the operative treatment of spinal diseases and tumors of the

central nervous system.



To determine the optimal therapy for each individual patient, close

collaboration with colleagues in related disciplines (physiotherapy, orthopedics,

interventional pain therapy, neurology) is essential. I have conducted well over 10

microscopic surgeries to date, currently at a rate of 300 interventions per year. Since 1986, I

have been taking appointments at my neurosurgical private practice in Vienna’s 12th district.




  • Cerebral vascular abnormalities: aneurysm
  • Cerebral vascular abnormalities: angioma
  • Tumors of the brain and spinal cord (CNS)
  • Endoscopic pituitary gland surgery


  • Disc prolapse
  • Spinal canal narrowing (vertebrostenosis)
  • Stabilization surgery
  • Peripheral neurosurgery



At a time when medical technologies are advancing by leaps and bounds, holistic care

becomes all the more important. Only who takes the time can deliver optimal treatment. My

aim is not to “doctor” diagnostic findings and medical imaging, but to determine the best

course of action in light of the patient’s clinical symptoms and medical history.

Minimally invasive surgery

Astonishing technological innovations have made possible minimally invasive surgical

interventions in both the brain and the spine. This method, it should be noted, is not primarily

aimed at the smallest possible opening but serves to protect the more sensitive, deep-set

structures of the nervous system. The key to a successful operation is to strike a balance

between the optimal technique and a personal approach adapted to the individual patient.




Dr. Peri Bergmann-Caucig


Dermatology,Genereal Dermatology,Allergies,Operative Dermatology,Childhood Illnesses




Dr. Bergmann-Caucig studied medicine at the University of Vienna and began her

education as a medical specialist in dermatology at the university clinic in Mainz,

Germany. In 2009 she completed her education at the University Clinic of Berlin,

“Charité”, under the supervision of Professor Stery. In addition to gaining clinical

experience with patients during her basic scientific research she also participated in

numerous scientific studies and leading international conferences.

On Dr. Bergmann-Caucig’s return to Vienna, she opened her private clinical practice as a

dermatologist, which she is modernizing and expanding since then.

Dr. Bergmann-Caucig has a wide breadth of medical experience as a private dermatologist

and is also affiliated doctor in Rudolfinerhaus Private Hospital in Vienna’s prestigious

19th district.



Our goal is improvement of your skin through safe and modern medical cosmetics.

Through the latest and efficient treatments we aim to enhance the natural beauty of your


By analysing your skin through a specialist device, we can eliminate any subjective

perceptions and deliver an objective analysis. In a consultation with you afterwards we

will concentrate together on the most relevant medical cosmetic options for your skin.


Your skin is unique as you are! We respect this fact and before undertaking any treatment

through our competent, fully trained and enthusiastic skincare professionals we will

discuss individual treatment options and skin programs with you. Therefore your skincare

program corresponds to your unique requirements.


Your skin is your visiting card! A beautiful complexion not only increases your self-

confidence but also your sense of well-being which in turn highlights your natural beauty.




Dr. Lukas Brandner

  • Specialist in trauma surgery
  • Specialist in minimally invasive knee and shoulder surgery
  • Specialist in sports and joint quality
  • Emergency doctor
  • Founder and medical director of Sportmedic



Dr. Brandner is an expert when it comes to  minimally invasive injuries of sports and fracture treatments.

Another focus relies on the treatment of meniscus and cruciate ligament injuries.

Due to his expertise, Dr Lukas is a medical consultant for many professional athletes and national teams


Dr. Brandner is team doctor of:

  • Austrian Ski Association
  • Beach volleyball vice world champion Doppler / Horst
  • National beach volleyball team
  • Vienna's capitals
  • National volleyball team
  • Badminton national team
  • Various football clubs and much more



Range of services

  • Clinical examination, diagnostics (MRI, CT, X-ray, laboratory ...
  • Therapy, operations are carried out in the Rudolfinerhaus private hospital
  • Knee (cruciate ligament, meniscus, cartilage, deformity, arthrosis ...)
  • Shoulder (instability, rotator cuff, impingement, SLAP ...)
  • Hand (nerve congestion syndrome, tendon pull, overloads, arthrosis ...)
  • Cancellation (hallux, hammer toe, achilles tendon problems, arthrosis, malpositions ...)
  • Hip (arthrosis, impingement ...)
  • Ankle (impingement, osteoarthritis, instance ...)
  • Broken bones (surgical and conservative treatment)
  • Internal medicine, cardiology (cardiac ultrasound, EKG ...)
  • Traditional medical medicine
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Physiotherapy and Osteopathy




Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schöniger-Hekele

Specialist in internal medicine, additional specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital).

