Rainer Mittermayr

Rainer Mittermayr

Assoc. Prof. (Priv.-Doz.) Dr. Rainer Mittermayr, MD

AUVA Trauma Center Vienna, Meidling, Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon
LBI for experimental and clinical traumtology, Head of Wound Research
Medical University Vienna, Lecturer for MD and PhD studies
Sigmund Freund Medical University, Vienna, Lecturer for MD study


since 11/2018 – Orthopedic Consultant
07.2017 – Training in Orthopedics, Otto Wagner Spital, Vienna
since 05.2016 –  Senior Trauma Consultant at the Trauma Center Vienna, Meidling
01.-03.2015 –  Hospitation Trauma and Sports Clinic Dr. Schenk, Vorarlberg, Österreich
10/2013 –  Habilitation (venia docendi) in traumatology (topic shockwave treatment) to the medical university Vienna
12/2012 – 05/2013 –  Orthopedics, Gersthof, Wien
since 06/2013 –  Trauma Consultant at the Trauma Center Meidling AUVA, Wien
09/2012 – 11/2012 –  Pathology, KH Rudolfstiftung, Wien
03/2012 – 08/2012 –  Neurosurgery, KH Rudolfstiftung, Wien
12/2011 – 02/2012 –  Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Wilhelminenspital, Wien
12/2010 – 11/2011 –  General, Visceral and Tumorsurgery, Wilhelminenspital, Wien
06/2010 – 11/2010 –  Division for plastic and reconstructive surgery, Burn and Wound Care Unit,
Medical University Montpellier, France
06/2006 – 05/2010 –  Resident Trauma Surgery, AUVA Trauma Center Meidling, Vienna, Austria
2003-2005 –  Research Assistant at the Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medicine I,
Medical University Vienna
1994 – 2005 –  University of Medical School
Graduate dissertation: “Aspects of wound healing and angiogenesis in plastic/reconstructive surgery (flaps and grafts)– Experimental studies“
1988 – 1993 –  Federal Trade Academy Rohrbach / Oberösterreich
1984 – 1988 –  Haslach Secondary School / Oberösterreich
1980 – 1984 –  Haslach Elementary School / Oberösterreich

Science and Teaching Activities

• Department leader of delayed-, non-healing fractures (non-union, pseudarthrosis) at the AUVA Trauma Center Meidling, Vienna
• Department leader of shockwave therapy at the AUVA Trauma Center Meidling, Vienna
• Team member of the shoulder surgery group at the AUVA Trauma Center Meidling, Vienna
• Head of the wound regeneration research group and shoulder research group at the Austrian Cluster of Tissue Regeneration, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for experimental and clinical traumatology
• Board member of the cooperative research group between the Medical University Vienna and Austrian Cluster of Tissue Regeneration
• Lecturer at the Medical University Vienna and Sigmund Freud Medical University (MD and PhD), Austria
• Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria
• Lecturer and Tutor at international Peer to Peer Workshops
• Reviewer of international medical peer-reviewed journals
• Member of the Managing Board of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST)
• Scientific focus: in vivo models, ischemia-/reperfusion, angiogenesis, biomatrices, gene-activated biomatrices, growth factors, shockwave

Publications and Speeches

Since 1999 scientific assistant and since 2014 head of wound research at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration with periodic speeches and chairs (partly invited) at national and international conferences. Multiple publications and book contributions in national and international journals and books.


• International W(ound) H(ealing) S(ociety): Young Investigator Award 2002
• Austrian Society for Surgery: Theodor–Billroth Award 2003
• Wilhelm Auerswald Award for Best Dissertation 2005
• Vienna Future Symposium 2007: Scientific Poster Award
• German and International Society for Shockwave Therapy DIGEST-Award: For the best scientific publication 2011
• Harold Ellis Award for the best article in Int J Surg (2015)