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Private Practice Center

Physicians and their medical specializations

Office visits by appointment only. Please call for an appointment: +43-1 367 13 73
Office hours     Monday - Friday   3pm – 8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday   9am – 2pm
Appointments may also be scheduled outside of regular office hours.

CV/Professional experience

Since 2017Chief of General&Vascular Surgery Department, Evangelic Hospital, Vienna
2015Professor of Surgery
2005-2014Chief of Surgery Department St. Josef Hospital, Vienna
2000-2005Director of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Medical University, Vienna
1996-2000Staff Surgeon Medical Univ. Vienna
1993-1994Research grant at Dept. of Molecular&Cell Biology, Univ. of California, Berkeley
1988-1999Specialist training in General + Vascular Surgery
1982-1988Medical University Vienna

Clinical and Research Areas
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Sympathetic Surgery
  • Endoscopy
Medical Societies
  • President of ISSS International Society of Sympathetic Surgeons
  • Chairman of Minimally Invasive Surgery at UEMS – European Board of Surgery
  • Austrian Surgical Society
  • AMIC - Austrian Minimal Invasive Surgery (Past-President)
  • AHC Austrian Hernia Society
  • ÖGCH Austrian Society of Vascular Surgery
  • ACO – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Chirurgische Onkologie
  • EAES European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons

Resume & Career

Even in the early stages of my medical training, my interest in spine surgery was sparked during my research collaboration with the University Clinic for Orthopedics. As part of my specialist training at the Orthopedic Hospital in Speising, I was able to learn surgical procedures, as well as conservative treatment methods.
After completion of specialist training and the U.S. medical licensing examination (USMLE), I received special training in the USA and South Korea to learn minimally invasive surgical procedures.
I also experienced the integration of interventional pain therapy methods with management of complex spinal diseases, and consistently implement these for my patients since my return. This allows me to ensure that surgical procedures are only performed once all conservative treatment options have been exhausted.

Curriculum Vitae

2012Science Award of the Austrian Society of Spine Surgery
2009 - present:Head of Department of Spinal Surgery, Orthopedic Hospital Vienna - Speising
2009 - present:Consultant for company "Zimmer-Spine" on the topic of minimally invasive spine surgery, active participation in international surgical courses
20096-week clinical attachment at Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea to learn endoscopic vertebral surgery
2008"Cincinnati spine Fellowship" in Cincinnati, OH, USA (one-year neurosurgical orthopedic Spine Fellowship)
2007Completion of the "USMLE" (United States Medical Licensing Exam)
2001 - 2006Training as Specialist in Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery at Vienna - Speising Orthopedic Hospital
1999 - 2000Military Service at Army Hospital in Vienna & secondary training in Surgery at Göttlicher Heiland Hospital
1999MD awarded by Medical University of Vienna

