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"Adjunct professor" is an honorary title which is awarded to outstanding people who are closely connected to MedUni Vienna. As a result, MedUni Vienna consolidates its research excellence, strengthens its worldwide network and crafts international cooperation.

Adjunct Professor

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

(alphabetical list)


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Marek Babjuk

Marek Babjuk

Department of Urology

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

I cooperate for many years with professor Shahrokh Shariat, chairman of Urological Department. We have both the same scientific interest, which si the management of urothelial tumours. We met already during hist stay in USA and conntacts dramatically improved after his comeback to Vienna. We are both members of the Guidelines panel on Non.muscle invasive Bladder Cancer of European Association of Urology (EAU), participate on many research projects and publish together several papers. Professor Shariat built in MedUni prestigious urological department with enormous extent of scientific activities and fantastic young team. For me it is always a pleasure to come to Vienna for joint meetings or lectures.

MedUni is for me symbiosis of historical tradition connected with names like Van Swieten, Rokitansky or Landsteiner and modern progressive Medical School. Historically, Vienna represents a natural intelectual center of Central European Region and the bridge between Eastern and Western Europe.
Department of Urology is today wanderful demonstration of this connecting role. There is no doubt, that it improves the quality of patients´ management and efficacy of research activities in the whole region.

Frank Bretz

Frank Bretz

Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

Innovative statistical and data science approaches addressing the emerging challenges in the analysis of routine as well as clinical trial data are essential to foster medical progress and support policy making. With this in mind, the Medical University of Vienna brought together several hundred quantitative scientists from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies in 2017 under the theme "Quantifying Life. Advancing Research. Enabling Decisions". I will always remember the lively scientific discussions with colleagues from all over the world as well as the social program, including the welcome reception at the Great Ball Room of Vienna’s city hall and an open-ended session at a local "Heurigen".

As one of the oldest medical schools in the world, it is my honor to serve as an Adjunct Professor at the Medical University of Vienna. For more than 15 years I have been collaborating with its Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, one of the leading centers for medical statistics in the world and the 'birthplace' of modern adaptive clinical trial designs. It is a wonderful place where I have benefitted so much in the past that I look to continue my engagement with the entire team around Martin Posch and Franz König.

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David Chambers

 Center for Biomedical Research

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

I was very proud and honoured to be conferred an Adjunct Professorship at the Medical University of Vienna in 2016, under the auspices of Professor Bruno Podesser, who is Professor of the Center for Biomedical Research. Professor Podesser and I have been collaborators for many years in respect of our mutual interest in myocardial protection during cardiac surgery. Our collaboration was particularly important when I was able to arrange for some large animal studies in Professor Podesser’s facility to extend my studies into the development of a novel cardioplegic solution (using small animal experiments) into more clinically relevant studies in large animals that confirmed the protective capabilities of this novel solution and allowed me to successfully obtain funding and approval to conduct a ‘first-in-man’ clinical study that will be conducted at St Thomas’ Hospital.

 The Medical University of Vienna is one of the leading universities in Biomedical Research, and it is of significant importance for me to have an association with the University, with Professor Podesser and with the students and staff in his group. I hope to continue our collaboration and my association with the University for many years to come.

Frank A. Chervenak

 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Adjunct Professor: since 2020

Professor Peter Husslein and I received the Humes Visiting Professorship Award from the American Austrian Foundation in 2002 years ago at the Official Residence of the United States Ambassador to Austria.  This presaged many years of academic collaboration that continues to this day, including educational activities led by Christian Dadak and research activities led by Alex Farr. 

The doctors of the Medical University of Vienna are true professionals in the best sense of the word.  They represent the breadth and depth of obstetrics and gynecology.  It is invigorating to work with this wonderful department as an adjunct professor.  I look forward to fruitful collaborations in the years to come.

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George Dangas

 Department of Medicine II

Adjunct Professor: since 2020

Active collaboration with fellows and faculty of the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna on Cardiology research subjects has always been dynamic, inspiring and fruitful.

I associate with the Cardiology Division of MedUWien. The academic rigor and clinical acumen of the Cardiology and Heart Surgery faculty of the Medical University of Vienna and the very animated debate of cutting edge aspects of coronary as well las heat valve therapies is next to none.  I feel very much privileged to be part and I am happy to see the students, trainees and faculty make up a great educational and research environment.

