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Oliver Kimberger
Assoc.Prof. PD Dr. Oliver Kimberger, MScHead of Trauma and Orthopedic Anaesthesia

Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine (Division of General Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine)
Position: Associate Professor

T +43 1 40400 41000

Further Information


Body Temperature Changes; Fever; Hyperthermia, Induced; Hypothermia; Hypothermia, Induced; Statistics; Thermometers

Research group(s)

Research interests

My main research focus is the field of targeted temperature management including thermometry. 

My research includes hypothermia research (accidental and therapeutic), hyperthermia and fever research, post-resuscitation thermoregulatory management, methods for the conservation of normothermia and measurement of core temperature. 

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Thermoregulatory research lab (methods for measuring shivering & sweating, vasoconstriction, multi-channel temperature measurement, core temperature manipulation). 

Selected publications

  1. Triffterer, L. et al., Kimberger. 2015. Forced-Air Warming During Pediatric Surgery. Anesthesia & Analgesia, p.1. Available at:
  2. Sulyok, I. et al., Kimberger. 2012. Effect of preoperative fever-range whole-body hyperthermia on immunological markers in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 109(5), pp.754-761. Available at:
  3. Schebesta, K. et al., Kimberger. 2012. Degrees of Reality. Anesthesiology, 116(6), pp.1204-1209. Available at:
  4. Kimberger, O. et al., 2009. Accuracy and precision of a novel non-invasive core thermometer. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 103(2), pp.226-231. Available at:
  5. Kimberger, O. et al., 2007. Meperidine and skin surface warming additively reduce the shivering threshold: a volunteer study. Crit Care, 11(1), p.R29. Available at: