Expert*innen

The heads of our clinical divisions are primarily tenured professors or proven experts in their fields at the Medical University of Graz who pool their scientific competence in studies, research and patient care. Their statements provide insight into the specializations of their divisions.

Philipp Metnitz

Philipp Metnitz, General Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine

"The Division of General Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine provides cutting-edge medicine. At the same time, we find it important to focus on the human quality of our actions and to communicate with our patients on an equal footing."

Wolfgang Toller

Wolfgang Toller, Anaesthesiology for Cardiovascular Surgery and Intensive Care Medicine

"We provide our patients with care in the areas of anesthesiology, intensive care medicine and pain therapy with the goal of great specialist competence, safety and humanity."

Andreas Sandner-Kiesling

Andreas Sandner-Kiesling, Special Anaesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Medicine

"Our goal is that patients with acute and chronic pain receive modern, individualized care and treatment. We achieve this through a great amount of networking of evidence, education, research and interdisciplinary cooperation at the international level."

Hans-Jörg Mischinger

Hans-Jörg Mischinger, General Surgery

"Up-to-date surgery that reflects academic research requires a great amount of transdisciplinary knowledge and interdisciplinarity. It is of fundamental importance to make medical decisions at the right time according to ethical principles and in the interests of the patients."

Tina Cohnert

Tina Ulrike Cohnert, Vascular Surgery

"Our goals are to provide patient-oriented treatment according to the latest scientific findings and to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration in both clinical practice and research. We especially hope to pass on clinical experience and an enthusiasm for research to our students."

Daniel Zimpfer

Daniel Zimpfer, Cardiac surgery

"Through high-quality research in combination with research-led teaching, we guarantee innovative and scientifically based patient care: Your heart is in good hands!"

Lars Kamolz

Lars-Peter Kamolz, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

"Our goal is to provide modern patient-oriented and evidence-based plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and networked and high-quality research and education in the interests of our patients and society."

Freyja-Maria Smolle-Jüttner

Freyja-Maria Smolle-Jüttner, Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery

"Top quality in medicine involves conducting a constant scientific analysis of the status quo, taking up problems and developing creative approaches to solving them. Our mission is to live according to this maxim every day for our patients and pass it on to our students."

Peter Schemmer

Peter Schemmer, Transplantation Surgery

"We see our patients not just as a composition of their individual organs, some of which are diseased, but rather as complex and unique individuals. The modern therapies for these patients must be understood as being multiprofessional and personalized according to the biopsychosocial concept."

Herbert Fluhr

Herbert Fluhr, Obstetrics

"My team and I see modern fertility treatment, innovative prenatal medicine and comprehensive obstetrics as connected with empathetic and individual attention as well as the greatest professional competence. We have great respect for the miracle of the emergence of a human life."

Karl Tamussino

Karl Tamussino, Gynaecology

"We are dedicated to providing holistic care for women with diseases of the genital tract and the breast and approach our patients with professional competence, team spirit, empathy and commitment."

Dietmar Thurnher

Dietmar Thurnher, General Otorhinolaryngology

"Our goal is holistic care for patients at the highest academic level according to the latest findings from research and teaching."

Markus Gugatschka

Markus Gugatschka, Phoniatrics

"As our most important means of communication, the voice has a special significance in a modern service-based economy. How to maintain its health and resilience as long as possible is the aim of much of our clinical work and research.”

Thomas Pieber

Thomas Pieber, Endocrinology and Diabetology

"Patient well-being is at the heart of our work. Through innovative patient care, excellent teaching and training and high-quality research, we continue to develop and thus provide our patients cutting-edge medicine."

Peter Fickert

Peter Fickert, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

"Our goal is to sustainably develop and guarantee excellent clinical care that is based on outstanding teaching and research. All our efforts focus on the human being, whether a student, an employee or a patient."

Hildegard Greinix

Hildegard Greinix, Haematology

"Our goal is innovative, excellent patient-oriented hematology with individualized treatment strategies and networked, internationally competitive research and education in the interests of our patients and society."

Robert Krause

Robert Krause, Infectious Diseases

"The goal of the Division of Infectious Diseases is to treat patients with infectious diseases professionally and according to the latest scientific findings. Research and interdisciplinarity guarantee the most up-to-date and best care." 

Andreas Zirlik

Andreas Zirlik, Cardiology

"'One stop cardiac medicine' overcomes traditional boundaries between disciplines and thrives at the intersection of caring treatment, comprehensive teaching and cutting-edge university research. It embodies the synthesis of evidence-based and personalized medicine."

Alexander Rosenkranz

Alexander Rosenkranz, Nephrology

"We see ourselves as an academic institution that is dedicated to providing the population with nephrology care and evidence-based treatment of kidney diseases. Research and education are the pillars of modern academic medicine according to the new Graz Medical School."

