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Assoc. Prof. Dr. med. univ. Michael Böhm

Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Gastroenterology)

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Dialysis; Epidemiology; Patient Safety; Pediatrics; Peritoneal Dialysis; Translational Medical Research

Research interests

My current research as a physician researcher is focused on Patient Safety and Epidemiology in Pediatric Nephrology.  

The epidemiological research includes a intensive collobaration with the European Registry for Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN/ERA-EDTA: chairman Jerome Harambat; Amsterdam/Bordeaux). Main research questions are quality of care in end stage kidney disease and renal replacement therapy (e.g. vascular access in hemodialysis, transplantation in small children). 

Parallel to epidemiological research we established a new research group focusing on Patient Safety in Organ Replacement and Transplantation (PaSi-PoeT). Until now three PhD students (Axana Hellmann, Lukas Kaltenegger and Fabian Eibensteiner) and 2 diploma students (Matthias Geist and Christopher Mandler) are involved. 

My laboratory research focused on an animal model of peritoneal dialysis (PD) using novel therapeutic interventions and on translational studies (first-in-man trial of novel therapeutic interventions).

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

PaSi-POeT (Patient Safety in Pediatric Organ Replacement and Transplantation): quantitative (observational and database studies), development of electronic based trigger tools and qualitative studies

ESPN/ERA-EDTA Collaboration: epidemiological studies (observational and database projects) 

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Molecular Stress Research in Peritoneal Dialysis (CDL-MSRPD): in vivo Peritoneal Dialysis model in animals (mouse and rats), clinical studies


  • Patient Safety in Pediatric Organ Replacement and Transplantation (2016)
    Source of Funding: OeNB (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), Anniversary Fund
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Boehm M., et al. 2019. Hemodialysis vascular access and subsequent transplantation: a report from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry. Pediatric Nephrology. Available at:
  2. Oztek-Celebi, F.Z. Boehm, M., et al., 2019. High Rate of Living Kidney Donation to Immigrant Children Despite Disparities—An Epidemiological Paradox? Frontiers in Pediatrics, 7. Available at:
  3. Boehm M., et al. 2019. The Peritoneal Surface Proteome in a Model of Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Reveals Mechanisms of Membrane Damage and Preservation. Front Physiol. Available at:
  4. Boehm M., et al. 2016. Addition of Alanyl-Glutamine to Dialysis Fluid Restores Peritoneal Cellular Stress Responses - A First-In-Man Trial. PLoS One. Available at:
  5. Boehm M., et al. 2010. Late referral to pediatric renal failure service impairs access to pre-emptive kidney transplantation in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Available at: