education and stays abroad
1. row from left: Uni Wien, Uni Greifswald, Uni Heidelberg, Uni Tübingen.
2. row from left: Kings College, London/UK, AKH Wien, NIH, Bethesda, Washington/USA, Mayo Clinic, Rochester/USA

I studied medicine in Austria (Vienna) and Germany (Greifswald, Heidelberg and Tübingen). From a scientific fellowship at the Kings`s College in London, UK, I developed the field for my thesis (Transglutaminases as diagnostically relevant autoantigens in patients with gluten sensitivity); with this, I graduated from medical school in 2003.

From 2004-2007 I worked as Turnusarzt (Intern Doctor) at Hietzing Hospital Vienna and gained invaluable experience in different fields of medicine (urology, gynecology, abdominal surgery, rheumatology, gastroenterology, Neurology und pediatrics). From 2007-2011 I did my training as a resident in dermatology at the Department of Dermatology of the Medical University of Vienna/Vienna AKH under the supervision of Professor Georg Stingl. I passed the Austrian and the prestigious European Board exam for Dermatology in 2011.

2012 I embarked upon fellowships at two renowned hospitals in the USA ("Undiagnosed Diseases Program" at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Washington, Maryland, and "Visiting Scientist and Clinician Program" at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota).

Since my return I have been staff physician at the Department of Dermatology of the Medical University of Vienna/Vienna AKH, and since 2015 senior staff physician at this institution, head of the outpatient clinic for connective tissue diseases and, intermittently, leading the of team of physicians at the ward of our department. As I am also serving in our unit for emergency cases I am constantly trained for acute dermatological problems.