Dr. Oskar C. Aszmann, born in Vienna, Austria. After a two year excursion into philosophy and biology Dr. Aszmann entered Medical School at the medical faculty of the University of Vienna.
From the very outset he discovered his love for anatomy. Early on he enrolled as tutor and scientific assistant at the Department of Anatomy and Cell biology with a major interest in neuroanatomy. The entrance into the fascinating world of plastic and reconstructive surgery he found via the fascinating subject of peripheral nerve reconstruction by Prof. Hanno Millesi. He went on to receive part of his training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he learned the trade of peripheral nerve surgery from Prof. Lee Dellon and the basic science of peripheral nerve regeneration from Prof. Thomas Brushart.
He then joined the Division of Plastic Surgery in Vienna, Austria in 1998 where he now holds the position of Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Both his research and clinical focus have always been peripheral nerve reconstruction and extremity/hand rehabilitation. Since 2006 he has entered a close collaboration with the company Otto Bock to explore the possibilities and limits of bionic reconstruction which has now led to the establishment of a Center for Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. This Center has at its core interest the recovery and rehabilitation patients with impaired extremity function.
This goal is accomplished with a wide variety of surgical techniques of neuromuscular reconstruction alone or in combination with complex mechatronic devices.