Hartmut Derendorf

Department of Clinical Pharmacology

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

I first met my colleagues from the MedUni Vienna at a world conference in Buenos Aires in 1996 and have been in close collaboration with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology ever since. I thoroughly enjoyed many conferences on microdialysis and infectious diseases in Vienna with festive dinners in the Hofburg and the Pallazo Pallavicini, home of the Third Man.

 The Medical University of Vienna is one of the leading Centers for Biomedical Research in the World. I am particularly honored and excited to be affiliated with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology which I consider the premier academic institution for drug research in Europe. I am particularly impressed by the large number of experimental studies that are performed in this Department that help to streamline the development of new drugs and help to bring efficacious medications to patients faster and at a lower cost. The Medical University of Vienna has managed to establish a mutually beneficial balance of basic sciences, clinical studies and patient care.   It houses outstanding facilities, a multi-disciplinary faculty and includes one of the largest hospitals in Europe. The researchers are internationally highly respected, and the University is ranked very highly. These activities do not only give great international visibility to the University, but also to the city of Vienna and all of Austria.

Andreas Du Bois

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

My moment of the MedUni Vienna started much earlier than my first visit. Prof. Kölbl and myself were neighbors when he was the Ordinarius of Gynecology in Mainz and started already a friendly cooperation within several clinical studies. When I founded the AGO Study group Germany and started  several international clinical trials Austria was missing at those early years. I tried to support the Austrian colleagues when they built their own AGO study group and got into contact with colleagues in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna - Prof. Alexander Reinthaler being the most prominent partner through these years. We started cooperation in several clinical trials including our early surgical studies. Vienna became a partner and friend-institution then with several meetings and presentations both here and there.  A rememberance of the great history of the Vienna University was the honour to receive the AGO Austrian Wertheim Award in 2006, a prize named after one of the greatest Gynecological Oncologists of the World - and of Vienna. A special momentum came when I gave my talk about ovarian cancer within the CCC grand rounds in the Jugendstilhörsaal, a place where probably Wertheim had also taught colleagues and students. Although it has been renovated completely, I could merely feel the spirit of great and inspirational leaders in our field of medicine, such as Ignaz Semmelweis, Ernst Wertheim, and Friedrich Schauta, who all worked and taught at the Medical University of Vienna. It was an honor and an inspiration to give a talk within this setting with a history of 650 years.

I associate with the MedUni Vienna a university with a long tradition in medicine in general and with gynecology and gynecologic oncology in particular. I also associate with the MedUni Vienna a very intense and fruitful collaboration. Within the last years we have established an exchange within the "gynecologic oncology fellowship" program with already two doctors of the MedUni Vienna training at my institution each for 18months, Prof. Christoph Grimm and Prof. Richard Schwameis. Since 2014 we have already published 11 scientific papers (eight in top-journals in the field),  many abstracts and congress presentations, and currently there are five projects (three translational projects and two clinical trials) ongoing.in collaboration with the MedUni Vienna.  I appreciate the MedUni Vienna as a dedicated partner in the field of Gynecologic Oncology, a reliable partner in our struggle to build evidence and improve standards in this field.

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Mariella Filbin

 Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Adjunct Professor: since 2020

The MedUni Vienna is where I took my first steps as clinician and pediatric neurooncologist. I joined the University right after graduating from the Medical University Graz and was thrilled to work with Prof. Irene Slavc in the laboratory and clinically for more than three years. I owe her and her team everything I know about pediatric neurooncology and would not be where I am without her mentorship, guidance and support.

With Vienna, I associate both a place of belonging — given it’s where my initial training took place — as well as excitement for what the future will bring. The new era of molecular medicine has changed pediatric neurooncology completely, and I am thrilled to work with the teams at the Departments of Pediatrics, Cancer Research, CCRI and the St. Anna Kinderspital to move the needle in a field that has yet to see significant therapeutic advances.

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Nobert Gleicher

 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

Unquestionably the most important issue in the relationship has been my decades-long relationship with Prof. Husslein, which started in the 1970s, when both of us were training at the same time in NYC.

The second-most important event was the bridge built by Dr, Andrea Weghofer who, years ago, came to CHR for a one-year period for a joint fellowship with Yale University in reproductive genetics and, ever since, has resulted in over a decade of collaboration in research an publications.