Head of endoscopy at Vienna General Hospital

Many years of experience as a senior physician in the department of gastroenterology and hepatology


Endoscopic examinations of stomach and colon

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)
  • Endosonography


  • Polypectomy in stomach or colon
  • Removal of gallstones from the bile duct using ERCP method
  • Gastritis, Helicobacter pylory infection
  • Reflux
  • Diagnosis of pancreatic tumors
  • Clarification of unclear liver values
  • Diagnosis and therapy of liver diseases
  • Liver cirrhosis and its complications ( ascites, varicose veins in the esophagus, fatigue and power loss,….)
  • Clarification of jaundice.
  • Liver cancer
  • Viral hepatitis ( hepatitis B and C)
  • Immunological diseases of liver (autoimmune hepatitis, PBC, PSC,…)
  • Anemia and iron overload diseases (haemochromatosis), M.Wilson
  • Nonalcoholic and alcoholic liver diseases (NASH, ASH)
  • Post liver transplantation care
  • Pancreatic diseases (cysts, tumors, acute and chronic pancreatitis)
  • Diagnosis and therapy of stomach and colon diseases
  • Diarrhea 




Studied medicine at the University of Vienna

Dissertation entitled "Prevalence of hepatitis G virus infection in alcohol-abuse patients with and without cirrhosis"


Research assistant at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Specialist training in internal medicine


Specialisation in gastroenterology and hepatology

Habilitation thesis entitled "VIENNA SURVIVAL MODEL for HCC (VISUM-HCC) as a new survival model for hepatocellular carcinoma in Austria - Influence of molecular-biological, liver and tumour-associated markers".

Additional subject for gastroenterology and hepatology (2009)

Additional subject for intensive medicine (2011)

Numerous original works, abstracts, prizes and lectures at national and international conferences and congresses.


Private hospitals:


Döbling private clinic





Dr. Philipp Sabanas


Holistic health care means saving time and effort: With a primary care doctor, you only need to make one appointment to discuss any variety of health issues you might be experiencing, whether physical, mental or emotional.



Invested in providing meaningful, relationship-centred care, Dr. Sabanas seeks to understand his patients' specific life circumstances in his development of effective and thorough treatment plans. Knowledgeable and approachable, his fields of expertise are in primary care medicine and family medicine, as well as in preventive and emergency medicine.

"An important part of my philosophy is to prioritise my patients, taking all the time they need and employing openness, patience and understanding in describing their condition and the best course of therapy to alleviate and remedy their ailments."


Why choose
Primary Care Doctor?

What is a Primary Care Physician? Your doctor makes the first point of contact with undiagnosed health concerns as well as undertakes the continuing care of various medical conditions.

Holistic health care means saving time and effort: With a primary care doctor, you only need to make one appointment to discuss any variety of health issues you might be experiencing, whether physical, mental or emotional.

Managing chronic diseases successfully: Scheduling regular visits and performing routine tests are two ways your doctor can help you to better monitor a chronic illness.

High level of comfort, e.g. via house visits: Choosing a primary care doctor you trust is the first step. The next step is scheduling regular appointments, such that you can discuss your concerns and overall health.

Doctor knows your health history, and identifies health issues early: Routine visits with your primary care provider not only maintain your comfort level, but also help establish your health history. Knowledge of your medical history as well as your family health history is imperative for the prevention of disease and also helps your doctor catch early symptoms of dangerous conditions in time.

Reduced frequency of hospital and ER visits – the most up-to-date research shows that patients who regularly visit their primary care physicians have fewer hospital and emergency visits than those who do not employ primary care.



OA Dr. Beate Stocker

  • Breast surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • Hernia, umbilical hernia, abdominal wall hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Preventive checkup (Gastroskopy, colonoskopy)


Surgical operations are performed where possible and appropriate minimally invasive (keyhole surgery)

You can be treated by me Wilhelminenspital or Rudolfinerhaus.