  • Laminectomy, durotomy, and piotomy effects on spinal cord intramedullary pressure in severe cervical and thoracic kyphotic deformity: a cadaveric study; Winestone JS, Farley CW, Curt BA, Chavanne A, Dollin N, Pettigrew DB, Kuntz C; J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Feb;16(2):195-200
  • Implant survival analysis and failure modes of the X STOP interspinous distraction device; Tuschel A, Chavanne A, Eder C, Meissl M, Becker P, Ogon M.; Spine 2013 Oct 1;38(21):1826-31
  • Autografts for spinal fusion: osteogenic potential of laminectomy bone chips and bone shavings collected via high speed drill; Eder C, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Bretschneider W, Tuschel A, Becker P, Ogon M; Eur Spine J. 2011 Nov;20(11):1791-5
  • Spinal Cord Intramedullary Pressure in Cervical Kyphotic Deformity: A Cadaveric Study; Chavanne A, Pettigrew D, Holtz J, Dollin N, Kuntz CK; Spine 2011, Sep 15;36(20):1619-26.
  • Assessment of different screw augmentation techniques and screw designs in osteoporotic spines; Becker S, Chavanne A, Spitaler R, Kropik K, Aigner N, Ogon M, Redl H; Eur Spine J. 2008 Nov;17(11):1462-9
  • Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebra plana with or without osteonecrosis; Becker S, Tuschel A, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Ogon M; J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong); 2008 Apr;16(1):14-9
  • The international spine registry Spine Tango: status quo and first results; Melloh, Staub L, Aghayev E, Zweig T, Barz T, Theis JC, Chavanne A, Grob D, Aebi M, Roeder C; Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17(9):1201-9
  • Implantation of the ProDisc intervertebral disk prosthesis for the lumbar spine; Ogon M, Howanietz N, Tuschel A, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Becker S; Oper Orthop Traumatol; 2007 Jun; 19(2): 209-30
  • Cement leakage into the posterior spinal canal during balloon kyphoplasty: a case report; Becker S, Meissner J, Tuschel A, Chavanne A, Ogon M; J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2007 Aug;15(2):222-5.
  • SSE Spine Tango - content, workflow, set-up.; Roder C, Chavanne A, Mannion AF, Grob D, Aebi M; Eur Spine J. 2005 Dec;14(10):920-4.
  • The minimal-invasive surgical treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures with vertebro - and kyphoplasty.; Becker S, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Bretschneider W, Ogon M; J Miner Stoffwechs 2004; 11 (special issue 1): 4-7
  • Kyphoplasty as revison-surgery in loosening of internal fixation in osteoporotic patients.; Becker S, Bartl R, Bretschneider W, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Ogon M; J Miner Stoffwechs 2004; 11 (special issue 3): 5-8
  • Disk arthroplasty in symptomatic degenerative disc disease; Ogon M, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Becker S; J Miner Stoffwechs 2004; 11 (3): 7-12
  • Synovial joint cyst as a rare cause of sciatica; Meissner J, Becker S, Chavanne A, Ogon M; J Miner Stoffwechs 2005; 12 (1): 18-25
  • The cervical disc prosthesis; Ogon M, Becker S, Chavanne A, Meissner J, Tuschel A; J Miner Stoffwechs 2006; 13 (1): 14-17
  • Minimal-invasive augmentation of vertebral fractures in the elderly; Wien Klin Wochenschrift 2003, 115/9
  • Spine Tango – Register für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie; Chavanne A, Ogon M; JATROS Orthopädie 2003, 2:12-14
ÖGO (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Orthopädie)
SSE (Spine Society of Europe)
Austrian Society of Spine Surgery
ISIS (International Spine Intervention Society)

Resume & Career

Marek P. Ehrlich, MD is a native of Vienna, Austria, and studied medicine at the University of Vienna. He completed his medical training as a resident in general surgery and cardiac surgery at the University Hospital in Vienna and also held a fellowship as a postdoctoral chief research fellow at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Ehrlich is currently an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Director of the Aortic Program at the University of Vienna. Dr. Ehrlich’s research interests have included experimental studies concerning cerebral protection in an animal model. Moreover, Dr. Ehrlich has served as a faculty member in several international symposia, is a reviewer of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Circulation and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Furthermore, he is the organizer of the “VISAR” symposium which takes place biannually in Vienna.

He was awarded with several research prizes in Europe and the United States and received several grants from the Austrian Ministry of Health as well as the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda,Maryland, USA.

Dr. Ehrlich is the author and coauthor of over 300 numerous articles, abstracts and book chapter published in leading scientific journals.

Dr. Ehrlich lives in Vienna together with his wife Sharon and his son Lukas.

Detailed CV:
Name:Marek P. Ehrlich M.D
Professor of Surgery
Date of birth:April 20, 1966
Place of birth:Vienna, Austria
Business Address:Univ. Hospital Vienna
Dept. Cardiothoracic Surgery
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria

Elementary school:1972 - 1976, Vienna
Gymnasium:1976 - 1984, Vienna
University Vienna:1984 - 1993
Graduation:Dr. Med. Univ. July 1993

International Research:
06 – 09. 1989:Dept. Heart Surgery Stanford, California, USA, with Prof. Shumway, Prof. Miller and Prof. Starnes
06. – 09. 1990:Dept. Heart Surgery Stanford, California, USA, with Prof. Shumway, Prof. Miller
08 – 09. 1990:Dept. Heart Surgery Birmingham, Alabama, USA, with Prof. Pacifico and Prof. Kirklin
08. – 09. 1991:Dept. Heart Surgery Baylor University Houston, Texas, USA, with Prof. Coselli
07/1997 – 06/1999:Postdoctoral chief research fellow at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York with Prof. Randall Griepp

01/01/1995 – 30/04/2002:"Neuroprotection in Aortic Surgery"

Position now
  1. Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Univ. of Vienna
  2. 2011 – now Director of Aneurysm Program, Univ. of Vienna
Surgical Oeuvre
Over 1500 Cardiac Procedures covering the hole spectrum of cardiac and aortic pathologies.

