Medical Direction

MEDICAL DIRECTION

Since 2010, the Medical Director of Wiener Privatklinik is Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Kotz, an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of arthroplasty.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Kotz, specialist for orthopaedics, bone tumour surgery and spinal column surgery, has been president of various research associations and honoured with numerous honorary memberships and awards.

CURRICULUM VITAE

28.2.1941

Born in Vienna

13.07.1967

Award of Doctor of the entire Medical Department

16.09.1970

Educational Council for Medical Graduates at the (ECFMG)

Graduation for the practical training in the USA

Orthopaedic Residency

1970-1974

Specialist medical training in Orthopaedics with Univ.-Prof.Chiari

1974

Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Orthopaedics in Vienna

Head of the tumour – team at the Department of Orthopaedics in Vienna

1979

Univ.Dozent for Orthopaedics

18.6.1974

Habilitation

1.2.1984

O. Univ. Prof. for Orthopaedics

18.6.1984 - 30.09.2009

Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics in Vienna

1988/89

President of the „Österreichische Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie (ÖGO)" (Austrian Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)

1990 – 1993

President of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS)

1992 – 2000

President of the Vienna Academy of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

1995

President of the „Verein zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Forschung am Allgemeinen Krankenhaus in Wien“ (VFWF) (Association for the Promotion of Science and Research at the General Hospital in Vienna)

1997

President of the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie“ (DGOT) (German Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology)

1989 – 1999

Member of the Executive Board of the European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)

1999 – 2002

President der Société International de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)

2004 – 2005

President of the „Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie“ (ÖGC) (Austrian Society of Surgery)

Membership Inter Alia

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Musculo-Skeletal Tumor Society (MSTS)
Société International de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
International Hip Society
International Society on Limb Salvage (ISOLS)
European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS)
Foreign member of Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts (MANU)
Member of Deutschen Vereinigung für Orthopädische Sporttraumatologie (DVOST) (German Association for Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology)
Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Endoprothetik

2003-2009

Senator of the Medical University of Vienna

1989-2007

Member of the Supreme Health Council of the Republic of Austria

Publishing

1988-2003

Publisher of the journal for „Orthopädie und Grenzgebiete“ (published by Enke) (Orthopaedics and its border areas)

1993-1996

Editorial Board of International Orthopaedics (published by Springer)

1996 –2000

Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Surgery B

1991-dato

Consulting Editorial Board - La Chirurgia Degli Organi di Movimento

 

Reviewer of the “Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery A”

  Reviewer of the „Journal of Orthopaedic Research“

 

Honorary Memberships

2003

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie (DGOOC) (German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)

2005

Österreichische Röntgengesellschaft (Austrian Röntgen Society)

2006

AMSOS - Austrian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society

2007

Supreme Health Council

2008

Relief organisation for cancer – disability and difficult diseases for Romania

2009

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (Austrian Society for Surgery)

2010

Honorary citizen of the Medical University of Vienna




 

 

 

Awards

1991

Sigillum Universitatis Redonensis (Rennes/France)

1995

Grand Golden Medal of Honour of the Austrian Youth Red Crosses

2002

Golden Decoration of Merit of the City of Vienna

2002

Henry Dunant Medal of the World Red Cross

2004

Erich Lexer Prize

2005

Grand Golden Decoration of Merit for Services to the Province of Vienna

2005

Erwin-Schrödinger-Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2006

Grand Silver Decoration of Merit of the Republic of Austria

2007

MUVI Patron of the Year

2008

Ordinul Meritul Sanitar of the „Relief organisation for cancer – disability and difficult diseases for Romania“ Schloss „Palatul Cotroceni“, Bucharest, Romania