Philipp Jost

Philipp Jost, Oncology

"The Division of Oncology team cares for cancer patients according to a holistic approach. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures along with molecular approaches are just as important as psycho-oncological care and palliative medicine in an interdisciplinary environment."

Horst Olschewski

Horst Olschewski, Pulmonology

"Since 2005 the Division of Pulmonology has become established as an important organ subspeciality within internal medicine and cares for its patients in cooperation with the divisions responsible for thoracic surgery, radiology, pathology, radiation therapy, pediatrics, etc. Furthermore, clinical and basic research enriches the research environment of Med Uni Graz."

Jens Thiel

Jens Thiel, Rheumatology and Immunology

"Rheumatological-immunological diseases are highly complex. With top university research, motivated teaching and the highest clinical commitment, we are laying the foundations to treat these diseases in the best possible way now and in the future."

Barbara Plecko-Startinig

Barbara Plecko-Startinig, General Paediatrics

"Our goal is to implement innovative diagnostics and new therapeutic procedures. We are committed to the biopsychosocial model and create a basis for joint decision-making in medical consultations."

Martin Benesch

Martin Benesch, Paediatric Haematology/Oncology

"In a time of extreme stress, we give patients a sense of safety and confidence. Our research achievements help advance state-of-the-art treatment, and as teachers, we pass on our knowledge directly to our students."

Andreas Gamillscheg

Andreas Gamillscheg, Paediatric Cardiology

"As a team in a competence center for pediatric cardiology, we strive to provide our young patients with optimal care based on current clinical research and to follow our guiding principle in teaching."

Berndt Urlesberger

Berndt Urlesberger, Neonatology

"The quality of neonatal medicine decides the fate of a child's entire life and is the most important factor in determining the infant mortality rate. Achieving good quality of life is only possible with a highly specialized team."

Ernst Eber

Ernst Eber, Paediatric Pulmonology and Allergology

"We stand for modern, evidence-based and patient-oriented pediatric pulmonology and allergology alongside future-oriented research and education."

Christian Enzinger

Christian Enzinger, General Neurology

"People with neurological diseases are torn from their daily lives. They need comprehensive multimodal and holistic treatment. We strive to restore their autonomy while taking into account medical, cognitive, psychological and social aspects."

Reinhold Schmidt

Reinhold Schmidt, Neurogeriatrics

"Elderly people with neurological disease require multimodal and holistic treatment and care. This care must address medical as well as functional, psychological, cognitive and social aspects of the disease in order to achieve the greatest autonomy and best reintegration of the patients entrusted to us." 

Isabel Böge

Isabel Böge, Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapeutische Medizin

"Jedes Kind, jeder Jugendliche, der eine neue Perspektive durch unsere Behandlung erhält und so mit Zuversicht und Mut in sein Leben geht, gibt uns zurück, was wir in Klinik, Lehre und Forschung investieren."

Eva Maria Reininghaus

Eva Maria Reininghaus, Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine

"Mental illness is the main cause of reduced quality of life and has a significant impact on life expectancy. The prevention and treatment of mental disorders is fundamentally important since the number of people affected is steadily increasing. For example, depression is one of the most common illnesses worldwide."

Michael Fuchsjäger

Michael Fuchsjäger, General Radiology

"We see what others do not see."

Erich Sorantin

Erich Sorantin, Paediatric Radiology

"Children are not small adults."

Reingard Aigner

Reingard Aigner, Nuclear Medicine

"In line with our mission statement, our goal is to constantly put the healing effect of radiation into practice in cutting-edge medicine, research and teaching. We act to provide our patients with the highest quality care supported by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 31000/ONR 49000ff."

Hannes Deutschmann

Hannes Deutschmann, Neuroradiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

"We work and conduct research in one of the most exciting medical fields. The interaction between cutting-edge imaging procedures and minimally invasive treatment methods makes it possible to take a holistic approach to diagnostics and therapy for our patients."

Norbert Jakse

Norbert Jakse, Oral Surgery and Orthodontics

"In the spirit of holistic medical care, we work together with other dental and medical disciplines to provide our patients with interdisciplinary treatment in oral surgery as well as orthodontics. Continuously integrated innovative research projects ensure outstanding expertise in patient care and education." 

Wolfgang Zemann

Wolfgang Zemann, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

"Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a highly interdisciplinary field that finds its clinical and scientific home at the interface where medicine meets dentistry. Innovative research projects, high-quality education and a wealth of clinical experience provide the basis for top-level patient care." 

Martin Lorenzoni

Martin Lorenzoni, Restorative Dentistry, Peridontology and Prosthodontics

"In the spirit of holistic medical care, we work together with other dental and medical disciplines to provide our patients with interdisciplinary treatment in restorative dentistry, peridontology and prosthodontics. Continuously integrated innovative research projects ensure outstanding expertise in patient care and education."