2003 – 2004For company Cardiooptics
2003 – 2004For Stent company Endomed
2006 – nowfor Vascutek and Jotec
2010 –Consultant surgeon for Saudi German Hospitals

Over 100 publications in Journals , 200 abstracts, 4 articles in cardiac books.

Curriculum Vitae & Career

Born in Vienna, married, two children
2000 - 2007:Residency in internal medicine at the Clinical Department of Rheumatology, Medical University Vienna
2007 - 2009:Additional specialization in Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna
2009:Postdoctoral qualification and teaching authorization
2009 - 2012:Fellowship at Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University, California, USA
04/2012-02/2013:Return to Department of Clinical Rheumatology, AKH Vienna
03/2013 - present:Senior Physician at the 2nd Medical Department at the Barmherzige Schwestern Hospital in Vienna, with focus on Rheumatology

Publications and Awards
2004: Poster Award of the Austrian Society of Rheumatology
2005: Science Prize of the "Erste Österreichische Sparkasse"
2007: Poster Award of the Austrian Society of Rheumatology
2008: Wyeth Science Prize of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology
2008: Billroth Prize of the Vienna Medical Association
2009: Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship Award
2011: Fellowship of the American Arthritis Foundation
Numerous subject-specific speeches at home and abroad

Publications (excerpt)
  1. Grisar J, Hahn P, Brosch S, Peterlik M, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. Phenotypic characteristics of human monocytes undergoing transendothelial migration. Arthritis Res. 2001 ;3:127-132.
  2. Grisar J, Bernecker PM, Aringer M, Redlich K, Sedlak M, Wolosczcuk W, Spitzauer S, Grampp S, Kainberger F, Ebner W, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis show increased bone resorption, but differ with regard to bone formation. J Rheumatol. 2002 ;29:1430-14366.
  3. Aletaha D, Stamm T, Kapral T, Eberl G, Grisar J, Machold KP, Smolen JS. Survival and effectiveness of leflunomide compared with methotrexate and sulfasalazine in rheumatoid arthritis: a matched observational study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2003 ;62:944-951
  4. Miehsler W, Reinisch W, Valic E, Osterode W, Tillinger W, Feichtenschlager T, Grisar J, Machold K, Scholz S, Vogelsang H, Novacek G. Is inflammatory bowel disease an independent and disease specific risk factor for thromboembolism? Gut. 2004;53:542-548.
  5. Grisar J, Aringer M, Koller MD, Stummvoll GH, Eselböck D, Zwölfer B, Steiner CW, Zierhut B, Wagner L, Pietschmann P, Smolen JS. Leflunomide inhibits transendothelial migration of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004;63:1632-1637.
  6. Grisar J, Aletaha D, Steiner CW, Kapral T, Steiner S, Seidinger D, Weigel G, Schwarzinger I, Wolosczcuk W, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Depletion of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Peripheral Blood of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Circulation.2005 ;111:204-211.
  7. Steiner S, Winkelmayer WC, Kleinert J, Grisar J, Seidinger D, Kopp CW, Watschinger B, Minar E, Hörl WH, Födinger M, Sunder-Plassmann G. Endothelial progenitor cells in kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2006;81:599-606.
  8. Grisar J, Aletaha D, Steiner CW, Kapral T, Steiner S, Säemann M, Schwarzinger I, Buranyi B, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Endothelial progenitor cells in active rheumatoid arthritis: Effects of TNF and of glucocorticoid therapy. Ann Rheum Dis. 2007 ;66:1284-1286.
  9. Grisar J, Steiner CW, Bonelli M, Karonitsch T, Schwarzinger I, Weigel G, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients exhibit functional changes of endothelial progenitor Cells. Rheumatology 2008 ;47: 1476-1483.
  10. Grisar J, Haddad F, Gomari F, Wu JC. Endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammation: from biomarker to therapeutic agent. Biomark Med. 2011;5:731-44
  11. Grisar J, Munk M, Steiner CW, Amoyo-Minar L, Tohidast-Akrad M, Zenz P, Steiner G, Smolen JS.Expression patterns of CD44 and CD44 splice variants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012;30:64-72.
My Services:
Rheumatism status check
Creation of individual treatment plans
Basic therapy setting and course control
Long-term care of rheumatoid patients
Infusion therapy
Osteoporosis therapy
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The treatment of arterial disease has changed over the last few years.
New platelet-inhibiting and lipid-lowering medications may help avoid surgerical intervention. Should drug therapy be insuffiecient, other options are traditional surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
These include balloon dilation and stent implants in the case of vascular constriction; femoral artery aneurysm repair using stent grafts; and laser therapy to repair vaicose veins.
Some crucial questions to consider are: Which procedure offers the best risk-benefit ratio for you? Is a surgical procedure necessary, or can it be avoided?
These are some of the questions we can discuss together in a quiet setting.

