Walter Klepetko MD is the director of the Vienna International Center for Thoracic Oncology (VICTO).
He is a Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna and a renowned specialist for thoracic malignancies.
He owns a special profile for extended thoracic surgical procedures, has a scientific impact factor of more than 700 and has participated in many guideline committees.
Among multiple other academic achievements, he is a past president of the European Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery and a former representative of Europe in the council of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons.
He has been a visiting Professor to leading academic institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, Cleveland, Kopenhagen, Rome and Zurich.Besides his focus on thoracic malignancies, Professor Klepetko has built up one of the worldwide leading lung transplantation programs at the Medical University of Vienna.