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Konrad Hoetzenecker
Assoc.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Konrad Hoetzenecker, Ph.D.

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-6775-7460
T +43 1 40400 56440


Lung Transplantation; Metastasectomy; Tracheal Diseases

Research interests

  • Lung transplantation - Grading of primary graft function, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ex-vivo lung perfusion.
  • Laryngotracheal surgery - Outcome analysis, surgical techniques for cricotracheal stenosis, pediatric airway surgery.
  • Pulmonary metastasectomy - Finding prognostic factors, which could help to select patients.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

I am heading a research group working on projects in the field of lung transplantation, airway surgery and pulmonary metastasectomy. We have a laboratory space at 8H with the oportunitiy to perform standard analysis (immunohistochemistry, ELISA, PCR, western blots, cell culture, FACS, etc).
Moreover, a modern animal facility is at our disposal, where we can perform large animal experiments. 

Selected publications

  1. Hoetzenecker, K. et al., 2016. A modified technique of laryngotracheal reconstruction without the need for prolonged postoperative stenting. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 152(4), pp.1008-1017. Available at:
  2. Hoetzenecker, K. et al., 2018. Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the possibility of postoperative prolongation improve survival in bilateral lung transplantation. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 155(5), pp.2193-2206.e3. Available at:
  3. Schweiger, T. et al., 2016. Bronchoscopic Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Imaging of the Anastomotic Perfusion After Tracheal Surgery. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 101(5), pp.1943-1949. Available at:
  4. Schweiger, T. et al., 2015. Clinical impact of c-MET expression and mutational status in patients with colorectal cancer lung metastases. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 49(4), pp.1103-1111. Available at:
  5. Hoetzenecker, K. et al., 2015. Summarized institutional experience of paediatric airway surgery. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 49(4), pp.1119-1126. Available at: