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Video Consultation: Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr.hc Alexander ROKITANSKY (Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Surgery)
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Specialist in General / Visceral Surgery
Specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery and
Specialist in Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine
Head of Surgery - Wiener Privatklinik

1975-1982: University medical education in Vienna
1982-1984: Assistant at the Institute of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Vienna with scientific activity in the Hans Popper Laboratory of Molecular Pathology (topic: carcinogenesis of intestinal polyps)
1984-1994: Assistant at the II. Surgical University Clinic at AKH - Vienna and start of training as a specialist in many fields of adult surgery with an additional focus on the whole spectrum of pediatric and adolescent surgery. The training included the visceral surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery of the child, cardiac surgery, and plastic/reconstructive surgery. Scientific work on circulatory support systems up to the new development of the so-called "Small Vienna Artificial Heart" to bridge the gap until human heart transplantation, which was finally used with clinical success in 1986.
1994: Awarded the teaching license for surgery at the Medical Faculty of Vienna and headed the planning of the new University Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery in Vienna, which was successfully put into operation by Rokitansky in March 1994.
First ranked in an international selection process for the position of Head of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the almost new Donaustadt Clinic (former Donauspital in the Social Medical Center East) and takeover of this department for 27 years to date with about 5000 inpatient surgical admissions/year.
1996: Foundation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Pediatric Surgical Research, led by Prof. Rokitansky from 1996-2005.
Since 1999: Austrian representative of pediatric surgery in the EUMS (European Union of Medical Specialists). Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Make-a-Wish Foundation International of Member of the Board of the Make-a-Wish Foundation Austria since 1999-2003.
2001-2004: President of the Austrian Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Member of the Board of the Austrian Society of Surgery and Chairman of the Examination Board for Specialists in Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery.
2001: Member of the Ethics Committee of the City of Vienna and award of the professional title "University Professor". Co-editor of the "European Journal of Pediatric Surgery" until today.
2002-2021: Member of the 3-headed steering committee of the scientific Felix-Mandl-Fonds of the Vienna Health Association
2002-present: Viennese/Federal Section Chairman of the Section for Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery of the Medical Association
2004: Award for the implementation of funnel chest surgery with live operations in Bucharest/Romania
Since 2005: Corresponding member of the German Society for Pediatric Surgery and Vice President of the Austrian Society for Pediatric Surgery
2006: Development of an Austrian implant for funnel chest correction without any metal abrasion in the body
2007: President of the Austrian Van Swieten Society International
2012: Honorary doctorate of the "Carol - Davila University" in Bucharest
2016: Honorary diploma of the University of Prague and award of the Cross of Honor first class for science and art by the Austrian Ministry
2017-Present: Chair of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna
Since 2021: Primarius for Surgery at the Vienna Private Clinic