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Univ.-Prof. Sylvia Schwarz, MD

Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Sylvia Schwarz has many years of experience in the field of anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine.

Numerous research projects abroad underline her scientific work (University of Groningen, University of California, Cleveland Clinic, Stanford Hospital).

Dr. Schwarz involves herself in health policy. For many years she had been vice president and since 2014 she is president of the Supreme Medical Council (Oberster Sanitätsrat) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health.

Career
  • 1977 Specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • 1990 Chairwoman of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Lainz Hospital in Vienna
  • 1995 Legally sworn expert
  • 1996 Member of the Supreme Medical Council of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health
  • 1997 Associate member of the Medical Council of the Federal Province of Vienna (Wiener Landessanitätsrates)
  • 2000 – 2013 Full member of the Medical Council of the Federal Province of Vienna)
  • 1999 – 2014 Vice president of the Supreme Medical Council of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health
  • 2004 – 2005 President of the Van Swieten Society
  • 2013 Associate member of the Medical Council of the Federal Province of Vienna
  • 2014 President of the Supreme Medical Council of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health
Professional Specialization
  • Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Functions
  • President of the Van Swieten Society (2004 – 2005)
  • President of the Supreme Medical Council of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health (since 2014)
Memberships
  • Affiliate Member of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists
Professorships / lectureships
  • University of Vienna
Publications

Throughout her medical activity Sylvia Schwarz published more than 137 scientific articles.

 

  • Erlacher W, Tiefenbrunner H, Kästenbauer T, Schwarz S, Fitzgerald RD. (2012). CobraPLUS and Cookgas air-Q versus Fastrach for blind endotracheal intubation: a randomised controlled trial.
  • Erlacher W, Tiefenbrunner H, Kästenbauer T, Schwarz S, Fitzgerald RD. (2012). CobraPLUS and Cookgas air-Q versus Fastrach for blind endotracheal intubation: a randomised controlled trial.
  • Fitzgerald RD, Fritsch S, Wislocki W, Oczenski W, Waldenberger FR, Schwarz S. (2008). Transvenous, intracardial cardioversion for the treatment of postoperative atrial fibrillation.
  • Oczenski W, Hörmann C, Keller C, Lorenzl N, Kepka A, Schwarz S, Fitzgerald RD. (2005). Recruitment maneuvers during prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Oczenski W, Hörmann C, Keller C, Lorenzl N, Kepka A, Schwarz S, Fitzgerald RD. (2004). Recruitment maneuvers after a positive end-expiratory pressure trial do not induce sustained effects in early adult respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Oczenski W, Waldenberger F, Nehrer G, Kneifel W, Swoboda H, Schwarz S, Fitzgerald RD. (2004). Vacuum-assisted closure for the treatment of cervical and mediastinal necrotizing fasciitis.

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