For additional information on my range of treatment, please visit my website at

Curriculum Vitae and Career

Born on September 18, 1973, married, 2 children, Roman Catholic.

Secondary Education:
1991-1998 Studied medicine at Medical University of Vienna. Clinical practice in Canada and Switzerland. 1998 Completed doctorate to become Dr. med. univ.

September 1997-December 1998 Dissertation „Pharmakologische Regulation des Ryanodin Rezeptors“ (Pharmacological regulation of the ryanodine receptor) at Institut für Pharmakologie, signal transduction research group, under Prof. Dr. Michael Freissmuth

In the field of surgery, June 2010: Targeted Tumor Therapy via Growth Factor and G-protein Coupled Receptor Signaling Components: Ex- and In-vivo Studies

Professional experience:
1999-2003FWF research assistant at the Pharmacological Institut,
research group under Prof. Freissmuth, MUW
June 2003 - September 2008Specialist training for general surgery at Universitätsklinik für Allgemein, Gefäß- und Transplantationschirurgie, AKH Vienna.
Since October 2008Specialist in general surgery at Universitätsklinik für Allgemein, Gefäß- und Transplantationschirurgie, AKH Vienna
2008-2010Awarded Executive MBA Health Care Management by Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Since July 2011Additional specialist training in vascular surgery
Since 2011Attending physician at University Department of Surgery
2015Fullfilment of qualification criteria at Medical University of Vienna
Since Oktober 2016FEBVS Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery

