Michael Rolf Mueller, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Prof. MICHAEL ROLF MUELLER currently is Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery of the Vienna University and was nominated 2015 as full Professor of the Sigmund-Freud University in Vienna Austria. He is Director of the Department of General Thoracic Surgery at the Otto Wagner Hospital in Vienna.

His international profile comprises of Council member, Head of the Industrial Relations Committee, Treasurer, Director of External Relations and President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), as well as memberships of several International Scientific Societies including the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

He was part of the organization and coordination of the medical curriculum Vienna and lecturer of block “respiration”. As a coordinator of the European Sokrates student exchange program he was the representative for admission, coordination and professional care for visiting doctors from various countries via the Austrian Medical Society.

He serves as a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals like European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic Disease and others. He is in the organizing committee and on the review board of the ESTS annual meeting since 2003 and contributed as an invited speaker to several international conferences and educational activities.

He is author or co-author of 150 scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals as well as a number of book chapters. In 2015 he served as the editor of an international textbook of thoracic surgery in German language.

His research group currently focuses on oncological aspects with a special interest in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma and early detection of lung cancer. He leads a very active surgical program offering all aspects of general thoracic surgery and established a routine combination of VATS lobectomy with video-assisted mediastinal lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) along with superimposed high-frequency jet-ventilation.