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Univ.-Prof. Michael Rolf Mueller, MD

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Michael Rolf Mueller currently is associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery of the Vienna University and was nominated 2015 as full Professor of the Sigmund-Freud University in Vienna Austria. He is Director of the Department of General Thoracic Surgery at the Otto Wagner Hospital in Vienna.

His research group currently focuses on oncological aspects with a special interest in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma and early detection of lung cancer. He leads a very active surgical program offering all aspects of general thoracic surgery and established a routine combination of VATS lobectomy with video-assisted mediastinal lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) along with superimposed high-frequency jet-ventilation.
Career

  • 1985 Medical License (G.P.)

  • 1985 University assistant at the Second University Clinic for Surgery of the Vienna General Hospital in Vienna, Austria

  • 1990 Specialist in Surgery

  • 1994-95 Study visits in London, St. Bartholomew Hospital, (Prof. Roderique Flower)

  • 1995 PhD in Surgery

  • 1997 Associate Professor of Surgery

  • 1999 Specialist in Thoracic Surgery

  • 1999 Specialist in Vascular Surgery

  • 2000, 2003 Visiting Professor in Dhulikhel, Nepal

  • 2001-02 Postgraduate University course for health management (University Salzburg/Austria)

  • 2003-06 Training in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • 2007 Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria

  • 2014 GCP-Training

Professional Specialization

  • Surgery

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Training in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Functions

  • Secretary-general of the Van Swieten Society (1999 - 2007)

  • Austrian Regent of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) (2002 - 2003)

  • Member of the Council of the ESTS (since 2004)

  • Board member of Joint Meetings of ESTS and EACTS (since 2003)

  • Director of the study-group “Thoracic surgery” of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (OGP) (since 2003)

  • President of the Austrian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2006 - 2007)

  • Treasurer of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) (2006 - 2009)

  • Treasurer and President elect of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008 - 2009)

  • President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) (2009 - 2010)

  • Chair of the board of national representatives (ESTS regents) of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2010 - 2011)

  • Director of External Relations of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) (2011 - 2012)

  • Head of the Nomination Committee of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) (2014 - 2015)

Memberships

  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS)

  • German Society of Thoracic Surgeons (DGT)

  • Austrian Society of Surgery

  • Austrian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Austrian Society of Experimental Surgery

  • Austrian Society of Pneumology (OGP)

  • Austrian Society of Senology

Professorships / lectureships

  • Associate Professor of the Vienna University Medical School (MUW)

  • Full Professor of the Sigmund Freund University Vienna (SFU)

Publications

  • Zeitlinger MA, Traunmüller F, Abrahim A, Müller MR, Erdogan Z, Müller M, Joukhadar C. A pilot study testing whether concentrations of levofloxacin in interstitial space fluid of soft tissues may serve as a surrogate for predicting its pharmacokinetics in lung. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2007 Jan;29(1):44-50. Top (Microbiology) 3.067

  • Sturridge MF, Mueller MR, Treasure T. Blood supply of the trachea and proximal bronchi. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug;84(2):675. Top (Surgery) 3.644

  • Getman V, Devyatko E, Wolner E, Aharinejad S, Mueller MR. Fleece bound sealing prevents pleural adhesions. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2006 Jun;5(3):243-6. Standard (Surgery) 2.106

  • Pohl G, Krajnik G, Malayeri R, Müller RM, Klepetko W, Eckersberger F, Schäfer-Prokop C, Pokrajac B, Schmeikal S, Maier A, Ambrosch G, Woltsche M, Minar, W, Pirker R. Induction chemotherapy with the TIP regimen paclitaxel/ifosfamide/cisplatin) in stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2006 Oct;54(1):63-7.

  • Watzka SB, Setinek U, Huber M, Cantonati H, Lax F, Watson S, Weigel G, Mueller MR. Reactivity of integrin-linked kinase in human mesothelial cell proliferation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb;7(1):107-10. Standard (Surgery) 2.106

  • Kandioler D, Stamatis G, Eberhardt W, Kappel S, Zöchbauer-Müller S, Kührer I, Mittlböck M, Zwrtek R, Aigner C, Bichler C, Tichy V, Hudec M, Bachleitner T, End A, Müller MR, Roth E, Klepetko W. Growing clinical evidence for the interaction of the p53 genotype and response to induction chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May;135(5):1036-41. Top (Surgery) 2.986