A third milestone was a visit in Vienna that included Prof. Ali Brivanlou from Rockefeller University that resulted in expansion of the collaboration between Vienna and CHR to Rockefeller University, with which CHR has a very close research collaboration for many years. This new trifecta resulted in an ovarian research project that is still in progress at Rockefeller University.

My most remarkable professional impression regarding my relationship with Vienna and the University was receiving the Oesterreichische  Ehrenkeutz fur Kunst und Wissenschaft from the President of Austria.

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Graham Kemp

 Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

I’ve been collaborating on MRI-based human research with investigators based at the High Field MR Center for nearly two decades. The combination of scientific acumen, technical excellence, openness and hospitality has been a constant, and I look forward to continuing that enjoyable and productive relationship. More recently I’ve also enjoyed participating in several events in the wider Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The younger researchers give me great confidence in the future of both Centers.

On every visit I’ve seen something new and memorable in the University and the extraordinary city it’s part of. Professionally I’m a medical pathologist, and I also have a lifelong interest in history. I’ve therefore particularly enjoyed visiting the Pathologic-Anatomical Museum at the Narrenturm, and the remarkable anatomical collection at the Josephinum (I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the current renovation).  Perhaps the highlight, though, has been the invitation to lecture at the Jugendstilhörsaal – a great honour, and an architectural delight.

Wolfgang Koenig

Department of Medicine II

Adjunct Professor: since 2018

Over several decades I had the pleasure to collaborate with excellent scientists and clinicians in the cardiovascular field on various aspects of atherosclerosis and its complications and I thoroughly enjoyed the strong interactions which also led to intense and long-lasting friendships with several of my colleagues.

If you think of UnivWien you are immediately confronted with the history of medicine and many great personalities having worked there like Semmelweiss and regarding my research, even more important, von Rokitanksy. In addition it has always been a pleasure to lecture in great historical environments as e.g.the van Swieten Saal and many others.

David Anthony Keays

 Department of

Adjunct Professor: since 2019

The most rewarding highlight has been mentoring a number of really exceptional bachelor’s and masters students enrolled at the MedUni. It’s very satisfying to recruit students with raw talent and an imagination, and then give them the opportunity and confidence to both realise and pursue their scientific dreams.

 We have worked closely with the laboratories of Egon Ogris and Thomas Leonard from the Max Perutz on a number of collaborative projects. I’ve learnt a lot from interacting with them, and it’s made me a better scientist as a consequence.

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Jason S. Lewis

Jason S. Lewis

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy

Adjunct Professor: since 2019

Interacting with the clinical and basic science trainees is easily the highpoint of my interactions with the University.  The opportunity to teach and interact with these curious young minds is superb.

When I think of the MedUni Vienna the words excellence, vison and innovation come to mind. The Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy is a world leader and has a significant and broad impact on the diagnostic and treatment of disease across the globe.

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Theresa McLoud

 Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy

Adjunct Professor: since 2019

I was invited to conduct a teaching conference with the radiology trainees.  We all enjoyed the interactive session and its informality.

 I have been impressed with the cutting edge research, innovation  and academic excellence in imaging at Med Uni Vienna.  My particular interest is in education and the department of Biomedical Imaging and Image guided therapy has introduced  practical and interactive methodology in the training of its medical students and residents. Many of its graduates in Radiology now serve in prestigious departments internationally (including my own department at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School).

Otto Muzik

Otto Muzik

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

When I was introduced as Adjunct Professor to the young Faculty and student body – seeing the next generation of researchers and realizing that what I do here might change the way how they will pursue their future career.

A very international place of learning where people from different walks of life come together to gain knowledge and move the field of medical research forward.

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Ganesh S. Palapattu

 Department of Urology

Adjunct Professor: since 2016

What I’ve enjoyed the most about my connection to MedUni Vienna is the time I have spent with the trainees. At journal clubs, seminars, academic conferences and in clinical settings, I have found the learners in the Department of Urology to be scientifically curious and passionate about their work. They are truly an inspiring bunch!

The MedUni of Vienna, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical institutions in the world, is an incredible facility. The birthplace of numerous seminal scientific as well as clinical discoveries, both old and new, its reputation is beyond compare. Despite this illustrious legacy, I’ve found the faculty to be remarkably accessible and kind. In my opinion, the people are what make MedUniv Vienna so great. It is truly an honor and joy to work with my colleagues and friends at the MedUniv Vienna.

