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Michael Hiesmayr
Univ. Prof. Dr.

Leiter Universitätsklinik für Anästhesie, Allgemeine Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Leiter Klinische Abteilung für Herz-Thorax-Gefässchirurgische Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin, Allgemeines Krankenhaus - Universitätskliniken, Wien, Transplantationszentrum


  • Intensivmedizin





2016 MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
2014 Director Postgraduate Program Medical University Vienna
2000 Visiting professor: Dep. of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care II, Université Jean Fourier Grenoble (Director Prof: P. Girardet)
1999 Lecturer in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine
1998 How to teach & practice Evidence Based Medicine
University College London
1997 Board certification Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
1987 Research fellow: University Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dijkzicht, Pathophysiological Laboratory (Director: Prof. A. Versprille)
1984-1987 Residency in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine University of Vienna, Faculty of Medicine
1981-1983 Training in General Medicine, Vorarlberg
1979-1980 PostDoc fellow: University Zürich, Internal medicine
1973-1979 Medical School University Innsbruck & Vienna

Clinical & Management Responsibilities

2012-2015 Chairman Section on Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition (ESICM)
2011-2015 Delegate of the Medical University Vienna to the National Nutrition Commission (NEK) and Workgroup leader for Institutional Nutrition
2011-2015 Chairman Austrian Society for Clinical Nutrition
Since 2010 Austrian Expert for ICU-acquired infections for the European Center for
Disease Control (ECDC)
Since 2007 Project Director: NutritionDay in European ICUs.
2008-2014 Head Department Anaesthesiology, General Intensive Care and Pain
Management, Medical University Vienna
Since 2002 Head Division Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Medical University Vienna
2003-2008 Founder and elected Chairman Section Perioperative Intensive Care (POIC), European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Since 2002 Member of the Ethical Committee, Medical University Vienna
1992-2002 Deputy Head Division Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Anaesthesia & Intensive Care (Head Prof. W. Haider)
1990-2002 Director Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit 13B2


1985 – 2016

  • >150 scientific publications (10 book chapters, 27 first, 30 senior)
  • being cited > 4000 times with a H-Index of 31 (Scopus)

Research topics:

  • Perioperative risk modelling
  • Metabolism and Nutrition Care
  • Epidemiology of malnutrition
  • General risk modelling for hospitalized patients
  • Nosocomial infections in Intensive Care