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Univ.-Prof. Günter J. Krejs, MD

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Günter J. Krejs is a professor emeritus of internal medicine with the subspecialty of gastroenterology.

He was chairman of a large university department of internal medicine for 19 years.

He has international experience in gastroenterology from his time as professor in the United States of America and in Austria, and as Governing Board Member of the European Association of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition for 30 years.

Career
  • 1969 MD Medical Schools: Universities of Vienna and Zurich
  • 1969-71 Rotating residency, Krems and Vienna, Austria
  • 1971-75 Residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology, Triemli City Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1975-87 Faculty member (progressed from instructor to professor of internal medicine, 1984), University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • 1986-2005 Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
  • 1986-2013 Head, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz
Professional Specialization
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine in Austria and USA
  • Board-certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Austria and USA
  • Board-certified in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Austria
  • Board-certified in Laboratory Medicine in Austria
Functions
  • Associate Editor, Gastroenterology (1980-81)
  • President, Austrian Society of Internal Medicine (1988, 1991, 1995, 1999)
  • President, European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (1988-90)
  • Organisation of the First European Digestive Disease Week in Vienna (later to become UEG) (1990)
  • Chairman, Coordinating Council, United European Gastroenterology Federation (1991)
  • President, Austrian Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1994-96)
  • President, 11th World Congress of Gastroenterology, Vienna (1998)
  • President, Van Swieten Society, Austria (1998-99)
  • Member, Supreme Medical Coucil of the Republic of Austria (2001-10)
  • President, Bockus Inernational Society of Gastroenterology (2007-09)
  • Speaker of the Science Class, Sudeto-German Academy of Sciences and Arts (Munich) (2012)
  • Vice-President, Sudeto-German Academy of Sciences and Arts (Munich) (2015)
Memberships
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • European Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition
  • Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology

 

Honorary Memberships:

  • Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Austrian Surgical Society
  • Scientific Society of Physicians in Styria
  • Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professorships / lectureships
  • Medical University, Graz, Austria
  • Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • Karl Landsteiner Private University for Medical Sciences, Krems, Austria
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • more than 600 lectures at national and internaltional meetings
Publications
  • More than 300 original articles (5 in the New England Journal of Medicine)
  • More than 300 reviews and book chapters
  • Areas of research: intestinal absorption and secretion, secretory diarrhea, gastrointestinal endocrine tumors, peptic ulcer disease, therapeutic endoscopy, microbiota

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