Piano, running

Awards & scholarships:
  • Scholarship from Hans und Blanca Moser Stiftung 1999
  • Aventis Preis 1999
  • Förderungspreis der Stadt Wien for innovative cancer research 2003
  • Theodor-Billroth-Preis from the Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (Austrian Society for Surgery) 2006
Selected publications:
  1. Eilenberg W, Stojkovic S, Piechota-Polanczyk A, Kaun C, Rauscher S, Gröger M, Klinger M, Wojta J, Neumayer C, Huk I, Demyanets S. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) is Associated with Symptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis and Drives Pro-inflammatory State In Vitro. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. (2016) 51: 623-31.
  2. Piechota-Polanczyk A, Demyanets S, Mittlboeck M, Hofmann M, Domenig CM, Neumayer C, Wojta J, Klinger M, Nanobachvili J, Huk I. The Influence of Simvastatin on NGAL, Matrix Metalloproteinases and Their Tissue Inhibitors in Human Intraluminal Thrombus and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Tissue. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. (2015) 49: 549-55.
  3. Piechota-Polanczyk A, Demyanets S, Nykonenko O, Huk I, Mittlboeck M, Domenig CM, Neumayer C, Wojta J, Nanobachvili J, Klinger M. Decreased tissue levels of cyclophilin A, a cyclosporine a target and phospho-ERK1/2 in simvastatin patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. (2013) 45: 682-8.
  4. Piechota-Polanczyk A, Goraca A, Demyanets S, Mittlboeck M, Domenig C, Neumayer C, Wojta J, Nanobachvili J, Huk I, Klinger M. Simvastatin decreases free radicals formation in the human abdominal aortic aneurysm wall via NF-κB. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. (2012) 44 :133-
  5. Klinger M, Tamandl D, Eipeldauer S, Hacker S, Herberger B, Kaczirek K, Dorfmeister M, Gruenberger B, Gruenberger T. Bevacizumab improves pathological response of colorectal cancer liver metastases treated with XELOX/FOLFOX. Ann Surg Oncol. (2010) 17: 2059-65.
  6. Klinger M, Eipeldauer S, Hacker S, Herberger B, Tamandl D, Dorfmeister M, Koelblinger C, Gruenberger B, Gruenberger T. Bevacizumab protects against sinusoidal obstruction syndrome and does not increase response rate in neoadjuvant XELOX/FOLFOX therapy of colorectal cancer liver metastases. Eur J Surg Oncol. (2009) 35: 515-20
  7. Klinger M, Farhan H, Just H, Drobny H, Himmler G, Loibner H, Mudde GC, Freissmuth M, Sexl V. Antibodies directed against Lewis-Y antigen inhibit signaling of Lewis-Y modified ErbB receptors. Cancer Res. (2004) 64: 1087-93.
  8. Klinger M, Kuhn M, Just H, Stefan E, Palmer T, Freissmuth M, Nanoff C. Removal of the carboxy terminus of the A2A-adenosine receptor blunts constitutive activity: differential effect on cAMP accumulation and MAP kinase stimulation. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. (2002) 366: 287-98.
  9. Klinger M, Kudlacek O, Seidel MG, Freissmuth M, Sexl V. MAP kinase stimulation by cAMP does not require RAP1 but SRC family kinases. J Biol Chem. (2002) 277: 32490-7.
  10. Klinger M, Bofill-Cardona E, Mayer B, Nanoff C, Freissmuth M, Hohenegger M. Suramin and the suramin analogue NF307 discriminate among calmodulin-binding sites. Biochem J. (2001) 355: 827-33.
  11. Klinger M, Freissmuth M, Nickel P, Stäbler-Schwarzbart M, Kassack M, Suko J, Hohenegger M. Suramin and suramin analogs activate skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor via a calmodulin binding site. Mol Pharmacol. (1999) 55: 462-72.
  1. Klinger M, Freissmuth M, Nanoff C. Adenosine receptors: G protein-mediated signalling and the role of accessory proteins. Cell Signal. (2002) 14: 99-108.
Book contributions & patents:
  1. M. Klinger, M. G. Seidel, C. Höller, M. Platzer and M. Freissmuth. Activation of MAP Kinase by the A2A-Adenosine Receptor. Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction. J.L. Bos, ed. (NATO Science Series Press, Amsterdam, ISBN 1 58603 016 7)
  2. Preparation based on an antibody directed against a tumor-associated glycosylation such as lewis structures, Juni 2004 PCT/EP2003/0069 12

Personal details

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Köstler studied medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, and Molecular Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). He also spent extended periods of study at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York) and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney). Prof. Köstler has been a Specialist in Internal Medicine since 2004, an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine since 2005, and has had a additional specialization in Hematology and Oncology since 2007. Prof. Köstler is a Senior Physician at the Department of Oncology of the Medical University of Vienna at AKH Vienna, where he is one of two leaders of the specialist outpatient clinic for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), bone and soft tissue sarcomas. His main research areas are the identification of factors that determine the success of targeted cancer therapies and the treatment of rare tumors (publications). Prof. Köstler is also an ongoing Principal Investigator in numerous clinical studies, a partner in international research projects, and is the recipient of numerous national and international research prizes.

Prof. Köstler's main focus is on comprehensive diagnostics and therapy of tumors of the internal organs (called "carcinomas", as found in the digestive system, lungs, urinary tract etc.), breast and genitals (ovaries, uterus, prostate, etc.). He has special expertise in the treatment of solid tumors which occur mainly in young adults, such as tumors of connective and supportive tissues ('sarcoma'), and of gonads.

Prof. Köstler places special emphasis on comprehensive counseling and individually tailored oncological therapy ('personalized cancer therapy'), that specifically addresses the individual needs of his patients, and targets specific molecular and genetic tumor characteristics. He employs supplements and alternatives to conventional drug therapy methods (hormone therapy, chemotherapy), increasingly targeted therapy options such as immunotherapy with antibodies, as well as therapy with so-called "tyrosine kinase inhibitors". Some of these therapy options can be performed as outpatient procedures, while others require hospitalization. Prof. Köstler is an in-patient physician and consulting specialist for several private hospitals in Vienna, primarily at the Vienna Private Clinic and the Confraternity Josefstadt. He also provides his patients with comprehensive and interdisciplinary care during in-patient treatment, along with colleagues in other fields of expertise.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Fritz Leutmezer

