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Ayman Tammaa, MD, MBA

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ayman Tammaa is a clinically highly experienced specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology based in a tertiary referral hospital. He has a clinical and scientific focus in Urogynaecology and endometriosis, where he is a renowned expert.

  • 1993 Doctorate of Medicine - Medical University of Vienna

  • 2004 Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • 2012 MBA (Health Care Management) - WU executive academy, Vienna

Professional Specialization

  • Urogynecology

  • Endometriosis

  • Benign gynaecological surgery


  • Deputy Head Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna

  • Head of Urogynecology Section, Wilhelminenspital

  • Board member of the Austrian Urogynecology Working Group

  • Reviewer for various peer reviewed Journals

  • Reviewer for the Ethical Comittee of the City of Vienna


  • Austrian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (ÖGGG)

  • Austrian Working Group of Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery (AUB)

  • International Urogynecology Association (IUGA)

  • International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professorships / lectureships

  • Guest Professor at the Medical University of Vienna

  • Lecturer at the Medical University of Graz


  • 2013 1st Posterprize Annual meeting of the Austrian working group of Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, St. Veit/Glan

  • 2013 3rd Posterprize – 2nd Congress of Endometriosis for germanspeaking countries, Linz

  • 2009 Best oral presentation (German Urogynecology Congress 2009)

  • 1990 Pro Scientia scholarship for excellent students


  • Tammaa, G. Teich, T. Scholl, H. Salzer. Ethnologie als Risikofaktor für Gestationsdiabetes in Mitteleuropa. Geburtsh. Frauenheilk 2001;61: 142-46

  • Lohninger A., Karlic H., Lohninger S., Tammaa A., Jinniate S., Mascher H., Mascher D., Salzer H.: „Carnitine in Pregnancy“; Monatshefte für Chemie (Chemical Monthly), 136, 1523-33, DOI 10.1007, 2005

  • Tammaa, A. Mirna, B. Reichetzer, T. Scholl, H. Salzer. Therapy-refractory frequency, urgency and nocturia: Medium term effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine – a pilot study. Akupunktur & Traditionell Chines. Medizin, AKU 2005; 33, 1:35-41

  • Kolle D, Tamussino K, Hanzal E, Tammaa A, Preyer O, Bader A, Enzelsberger H, Ralph G, Riss P; Austrian Urogynecology Working Group. Bleeding complications with the tension-free vaginal tape operation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Dec;193(6):2045-9

  • Cauza E, Hanusch-Enserer U, Bischof M, Spak M, Kostner K, Tammaa A, Dunky A, Ferenci P.Increased C282Y heterozygosity in gestational diabetes. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2005 Sep-Oct;20(5):349-54

  • Helmer H., Bachholz M., Bichler A., Frudinger A., Neunteufel W., Tammaa A., Umek W., Wunderlich M.; Leitlinie zum Management von Dammrissen III° und IV° nach vaginaler Geburt. Speculum Zeitschrift für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe 2007 25 (3) 15-18

  • K Tamussino, E Hanzal, D Kölle, A Tammaa, O Preyer, W Umek, V Bjelic-Radisic, H Enzelsberger, PF Lang, G Ralph, P Riss. Transobturatorische Bänder bei Stressinkontinenz: Ergebnisse des Österreichischen Registers. Geburtsh Frauenheilk 2007; 67

  • Tamussino K, Hanzal E, Kölle D, Tammaa A, Preyer O, Umek W, Bjelic-Radisic V, Enzelsberger H, Lang PF, Ralph G, Riss P for the Austrian Urogynecology Working Group (AUB): Transobturator tapes for Stress Urinary Incontinence: Results of the Austrian Registry AJOG 2007,197:634.e1-634.e5

  • Lohninger A, Radler U, Jinniate S, Lohninger S, Karlic H, Lechner S, Mascher D, Tammaa A, Salzer H. Relationship between carnitine, fatty acids and insulin resistance. Gynakol Geburtshilfliche Rundsch. 2009;49(4):230-5

  • Tammaa, A. TVT (Tensionfree vaginal tape) – past, present, future. J Urol Urogynäkol 2011; (18):4

  • Fritzer N, Tammaa A, Salzer H, Hudelist G. Effects of surgical excision of endometriosis regarding quality of life and psychological well-being: a review. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2012 Jul;8(4):427-35

  • Diagnostic delay for endometriosis in Austria and Germany: causes and possible consequences. Hudelist G, Fritzer N, Thomas A, Niehues C, Oppelt P, Haas D, Tammaa A, Salzer H. Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep 17

  • Uterine sliding sign: a simple sonographic predictor for presence of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum. Hudelist G, Fritzer N, Staettner S, Tammaa A, Tinelli A, Sparic R, Keckstein J.Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;41(6):692-5

  • Guidelines for the management of third and fourth degree perineal tears after vaginal birth from the Austrian Urogynecology Working Group. Aigmueller T, Umek W, Elenskaia K, Frudinger A, Pfeifer J, Helmer H, Huemer H, Tammaa A, van der Kleyn M, Tamussino K, Koelle D; Austrian Urogynecology Working Group. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Apr;24(4):553-8

  • Dyspareunia and quality of sex life after surgical excision of endometriosis: a systematic review.Fritzer N, Tammaa A, Salzer H, Hudelist G. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Feb;173:1-6

  • Vaginal prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh: results of the Austrian registry.Bjelic-Radisic V, Aigmueller T, Preyer O, Ralph G, Geiss I, Müller G, Riss P, Klug P, Konrad M, Wagner G, Medl M, Umek W, Lozano P, Tamussino K, Tammaa A.  for the Austrian Urogynecology Working Group. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Feb 12

  • Retropubic vs. transobturator tension-free vaginal tape for female stress urinary incontinence: 3-month results of a randomized controlled trial. Aigmüller T, Tammaa A , Tamussino K, Hanzal E, Umek W, Kölle D, Kropshofer S, Bjelic-Radisic V, Haas J, Giuliani A, Lang PF, Preyer O, Peschers U, Jundt K, Ralph G, Dungl A, Riss PA for the Austrian TVT vs. TVT-O Study Group. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 May 13

  • Learning curve for the detection of pouch of Douglas obliteration and deep infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum. Tammaa A, Fritzer N, Strunk G, Krell A, Salzer H, Hudelist G. Hum Reprod. 2014 Jun;29(6):1199-204

  • Management of 3rd and 4th Degree Perineal Tears after Vaginal Birth. German Guideline of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (AWMF Registry No. 015/079, October 2014).Aigmueller T, Bader W, Beilecke K, Elenskaia K, Frudinger A, Hanzal E, Helmer H, Huemer H, van der Kleyn M, Koelle D, Kropshofer S, Pfeiffer J, Reisenauer C, Tammaa A, Tamussino K, Umek W. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2015 Feb;75(2):137-144

  • Interobserver agreement of non invasive diagnosis of endometriosis by transvaginal sonography (TVS)Tammaa A, Fritzer N., Krell A, Lozano P, Salzer H, M. Salama, Hudelist G. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2015

  • When sex is not on fire: Quality of sex life and dyspareunia 10 months after surgical resection of endometriosis. Fritzer N, Tammaa A, Ullrich U, Krell A, Haas D, Oppelt P, Renner S, Wölfler M, Hornung D, Hudelist G. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Feb;197:36-40

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