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Univ.-Prof. Ferdinand Muehlbacher, MD

Surgery, Visceral Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Ferdinand Muehlbacher was trained as General Surgeon, but spezialized early in Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Transplantation and Transplantation of other Abdominal Organs. During his directorship, more than 5.000 kidney transplants and more than 1.500 liver transplants have been performed.

He also established a successful organ procurement system in the County, he masterminded and participated in many research activities in Organ preservation, development of immunsupressive drugs and tolerance induction.
Career

  • 1974 Doctor med.

  • 1981 Specialist in Surgery

  • 1991 Assocciate Professor of Surgery

  • 1993 Professor of Surgery and Director of Division of Transplantation

  • 1995 Chairman Department of Surgery

Professional Specialization

  • General Surgery

  • Visceral Surgery

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Intensive Care

Functions

  • Board Member Eurotransplant Foundation

  • Treasurer of ESOT (European Society of Organ Transplantation) (1997 - 2005)

  • President of ESOT (European Society of Organ Transplantation) (2007 - 2009)

  • Member and Chair of Austrian Transplantation Council (ÖBIG Transplantationsbeirat) (1992 - 2016)

  • Editor in Chief of Transplant International (1997 - 2014)

Memberships

  • ESOT - European Society of Organ Transplantation

  • Austrian Society of Surgery (Honorary Member)

  • Austrian Society for Transplantation (Honorary Member)

Professorships / lectureships

  • Honorary Visiting Professor University of Ljubljana

  • Lecturer DTI Barcelona

Awards

  • 2004 Czech Transplantation Foundation Annual Award

  • 2004 Ehrenzeichen der Johanniter Unfallhilfe

  • 2009 Knights Cross of the Order of Silvester

  • 2009 Großes Silbernes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich

Publications
Throughout his medical activity Mr. Muehlbacher published various articles as an author or coauthor.

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