About me

At the age of 23 I have became a medical doctor and begun my education as a surgeon. At the age of 30 I was one of the youngest specialists in Austria

 During my education as a specialist, I have had an opportunity to perform a big amount of operations and gather a great experience.

1987 I was asked to build up a Breast ambulatory at the Wilhelminenspital. Since then I am a head of it. Since 2011 we are a certified Breast Health Center.



Abdominal surgery includes a wide spectrum. Beside the routine surgeries such as

Appendectomy, removal of the gallbladder and hernias, I perform also large surgeries – tumor surgeries on abdomen, colon and pancreas (if possible laparoscopically)



Diseases of a woman‘s breast are a heavy burden for the patients. As a woman, I am well aware of what I am talking about.

Woman are feared to be defaced after the surgery. Thanks God in the most of cases these fears are left in the past. About 70 per cent of all the surgeries today are being performed breast preserving, mostly with a very good cosmetic result.



The best prevention to avoid the colon cancer is a colonoscopy.

Almost all the colon cancers result out of the polyps. If they are recognized and removed in an early stage, the disease has no chances.

This examination is considered to be unpleasant, but you have nothing to fear: colonoscopy and gastroscopy are being performed under twilight sleep and is completely painless.




Dr. Johann Jagenbrein




Orthopedic surgery

Sports orthopedics


                                             Operational focus:


Knee arthroscopy & knee prosthetics 

all arthroscopic interventions


- Cartilage

 - Meniscus

- Ligament injuries

 - all arthroscopic interventions including meniscus-preserving meniscal sutures


In the clinics in which I perform surgical procedure, only tried and tested prostheses of the last generation are used. In order to achieve the best possible result, it is important to me to analyse the preoperative X-ray image exactly and to use the data obtained for the precise planning of the operation. All operations I perform are explained in detail to the patient and any risks are  discussed.



- artificial hip joint (cementless)



- finger jerking - nerve constrictions (carpal tunnel syndrome)



- Hallux valgus - hammer toes - Morton's neuroma (neural growth) - metatarsalgias



- arthroscopic interventions (removal of calcium, bursa removal, etc.)


                                                 Conservative focus


all infiltration techniques (pain therapy)



 Self-blood therapy

Since spring 2012, I have also been offering autologous blood infiltration in my ordination. Approx. 15 ml of blood are taken from the patient, separated into two phases in a centrifuge, and the phase rich in growth factors is injected into the affected joint or body region for cartilage or tissue regeneration. No other substances are added to the blood. Three to five injections are recommended.


The most common indications are:


- Arthrosis of the large joints

- Sports injuries (muscle and tendon injuries)

- Tendon attachment problems such as heel spurs and tennis elbow


More and more scientific studies confirm the good results of this new form of therapy. After injuries, the regeneration time can be significantly reduced with the help of this method.


Shock wave

I have been using and appreciating this successful form of therapy since 1998. As one of the first users in Austria, I can draw on a wealth of experience.


 The shock wave is an excellent method of therapy for:

- Calcareous shoulder

- tennis elbow

- muscle injuries

- changes in the attachment of tendons

- Achilles tendon pain and irritation

- patellar tip syndrome



Infant ultrasound


In the first week of life, the necessary ultrasound examinations are usually carried out in the hospital, between the 6th and 8th week of life another ultrasound examination is necessary. You can also have this carried out in my ordination.



More conservative treatments


- Osteopathy

- Neural therapy

- Infiltration therapy

 - Chirotherapy



Professional deposits


In direct dialogue with the orthopedic technician - he will also come to my practice at your appointment and I will develop your insole together with him. The exact analysis of the gait pattern and the foot problem then results in your personal insole, which is adjusted in my practice together with the orthopedic technician.


Curriculum vitae


During my studies I was a member of the Austrian junior national team in athletics. Ball, discus, spear, triple jump and decathlon were my disciplines. After my training, I continued to look after the team as a sports doctor and also as a trainer at club level. I also know from personal experience which view and which orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists are selected.