  • Felfernig M, Salat A, Kimberger O, Gradisek P, Müller MR, Felfernig D. Preemptive analgesia by lornoxicam--an NSAID--significantly inhibits perioperative platelet aggregation. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2008 Sep;25(9):726-31. Standard (Anaesthesia) 0.849

  • Rocco G, Rendina EA, Venuta F, Mueller MR, Halezeroglu S, Dienemann H, Van Raemdonck D, Hansen HJ. The use of sealants in modern thoracic surgery: a survey. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr 8. Standard (Surgery) 2.106

  • Fleck T, Fleck M, Mueller MR, Hager H, Klepetko W, Wolner E, Wisser W. Extended videoscopic robotic thymectomy with the da Vinci telemanipulator for the treatment of myasthenia gravis: the Vienna experience. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. Vol 9 (2009) 784-787. Standard (Surgery) 2.106

  • Stefan B. Watzka, Ulrike Setinek, Helmut Prosch, Michael R. Mueller. Primary Synovial Sarcoma of the lung as an incidental finding – case report. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. Vol 9 (2009) 1026-1028. Standard (Surgery) 2.106

  • Watzka SB, Setinek U, Stubenberger EB, Tötsch M, Dekan G, Marcher M, Fleck T, Müller MR. Integrin-linked kinase, phosphorylated AKT and the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Jun 24. Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • Watzka SB, Rauscher-Pötsch I, Nierlich P, Setinek U, Köstler WJ, Pötschger U, Müller MR, Attems J. Concordance between epidermal growth factor receptor status in primary non-small-cell lung cancer and metastases: a post-mortem study. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Jul;38(1):34-7. Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • Watzka SB, Rauscher-Pötsch I, Stubenberger E, Getman V, Setinek U, Tötsch M, Pötschger U, Müller MR. Immunoreactivity of integrin-linked kinase in primary non-small-cell lung cancer and survival after curative resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Sep;38(3):254-9. Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • Michael Rolf Mueller. ESTS Presidential address: the driving force. Eur J cardiothorac Surg. 2010;38:651-656 Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • De Leyn P, Muller MR, Oosterhuis JW, Schmid T, Choong CK, Weder W, Sokolow Y. Prospective European multicenter randomized trial of PleuraSeal for control of air leaks after elective pulmonary resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011Apr;141(4):881-7. Top (Surgery) 2.986

  • Watzka SB, Posch F, Pass HI, Huflejt M, Bernhard D, Hannigan GE, Mueller MR. Detection of integrin-linked kinase in the serum of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug;142(2):384-9. Top (Surgery) 2.986

  • Watzka SB, Posch F, Hochmair M, Setinek U, Köstler WJ, Müller MR. Resistance to EGFR targeting therapies in lung cancer. Minerva Chir. 2011 Oct;66(5):483-94. Standard (Surgery)

  • Watzka SB, Posch F, Pass HI, Flores RM, Hannigan GE, Bernhard D, Weber M, Mueller MR. Serum concentration of integrin-linked kinase in malignant pleuralmesothelioma and after asbestos exposure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • Mueller MR. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;93(3):967. Top (Surgery) 3.644

  • Watzka SB, Setinek U, Stubenberger EB, Tötsch M, Dekan G, Marcher M, Fleck T, Mueller MR. Integrin-linked kinase, phosphorylated AKT and the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Feb;39(2):180-4. Erratum in: Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 May;41(5):1222. Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • Firlinger I, Stubenberger E, Müller MR, Burghuber OC, Valipour A. Endoscopic one-way valve implantation in patients with prolonged air leak and the use of digital air leak monitoring. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):1243-9. Top (Surgery) 3.644

  • Watzka SB, Posch F, Pass HI, Flores RM, Hannigan GE, Bernhard D, Weber M, Mueller MR. Serum concentration of integrin-linked kinase in malignant pleural mesothelioma and after asbestos exposure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 May;43(5):940-5. Standard (Surgery) 2.397

  • Posch F, Setinek U, Flores RM, Bernhard D, Hannigan GE, Mueller MR, Watzka SB. Serum integrin-linked kinase (sILK) concentration and survival in non-small cell lung cancer: a pilot study. Clin Transl Oncol. 2014 May;16(5):455-62. Standard (Oncology) 1.600

  • Mueller MR, Marzluf BA. The anticipation and management of air leaks and residual spaces post lung resection. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Mar;6(3):271-84.

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