Univ. Prof. Dr. Fritz Leutmezer

Specialist in Neurology, Acupuncture

Office hours Thursday afternoons — by appointment

My Curriculum Vitae

Doctorate: 1975

Since 1975Educational Assistant at the 1st Univ. Clinic of Gastroenterology/Hepatology (Univ. Prof. Dr. F. Wewalka) as well as the 1st Univ. Clinic of Internal Medicine (Univ. Prof. Dr. E. Deutsch), 30 publications in domestic and foreign journals
1981Specialist decree in Internal Medicine
1984 bis 2006Senior Physician at "St. Elisabeth Wien" hospital, management of a hospital ward and of the Interdisciplinary Endoscopy Department
1986Private practice
1992Specialist decree in subsidiary field: Gastroenterology/Hepatology
2001Court sworn and certified expert (field of gastroenterology/endoscopy)
2006 - 2014Senior Physician at Göttlicher Heiland Hospital, responsible for areas of hospital ward and Internal Endoscopy
Since 2015Freelance physician
2015Relocation of private practice to Imed19


Born on September 5, 1973, in Vienna,
married, two children

Professional Career

1991 - 1998Studied Medicine at University of Vienna
1998 - 1999Medical resident, research
1999 - 2004Specialist education
2006 - presentManagement of Outpatient Clinic for Macular Diseases at Hanuschkrankenhaus, 1140 Vienna
2007 - presentPractice, Sieveringerstrasse 18/6, 1190 Vienna (KFA, private)
2014 - presentPractice at Imed19, Billrothstr. 49A, 1190 Vienna (private)

Professional Areas of Focus

Treatment of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion, cataract surgery

Ongoing speaking engagements with a focus on retinal diseases

Member, European Society of Retina Specialists
Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member of the Austrian Society of Ophthalmology

Advance Training Diploma, Austrian Medical Chamber

About me

A sound doctor-patient relationship on equal ground is essential to my understanding of medicine. This includes first and foremost that the patient, whether they are ill or suspected to be ill, is thoroughly counseled and is involved in all stages of diagnosis and therapy.

My job as a doctor is to conscientiously obtain all necessary findings, to interpret them correctly, and to communicate any possible consequences in a clear and comprehensible manner.

Weighing all known risks and needs, I will work with my patients to ultimately develop the best possible therapeutic approaches.

In my function as a Lung Specialist in the 1st Lung Department at Otto Wagner Hospital, my focus lies on right cardiac catheter diagnostics and infectious diseases. In addition, I have dealt intensively with interstitial and rare lung diseases (orphan diseases).

At my private medical practice I am able to provide my patients with the care they deserve, in a peaceful environment. I also offer additional diagnostics and treatment at the Vienna Private Clinic, should it be necessary.

I have many years of experience treating asthma, COPD and lung cancer.


Movement is healthy, fun and keeps you fit at any age.
Injuries and diseases of the support and locomotor systems affect physique and psyche equally, and negatively impact quality of life.

As a former athlete (tennis, handball, BMX, mountain bike), I myself have been injured and operated on several times. Therefore, I understand the concerns of patients very well when it comes to conservative and surgical treatment options. In my long career as a Senior Physician at the Department of Orthopedics at AKH Vienna, I was able to treat the entire spectrum of orthopedic disorders, ranging from simple knee bruises to complex revision procedures. It is my vocation to make a precise and expedient diagnosis in cooperation with my patients, and to begin personalized treatment according to the highest international standards. In the event that a surgical procedure should be required, outstanding partners in the fields of anaesthesia, internal medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation and physiotherapy are available at all times.

