Danube University Krems awarded Prim. University lecturer Dr. Florian Gottsauner-Wolf the honorary professorship. The physician works at the University Hospitals of Krems and St. Pölten, whose clinical departments for orthopaedics he heads. Since 2008, Gottsauner-Wolf has been associated with Danube University Krems in supporting significantly the Center for Regenerative Medicine, in establishing the Cartilage Competence Center and in contributing to the design of course curricula in the field of traumatology. Furthermore, he is involved in research and teaching at the Department for Health Sciences, Medicine and Research.
The Rectorate of Danube University Krems awarded Prim. University lecturer Dr. Florian Gottsauner-Wolf the honorary professorship in the course of an academic ceremony held on 14 February. According to its statutes, Danube University Krems is entitled to award the honorary professorship to persons who are regarded highly in specialist circles due to their professional and scientific achievements, and who rendered outstanding services next to their active involvement in research and teaching at the university. The basis in deciding whom to award an honorary professorship to lies on external expert opinions and is valid for the years 2020 - 2024.
Gottsauner-Wolf is Primarius and Head of the Clinical Departments of Orthopaedics at the University Clinics in Krems and in St. Pölten, and as such Associate Professor at the Karl Landsteiner University for Health Sciences and University Lecturer at the Medical University of Vienna. Born in Vienna, he studied human medicine at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna, where he received his doctorate. After working in research as a university assistant and research fellow at universities in Austria and at the Mayo Clinic, USA, Gottsauner-Wolf habilitated in 1995, soon after his recognition as a specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery. In 2001, the physician was appointed Primarius of the Orthopaedic Department at the then Krems Hospital, and in 2013 Primarius in St. Pölten.
Gottsauner-Wolf has significantly supported the introduction of cartilage cell transplantation at the University Hospital Krems and the establishment of a cartilage competence center at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Danube University Krems. Here, he also contributed to the development of curricula for university courses in the field of orthopaedic scientific training and was active as a lecturer. The orthopaedic surgeon was also part of several research projects carried out by the Centre for Regenerative Medicine headed by Prof. Dr. Stefan Nehrer, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Danube University Krems.