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University Departments of the Medical University of Vienna

The 27 University Departments at Vienna General Hospital are filled with medical staff from MedUni Vienna.

The physicians at Vienna General Hospital are employees of MedUni Vienna and indirectly financed by the Federal Government. In addition to their activity as employees in Departmental operations, they also have a research assignment at the Medical University. Their knowledge of the latest treatment options and the most innovative academic trends are thereby always up-to-date. Employees in the Care and Administrative Division on the other hand are employees of the City of Vienna. 


Research, Teaching & Patient Care in Balance

The 27 University Departments and three Departmental Institutes of MedUni Vienna are unique in particular because of their large and diverse resources, the high patient volume and the accumulation of first-class experts from medicine and related academic disciplines. 

Routine hospital operations require a large share of the time capacities of MedUni Vienna doctors at Vienna General Hospital. The “University Medicine Vienna 2020” Project allows for even greater use of the synergies from a joint operation of MedUni Vienna and the General Hospital.

The University Departments in numbers

Departmental data of Vienna General Hospital (AKH) for 2015 reveal the immense medical performance of the facility each year:

  • 1,603 doctors at Vienna General Hospital
  • 106,869 inpatient treatments
  • 539,611 outpatient cases
  • 53,174 operations

The core tasks of research, teaching and medical care are organised in 30 University Departments or Departmental Institutes and 13 Medical Theory Centers. 

They can be subdivided into the following organisational units:

  • 27 University Departments
  • 3 Clinical Institutes
  • 8 Centers
  • 4 Clinical Departments

The 27 individual University Departments

There are 27 University Departments at MedUni Vienna. They not only serve patient care, but also as a training center for future doctors from MedUni Vienna: based on the principle of “Bedside Teaching” students of Medicine and Dental Medicine are included in clinical routine.