Range of Services
  • Clinical examinations of the entire movement system, according to the highest internationally recognized standards
  • Sonography of the musculoskeletal system, following ESSR guidelines
  • Acute and chronic pain therapy
  • Infiltration therapy for all joints
  • Treatment of diseases on the general orthopedic surgery spectrum (including osteoporosis therapy)
Special Areas of Focus
  • Diagnosis and treatment of all acute and chronic sports injuries (from children to seniors)
  • Sports consultations (running, cycling, tennis, football, skiing, cross-country skiing...)
  • Arthroscopic surgery:
    • Knee: meniscus, plica and cartilage defects; cruciate ligament rupture, bow leg deformity (repositioning of the shin)
    • Ankle: sideband and syndesmosis stabilisation, loose body removal, osteochondritis dissecans
    • Shoulder: decompression, calcified shoulder, instability, rotator cuff reconstruction
Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Manuel Sabeti, born in Vienna, graduated from neusprachliches Gymnasium (secondary school) in XVI, Maroltingergasse in Vienna, in 1992. He then enrolled in medical school in Vienna, where he graduated with an MD in General Medicine in 1998. Even in the initial stages of his studies, he showed great interest in orthopedics and was involved in several scientific projects focusing on sports orthopedics. After completing his studies, he went to Hallein (Salzburg), UKH Meidling, and then St. Josef KH (both in Vienna) to complete training in the subsidiary fields of surgery and trauma surgery. In March 2001, he began training for orthopedic surgery at the University Clinic AKH Vienna, where he was received his Specialist decree in October 2005. In June 2008 he acquired a subsidiary Specialty in Minor Sports Orthopedics. Since August 2009, Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Manuel Sabeti has been a Senior Physician, and has been the Research Director of the Orthopedic Sports Team since November 2010. In September 2010 he was the only Austrian to receive the Asia Society Fellowship from the largest German-speaking Sports Surgery Society. In June 2011 he qualified as Private Lecturer (PD) with his work on "Treatment options for the outlet impingement of the shoulder joint", and was awarded the title of Assistant Professor that October. His scientific and surgical special focus has always been on minimally invasive/arthroscopic surgery. To date, he has given more than 150 lectures at national and international congresses. Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Manuel Sabeti received Diplomas as Sports Physican, Emergency Physician, and was twice awarded the Advanced Training Program Diploma of the Austrian Medical Association.

Curriculum Vitae

Assoc. PD Dr. med. Manuel Sabeti
Marital status: single
Date of birth: November 26, 1973, Vienna
Nationality: Austrian

Medical Career
May 2013Senior Tournament Doctor of the European "Rhythmic Gymnastics" Championship, Vienna
October 2011 - presentAssistant Professor at Medical University Vienna
2012Head of the Working Group for Sports Orthopedics of the Austrian Society of Orthopedics
2012Member, Scientific Advisory Board of GOTS
June 2011Habilitation on the subject of "Outlet Impingement of the Shoulder Joint"
December 2010 - presentScientific Director of the Sports Team of the Orthopedic University Clinic in Vienna
August 2009 - presentSenior physician of the Sports Team at the Orthopedic University Clinic in Vienna
01.01.-31.01.2009Sabbatical: Sporthopaedicum Straubing, Germany
October 2008Additional specialization in Sports Orthopedics
16.10.2005Specialist in Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery
15.10.2002-13.10.2005Orthopedics AKH Vienna (post)
16.09.2001- 30.09.2002Orthopedics AKH Vienna (sabbatical position)
01.03.-31.08.2001Orthopedics AKH Vienna (temporary assistant physician position)
01.10.-31.12.2000Neurology (teaching practice)
01.0.-30.09.2000Pediatrics (teaching practice)
17.01.-30.06.2000Surgery KH St. Josef
01.07.-31.12.1999Trauma surgery UKH Meidling
01.10.-31.05.1999Surgery KH Hallein
01.07.-30.09.1998Internal medicine (teaching practice)

Education and Vocational Training
22.05.1998Awarded MD
1992-1998Studied Medicine at University of Vienna
05.06.1992Graduated secondary school
1984-1992Neusprachliches Gymnasium (secondary school), Maroltingergasse, 1160 Vienna
1980-1984Primary school, Knollgasse, 1170 Vienna

Prizes and Scholarships
June 2013Poster Award GOTS Mannheim
2013Best Thesis in the field of Sports Orthopedics
2012Best Thesis in the field of Sports Orthopedics
2012Awarded the City of Vienna Mayor's Fund
2011Grant Gebro Pharma
2011Grant MSD, Austria
2010Gots Asia Fellowship
Poster Award ÖGPMR K. Piber, M. Sabeti

Sonography of the Infant Hip
Sports Physician Diploma
Emergency Physician Diploma
2 Advanced Training Diplomas from Medical Association
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