1985 Medical studies Completion of medical studies

Since 1990 team doctor of the Austrian Athletics Association (Multisport)

1992 Sports doctor diploma, ius Prakticandi

1995-2007 Specialist in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery Establishment and management of the orthopedic sports clinic of the Herz Jesu KH, deputy head of the orthopedic department of the Herz Jesu KH, additive subject for sports orthopedics

1996 Specialist Association of Ordination, all health insurance contracts, foundation of the Sports Doctors Forum


Additional training


Additive subject for sports orthopedics

ÖAK(Austrian Academy of Physicians) for manual medicine

Death sonography

Small parts of sonography including shoulder sonography

Osteopathy-Dipolm of the ÖGMM(Austrian Society for Medical Mycology)

Orthopedic pain therapy from the BVO(Professional Association of Orthopedists)

Sports doctor diploma

All courses for neural therapy

Extracorporeal radial shock wave therapy

Shoulder internship at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital London, Prof. Dr. Bayley



Austrian Society for orthopedics and orthop. Surgery (ÖGO)

German Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology (DGOT)

Society for Orthopedic Traumatological Sports Medicine (GOTS)

Austrian Society for Manual Medicine


Advanced training

15.01.2014 Orthopedic quality circle on the topic of "The latest findings in osteoporosis"

09.05. Orthopedic trauma training in Bad Harbach

11.06.2014 Orthopedic quality circle on the topic of "conservative and operative therapy for shoulder injuries"


Quality circle - Report of the orthopedic special outpatient departments of the University Clinic for Orthopedics, Vienna General Hospital

24.10 to 25.10.2014 Climbing symposium in the climbing hall Marswiese with practical exercises on the climbing wall


Lectures & main topics

Sports orthopedics

Endoprosthesis and sport

Arthritis in sports and their conservative and surgical treatment

ACL plastic using press fit technology

Therapy of hallux valgus

News from cartilage research

Stress fracture

First aid and therapy for sports injuries

Muscular imbalances: diagnosis and therapy

Introduction to sports medicine and exercise physiology

The bone bruise

Basic principles of training theory

Diet and exercise

Increasing the training load by improving recreation

Principles of strength training



Ao. Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Winkler


• Inflammation, also with interdisciplinary assessment / diagnosis and therapy


• All infections

• Lyme disease

• Clarification / assessment of unclear physical complaints

• Tropical medicine



has worked for many years as senior physician at the department of Infections and Tropical Medicine at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine I in the Vienna General Hospital. His work is characterized by many years of clinical experience in all areas of internal medicine with  focus on infections, inflammatory diseases and a wide variety of febrile conditions. Here he aims to carry out a  diagnostic clarification in order to avoid unnecessary and possibly risky examinations and therapies.

In order to increase the diagnostic and therapeutic certainty, Prof. Winkler in some cases takes a very conscious step towards interdisciplinary consideration of the patient's complaints, which is guaranteed by the Operngasse medical community. The patient is the focus of the efforts of experienced, long-term clinically active specialists from the most important areas of internal medicine, such as hematology / oncology (Prim. Prof. Leopold Öhler), as well as rheumatology (Doz. Daniel Aletaha).


As a doctor he places great importance to a detailed medical history ("anamnesis") and an accurate clinical examination. Based on this, further diagnostic or therapeutic steps are carried out if necessary. Often, however, a clear picture of the causes of the complaints emerges after a single conversation or after discussing existing findings. This interpretation of the findings requires a great deal of clinical experience, which Prof. Winkler has acquired through his work in laboratory medicine and in collaboration with many other medical disciplines. Findings on borrelia, chlamydia, other infectious agents as well as on various immunological and inflammation-related parameters are typical examples of this. For an infectiologist with experience in tropical medicine, this also includes illnesses that acquired while traveling or are less common in our latitudes (from malaria, dengue, various parasitosis to familial ones



Prim. Univ.-Doz. Dr. Udo Zifko


Specialist in neurology and psychiatry

Additional subject: geriatrics


Head of the Department of Neurology in the Evangelical Hospital, 1180 Vienna

Neurophysiological outpatient department in the Döbling outpatient clinic

Habilitation to Univ. Lecturer 1996 on neurological aspects of respiratory disorders

Stay abroad in 1995 at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

Winner of numerous international and national science awards



Diagnosis and treatment of the following clinical pictures:


Brain diseases:

  •  Stroke
  •  Multiple sclerosis
  • Migraine / Headache
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Epilepsy,
  • Parkinson’s disease


Diseases of the spine / Spinal cord:

  • Disc disease
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal (vertebral stenosis)
  • Chron. Back pain



Diseases of the nerves and muscles:

  •  Polyneuropathies
  •  Nerve constrictions (e.g .: carpal tunnel syndrome)
  •  Nerve pain and neuralgia
  •  Restless Legs Syndrome
  •  Myasthenia gravis
  •  Myopathies


Mental illnesses:

Depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, burnout syndrome, etc.


