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Daniela Kniepeiss, M.D.
Division of Surgery, Dept. of Transplantation, Medical University Graz

University education

1989 - 1997 University education in Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria
2008 Postgraduate course for Clinical Investigator
2009 Postgraduate course for Senior Management

Career history

1999 – 2005 Fellow in General Surgery and Subspeciality Training in Transplantation, Department of Transplant Surgery, Medical University Graz, Austria
2005 – present Staff Surgeon (liver, kidney, pancreas transplantation), Department of Transplant Surgery, Medical University Graz, Austria
2004 Surgical Training in Living Donor Liver Transplantation in Seoul and Kyoto, November 2004
2004 Degree in Emergency Medicine
2008 Surgical Training in Pancreas Transplantation at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, January 2008
2009- present Special Surgical Training in hepatobiliary Surgery at the Department of General Surgery, Medical University Graz, Austria
2010 Diploma of the European Board of Surgery Qualification (Transplantation, Module 1-4)
2010 Habilitation
2011 Certificate and License for Intensive Care Medicine
2011 Certificate in quality and risk management
2011 Mentor at the Medical University Graz

Career-related activities & memberships

  • Several publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Chairs at national meetings
  • Organisation of national meetings
  • Reviewer for
    • “Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation”
    • “Transplant International”
    • “Liver Transplantation”
    • “American Journal of Transplantation”
    • “BMC Nephrology”
    • “Journal of Clinical Anesthesia”
  • Memberships
    • Austrian Society for Surgery
    • Austrian Society for Transplantation, Transfusion und Genetics
    • European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT)
    • European Liver Transplant Association (ELTA)

Clinical Focus

  • Transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas)
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Immunosuppression
  • Aftercare of transplant recipients

Research Focus

  • Reperfusion methods in liver transplantation
  • Early detection of renal dysfunction in patients after liver transplantation
  • Tolerance induction in a mouse model
  • Transplantation in elderly patients
  • Gender and Transplantation.