In 2016, Thomas Klestil had been appointed as university professor for traumatology at Danube University Krems according to § 99 of the Austrian University Act 2002. Now in January 2021, the specialist for "Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery" as well as for "Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology" has been appointed to the university professorship for clinical research in orthopedics and traumatology according to § 98 UG 2002.


Thomas Klestil
Andrea Reischer

"The development of surgical operation techniques has advanced in recent years, especially in the new discipline of orthopedics and traumatology. Here, research is being conducted on materials for joint replacement, surgical technologies, biomechanics or computer techniques, among other things. Our goal is to get patients mobilized as quickly as possible, to treat injuries at the best and to support the recovery process. So I am looking forward to continue teaching and researching in the field of orthopedics and traumatology," says Prof Thomas Klestil of the Department for Health Sciences, Medicine and Research.

Additionally, Klestil heads the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Landesklinikum Baden-Mödling, to which a satellite specialty of the LK Hainburg is affiliated. Furthermore, the specialist supervises the university course "Advanced Orthopedics and Traumatology" and is involved in the PhD program "Regenerative Medicine" at Danube University Krems.


Thomas Klestil studied human medicine at the University of Vienna. In 1998, he habilitated at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2015, Klestil holds the position of visiting professor at the Medical University of Vienna. At Danube University Krems, Klestil has been teaching regularly since 2013. In 2016, he was awarded a university professorship at Danube University Krems. In addition, Klestil's activities include serving as a member of the Provincial Health Council, as a goal-setting coordinator for the Province of Lower Austria, and as a sworn and court-certified expert. Furthermore, during his scientific career he has written numerous publications on orthopedics and traumatology and has given many lectures on these subjects.

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