The heads of our departments are primarily tenured professors or proven experts in their fields at the Medical University of Graz who pool their scientific competence in studies, research and patient care. Their statements provide insight into the specializations of their departments.

Andreas Wedrich

Andreas Wedrich, Ophthalmology

"The basis for our daily business is our jointly formulated motto: We, the Department of Ophthalmology team, think and act for one another in patient care, education and research at the highest level possible."

Peter Schlenke

Peter Schlenke, Blood Group Serology and Transfusion Medicine

"We are proactively involved as scientists and partners in the development and expansion of certain research areas especially in the field of transplantation medicine and regenerative medicine."

Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf, Dermatology and Venereology

"26 special outpatient clinics and consultations for skin, hair and nails, education and research at the clinic and translational work in the lab: this all requires a diversified and thoroughly motivated team like the one here in Graz at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology."

Holger Till

Holger Till, Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery

"Children have entirely different needs than adults! That is why they deserve child-friendly specialists with expertise and empathy when surgical treatment is required. We want to find the best therapy for every child of every age, today and in the future!"

Markus Herrmann

Markus Herrmann, Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics

"Lab diagnostics is high-tech medicine that combines scientific innovation, complex technologies, international quality standards and integrated processes for the benefit of patients."

Stefan Wolfsberger

Stefan Wolfsberger, Neurosurgery

"Our department drives forward innovation in robotics, simulation and minimally invasive surgery—and all with the goal of treating the patients entrusted to us as gently and efficiently as possible according to the latest research findings and educating tomorrow's doctors.”

Andreas Leithner

Andreas Leithner, Orthopaedics and Trauma

"Treat the injured, save lives, restore mobility to patients and also play in the Champions League of orthopedic and traumatology research—you need a highly motivated team for that, like the one here in Graz."

Eva Reininghaus

Eva Maria Reininghaus, Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine

"Mental illness is the main cause of reduced quality of life and has a significant impact on life expectancy. The prevention and treatment of mental disorders is fundamentally important since the number of people affected is steadily increasing. For example, depression is one of the most common illnesses worldwide." 

Thomas Brunner

Thomas Brunner, Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

"We concentrate all our energy on combating our patients’ tumors, proceeding with the greatest precision and in close coordination with our partners in oncology. We are passionate about education and constantly conduct research to improve therapy."

Sascha Ahyai

Sascha Ahyai, Urology

"Our profession allows us to be closely involved in the treatment of our fellow human beings every day. We are lucky! And even more so when you can experience this in a dynamic team striving for professional, scientific and human development."