About me

Curriculum Vitae
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Werner Scheithauer

Date of Birth: February 16, 1958
Nationality: Austrian
Official Address: Division of Clinical Oncology, Dept. of Internal Medicine I Vienna University Medical School Waehringer Guertel 18-20, Vienna, Austria
Phone/Fax: +43 -1 – 40400 – 54620
E-mail: werner.scheithauer@meduniwien.ac.at

Consulting Room: Ordinationszentrum Sanatorium Döbling, A-1190 Vienna, Heiligenstädterstrasse 46-48. Phone: +43-664-206.74.80

1976 A.B.II Bundesgymnasium, A-1190 Vienna, Austria

1981 M.D., University of Vienna, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

1981-84 Residency in internal medicine at the Depts. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology II and Div. of Oncology and Hematology, Dept. of Internal Medicine II, Vienna University School of Medicine

1984-85 Fellowship in medical oncology c/o Prof.D.Von Hoff, Prof.D.Kisner and Prof.M.P.Moyer, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA

1985-87 Medical resident at the Dept. of Internal Medicine II and Dept. of Cardiology, Vienna University School of Medicine

1986 Board certification for internal medicine

1987-90 Assistant medical director at the Dept. of Gastroenterology &Hepatology II, University of Vienna

1990 Qualification as academic lecturer for internal medicine

1991-97 Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Oncology, Dept. of Internal Medicine I and Head of the Section “Gastrointestinal Oncology

1994 Board Certification for hematology & oncology and gastroenterology & hepatology

Since 98 Professor of Internal Medicine at the Division of Oncology/Dept. of Internal Medicine I & CCC, Medical University of Vienna

Postgraduate training in medicine:

  • Postgraduate course of advanced gastroenterology, London 1982
  • Radioisotope users’s training course, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tx., USA 1985
  • Training courses in tissue culture techniques at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA (07/83), Univ.of Cologne (05/87), and Justus Liebig Univ., Giessen, Germany (06/87)
  • Advanced course for abdominal sonography, Bad Gastein, 1987 and Vienna 1992
  • “Art of Lecturing” course, Ipokrates Int.Postgrad.Organization for Knowledge Transfer, Wiss.Landesakademie für Niederösterreich, 08/1991
  • Management course for medical directors by the Austrian Medical Society, Vienna, 10/1991 to 07/1992
  • Inter-management seminar “Rhetoric Communication” Lackenhof, Austria, 01/1993
  • Advanced course for “Statistics in Medicine”, Vienna, 05/1995

Position and merits:

  • Consultant for clinical oncology at the General Hospital of Wr.Neustadt (>20 yrs. until 2015) and Landesklinikum Neunkirchen (>10 yrs. until 2017), in Niederoesterreich, Austria
  • Member of the Global Associates of the Institute for Drug Development of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center in Texas (since 1994)
  • Member of the Scientific Faculty of the European Society for Medical Oncolog for Gastrointestinal Tumors (since 2006)
  • Member of the Board of Directors / Scientific Faculty of the (1) Austrian Society for Haematology and Oncology, (2) Fellinger Foundation, (3) Society for Investigation of the Biology & Treatment of Cancer, (4) and Austrian Society for Applied Pharmacokinetics.
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of (1) the ‘FACULTY OF 1000 ( www.f1000.com ), (2) Onkologie – Int. Journal for Cancer Research and Treatment (1999-2011), (3) United Journal of Digestive and Liver Diseases & (4) Journal of Advanced Cancer Research.
  • Member of the scientific committee of various national and international cancer congresses & steering committees of clinical trials
  • Reviewer for various international scientific journals and Union Contre le Cancer (UICC) fellowship applications
  • Teaching activities, including training of medical students and postgraduates in preclinical & clinical research projects, and organization of postgraduate courses on a national basis.
  • Member of the Global Associates of the Institute for Drug Development of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center in Texas (since 1994)
  • Member of the Scientific Faculty of the European Society for Medical Oncology for Gastrointestinal Tumors (since 2006)
  • Member of the Board of Directors / Scientific Faculty of the (1) Austrian Society for Haematology and Oncology, (2) Fellinger Foundation, (3) Society for Investigation of the Biology & Treatment of Cancer, (4) and Austrian Society for Applied Pharmacokinetics.
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of (1) the ‘FACULTY OF 1000 ( www.f1000.com ), (2) Onkologie – Int. Journal for Cancer Research and Treatment (1999-2011), (3) United Journal of Digestive and Liver Diseases & (4) Journal of Advanced Cancer Research.
  • Member of the scientific committee of various national and international cancer congresses & steering committees of clinical trials
  • Reviewer for various international scientific journals and Union Contre le Cancer (UICC) fellowship applications
  • Teaching activities, including training of medical students and postgraduates in preclinical & clinical research projects, and organization of postgraduate courses on a national basis.

Awards:

  • Austrian State Price for Rheumatologic Sciences 1987
  • Wolfgang Denk Price of the Austrian Society for Hematology & Oncology 1994
  • Outstanding Manuscript Award for Human Studies of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine 1995
  • Mallinckrodt Award of the Austrian Society for Nuclear Medicine 1996
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Price of the Austrian Society for Internal Medicine 1997
  • Best Poster Award at the 27 th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncolgy 2002
  • “Eminent Scientist of the year 2005 Award – Europe” in Medical Oncology of the International Research Promotion Council (IRPC)
  • AIO-Scientific Award 2015 for the in Lancet Oncology published FIRE-3 study
  • Patients Choice Award 2018 – Most recommended haemato-oncologist in Vienna

Public Grants:

  • Jubilaeumsfond of the Austrian National Bank, project #2143 “Individualized chemotherapeutic treatment of malignant tumors of the digestive tract”, 1983-85
  • Fonds zur Foerderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, project #P-5352 “tumor-specific optimization of the human tumor stem cell assay for GI malignancies”, 1984-86
  • Erwin Schroedinger Stipendium, project #J-0024 “Preclinical and clinical studies on the development of new anticancer drugs”, 1984-85
  • Kommission Onkologie-Krebsforschung of the University of Vienna, project “PH dependency of in vitro chemosensitivity and modulation of drug resistance”, 93-95
  • Jubliläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank, project #6587″ “Role of peptides for growth inhibition of pancreatic cancer”, 1997-98
  • Med.Wissenschaftlicher Fonds des Bürgermeisters der Bundeshauptstadt Wien, 1998

Scientific Publications:

276 peer-reviewed research papers, >70 book chapters/overviews, >600 abstracts
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=&DB=PubMed and enter “Scheithauer W“

Memberships in international professional societies:

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
New York Academy of Sciences