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Thomas Schnalke

Thomas Schnalke

 Ethik, Sammlungen und Geschichte der Medizin

Adjunct Professor: since 2018

My very moment of MedUni Vienna is surely Vienna’s outstanding medical history, collected, reflected and cared for at the superb Josephinum. With great interest I follow and—to some modest degree—advise the ongoing renovation of this unique university museum. I am convinced that the new Josephinum will become one of the key features in the international perception of MedUni Vienna in the future.

For me, MedUni Vienna forms one of the most eminent venues where modern medicine is rooted. Starting as one of the early European medical faculties, its concepts, ideas and medical practices had the utmost impact on the development of western medicine. Its famous ‘schools’ (First and Second Wiener Medizinische Schule) with prominent protagonists like Gerard van Swieten, Johann Peter Frank and Carl von Rokitansky paved the way for a truly modern way of medical thinking, research, teaching and treatment. One of most impressive and quintessential documents of the medical standards Viennese medicine continuously tried to achieve and maintain can be viewed in MedUni Vienna’s excellent Josephinum: the outstanding 18th century wax models of the complete human anatomy.

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Andrea Tura

 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Adjunct Professor: since 2020

I came to MedUni Vienna for the first time several years ago. I was surprised by its dimensions, but I remember that it was easy to reach the building, and then the floor (a high one, in the green tower) where I had to attend a meeting. In general, I immediately had the impression that, despite the size, activities were organized with high efficiency. Such impression was confirmed in the following years, given the high quality of the research activities of MedUni Vienna, to which I have always tried to cooperate to the best of my capacities.

My professional impression about MedUni Vienna is of an Istitution carrying on research activities at the top-level in different fields. 
Indeed, I had the opportunity to collaborate with different Colleagues at MedUni Vienna, and in many occasions we published the common research studies in very good Journals. Most relevant collaborations have been with Dr. Christian Göbl, at the Division of Obstetrics and Feto-Maternal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as with Prof. Manfred Hecking, Prof. Alexandra Kautzky-Willer and Colleagues, at the Department of Internal Medicine III. Given the high quality level of the MedUni Vienna research, my goal is to continue and further strengthen the indicated collaborations.

Maurizio S. Tonetti

 University Clinics of Dentistry

Adjunct Professor: since 2018

I have had the privilege of knowing well two generation of academic clinicians at the MedUni Vienna. They are and have been great Colleagues but I have always been most impressed by the cadre of younger staff. They are curious, engaged, passionate, skilled and fun to discuss and work with… the perfect mix of Germanic efficiency and Italian flair that I think is a true recipe of innovation and excellence.

 The day of my inaugural lecture I was most impressed by the facility of the Dental School: a superb, modern state of the art facility immersed in an historic building. Rarely have I seen such an example of modern functional architecture rooted in the long history of Viennese Medicine. As the impression for the facility faded, a new dimension appeared clearly: the impressive care and learning pathways that animated the building. Well done!

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Nikolaus Weiskopf

Nikolaus Weiskopf

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Professor: since 2020

I have been thoroughly enjoying the collaborations on MRI with different scientists at MedUni Vienna over the past 10 years. They delightfully pair scientific excellence with professionalism and friendliness.

I associate long-standing cutting edge research on 7T MRI with MedUni Vienna, covering a very broad range of topics from methods development to applications.

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Johannes Zuber

Department of

Adjunct Professor: since 2017

Besides the birth of my children, the most impressive personal highlights connected with MedUni were interactions with medical students and young scientists who are fascinated and eager to learn about new possibilities in biomedical research.

Among many collaborations, the most remarkable started even before I moved to the IMP - when I was still at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and reached out to Prof. Valent about evaluating emerging BET bromodomain inhibitors. In record time, Prof. Valent’s team compiled a comprehensive dataset on leukemia patient samples, which not only resulted in a first of many joint publications but also defined the starting point of a long and very successful collaboration in an FWF-funded research consortium (SFB F47 Myeloproliferative Neoplasms). This provided a truly smooth landing in Vienna and testifies to the unique collaborative spirit at the MedUni.