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Univ.-Prof. Ernst Horcher, MD

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery

Ernst Horcher has many years of experience in the field of paediatric surgery, neonatal surgery and very low birth premature babies.

  • 1971-74 Pediatric Surgery Mautner Markhof Kinderspital Vienna

  • 1974-88 2nd Surgical Department University Hopital Vienna (Chief Univ.-Prof. Dr. J. Navratil, Univ.-Prof. Dr. E. Wolner)

  • 02/1977 Facharztdiploma for General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery

  • 01/1978 Facharztdiploma for Pediatric Surgery

  • 01/1981 Professorship for Surgery

  • 1984 Fellowship Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hecker, Pediatric Surgery, Munich

  • 1988 Fellowship Univ.-Prof. Dr. H. Hendren Children´s Hospital Boston and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Filler, Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada

  • 1989 Fellowship fetal surgery Univ.-Prof. Dr. M.Harrison San Francisco

  • 1989-92 Head of pediatric surgery Mautner Markhof Kinderspital Vienna

  • 1991 Fellowship anal atresia, Univ.-Prof. Dr. A. Pena, New York, NY, USA

  • 1992-94 Head of pediatric surgery Donauspital Vienna

  • 06/1994 Ordinarius for Pediatric Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Vienna

  • 1994-2012 Head of Div. of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Vienna

Professional Specialization

  • General Surgery

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Paediatric Surgery


Main interest in:

  • Neonatal surgery and very low birth premature babies

  • Surgery of congenital anomalies

  • Abdominal surgery

  • Surgical oncology of solid tumors

  • Minimal Invasive Surgery


  • Honorary member of Austrian Society of Surgeons

  • Honorary member of Austrian Society of Pediatric Surgery

  • Society of the Surgeons of Vienna

  • Austrian Society of Experimental Surgery

  • Austrian Society of Pediatrics

  • International Society of Surgeons

Professorships / lectureships

  • Lectures and training of medical students Medical Univeristy Vienna

  • Teaching operations and lectures in Jemen, Syria, Sudan, Irak, Agypt, Libya

  • Training of medical students in pediatric surgery Medical University of Vienna

  • Responsibility for training of pediatric surgeons in the Austrian Academy for postgraduate training (board certification)

Throughout his medical activity Mr. Horcher published more than 200 papers, abstracts, book chapters, national and international presentations.

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