Special services:

• NLG, EMG & EEG diagnostics in the ordination or in the outpatient department for neurophysiology in the Döbling outpatient clinic

• Organization of outpatient examinations and inpatient treatments


Areas of activity

  •      Head of the Department of Neurology, Evangelical Hospital Vienna
  •      Court sworn expert
  •      Expert opinions on behalf of the court
  •      Assessments on behalf of insurance companies and lawyers
  •      Private appraisals only in exceptional cases after consultation
  •      Organization of scientific meetings



Trade publications:

  •  Atlas of neuromuscular diseases - a practical guideline
  • The carpal tunnel syndrome - diagnosis and therapy
  • Neruology of breathing

Lay publications:

  •      Poly-neuropathy
  •      Healthy brain
  •      Smart head and good nerves
  •      Migraine
  •      brain food
  •      Alimenta Tu Cerebro
  •      Carpal tunnel syndrome



Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hannes Kaufmann

Specialist in internal medicine

Specialist in hematology and internal oncology



Dr. Hannes Kaufmann studied at the medical faculty in Vienna and received his doctorate in 2000

with a dissertation on the diagnosis of malignant effusions in serous body cavities.

He completed his training as a specialist in internal medicine and subsequently for the additive subject oncology and hematology at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine, Vienna General Hospital.


  • In 2008 he moved to the Wilhelminenspital as a senior physician at the 1st Medical Department, Center for Oncology and Hematology.


  • 2009: Teaching thesis in Internal Medicine


  • From 2013, Dr. Kaufmann took over the oncology and hematology department at the Rudolfstiftung Hospital in Vienna


  • Since May 1, 2018, Dr. Kaufmann is Head of Department of the 3rd Medical Department Center Oncology and Hematology in Klinik Favoriten and additional since 2019 Klinik Landstraße


He is the author of numerous scientific publications and a member of several national and

international specialist societies












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Prim. Prof. Dr. Marcus Säemann


Internist, nephrologist, diabetes specialist




Areas of expertise

  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Hypertension - high blood pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Kidney transplant
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis


Medical activities - training

  • Head of the 6th Medical Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at the Ottakring Clinic (formerly Wilhelminenspital)
  •  Senior physician at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Clinical Department for Nephrology, General Hospital / Medical University of Vienna
  •  Specialist in internal medicine 
  •  Specialist in nephrology
  •  Specialist in intensive care medicine
  •  Habilitation in internal medicine
  • Post-doctoral training and dissertation at the Institute for Immunology, University of Vienna


Teaching and training activities

Since 2017 professor of nephrology at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna (SFU,

At the Medical University, supervision of a large number of doctoral and diploma students, as well as providing a number of lectures (internal medicine, PhD programs, etc.).

Regular lectures nationally and internationally on diverse topics related to nephrology, including diabetic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, etc.

Together with colleagues, 2007 establishment of the Austrian advanced training platform R.E.N. on the entire spectrum of kidney diseases.

Gemeinsam mit Kollegen 2007 Etablierung der österreichische Fortbildungsplattform R.E.N. zum gesamten Spektrum der Nierenkrankheiten.



  • 2010 - Board member of the Austrian Society for Nephrology
  • 2008 - Austrian Diabetes Society
  • 2006 - Austrian Society for Internal Medicine
  • 2003 - European Society of Organ Transplantation
  • 2003 - International Society of Organ Transplantation
  • 2002 - German Society for Nephrology
  • 1999 - Austrian Society for Transfusion, Genetics and Transplantation
  • 1998-2004 - American Society of Immunology
  • 1995 - Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunologist, ÖGAI (Secretary 2007-2010)