150 national and international lectures

Volunteer Activities
Attending Physician of the Austrian Motor Sport Federation (organizer of the Erzberg Rodeo)

AGAWorking Group for Arthroscopy
ESSKAEuropean Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
GOTSSociety of Orthopedic Traumatological Sports Medicine
ISMSTInternational Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment
ÖGOAustrian Society of Orthopedics

Organization Committee Member
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Interdisciplinary musculoskeletal ultrasound course Vienna
Dr. Michael Schlesinger

Dr. Michael Schlesinger

Specialist in Internal Medicine, General practitioner, emergency physician,
ÖÄK-certified in acupuncture
Tel.: +43-1 367 13 73, E-mail:
Office hours by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Born and raised in Vienna,
Married, four children

Professional Career:
  • Studied at University of Vienna
  • Rotation at LKH Wolfsberg
  • Training as Specialist for Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology at UKH Meidling
  • Emergency Physician training
  • Founding member and partner at "Stosswellenzentrum Wien"
  • Currently Senior Physician at UKH Meidling
  • Over 20 years of professional experience at the largest emergency hospital in Austria
  • Thorough emergency trauma surgery training
  • Focus on shoulder
  • Shoulder team UKH Meidling - outpatient shoulder clinic
  • Many years of experience with shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Consulting Trauma Surgeon at Rudolfinerhaus
  • Team Physician of Austrian Rugby record champion "Rugby Union Danube Vienna"
  • Team Physician of the Austrian National Rugby Team

Personal details

  • Studied at Medical University of Vienna 1996-2002, recipient of various scholarship grants.
  • Postgraduate residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
  • Specialist training in Internal Medicine in Great Britain and Switzerland.
  • Training as Specialist in Angiology at the internationally renowned university clinics of Basel (Switzerland) and Freiburg / Bad Krozingen (Germany), with a focus on interventional phlebology.
  • Ward Supervisor at University Hospital Inselspital Bern, Switzerland.
  • Author of several publications on therapy of arterial and venous disorders.
  • Summer 2013, return to Vienna, medical work at Hanusch Hospital.
  • Since autumn 2014, work in group and private practice IMED19.
Scope of practice:
General Internal Medicine, Angiology, Phlebology

Venous diseases - ultrasound diagnostics, sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy
Arteries - diagnostics and conservative therapy


  • Degreed in psychotherapy science from Sigmund Freud University
  • Trained in systemic individual and family therapy (in training and supervision)
  • Trained in infant, child and adolescent psychotherapy (in training and supervision)
  • Psychotherapist at Sigmund Freud Ambulanz für Erwachsene (clinic for adults)
  • Psychotherapist at Sigmund Freud Ambulanz für Kinder und Jugendliche (clinic for children and adolescents)
  • Trained in coaching for management staff
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Many years of experience in Pharma Management
Areas of focus in my work as a psychotherapist

    e.g. gastrointestinal disorders, skin disorders, respiratory dysfunction, sensory perception dysfunctions, etc.
    e.g. panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, test anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder
    e.g. exhaustion, persistent fatigue, reduced physical performance, sleep disturbances
    e.g. grief, melancholy, feelings of guilt, loss of interest, indifference, feelings of hopelessness, unrest, etc.
    e.g. unfulfilled expectations, emotional dependency on a partner, false imbalance in proximity, disputes, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, etc.
    e.g. issues with aggression, behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, child-rearing issues with children during puberty
    Processing disappointment and pain, understanding the failure of the relationship, changed relationships with children, ex-partner and families, emotional detachment from a former partner, searching for a lifestyle reorientation, etc.

As a psychotherapist, I offer professional help and work with you to find a way through your crisis, so you can live your life joyfully again.
  • I provide you with a trusting and judgment-free environment in which to discuss what is on your mind.
  • During difficult times, it can be hard to access the means necessary to change a problem. Here I see it as my duty to support you in finding your own solutions, and to discover or rediscover your abilities, resources and strengths.
  • I listen attentively and support you as you discuss things that you have been holding on to for a long time and have never trusted anyone else with.
  • I offer support by asking individual questions to help you recognize possible solutions in your life, and to bring clarity.
  • Together, we will develop a new scope of action to facilitate your dealing with issues.
We are what we think. All that are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.

Life is not a problem to be solved,
but rather a reality to be experienced.