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Walter Reinisch, MD

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine

Chairholder, Audrey Campbell Chair in Ulcerative Colitis Research

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical University of Vienna

Email: reinisw@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Reinisch, MD, graduated at the Medical University of Vienna (MUV), where he finished his training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. After initial scientific studies in oncology at the MUV and the National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, he decided to focus his research interest on inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Reinisch is founding member of the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and was assigned as honorary member after having contributed in various positions. He was active in the Scientific and Public Affairs Committee of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and headed the Austrian IBD Study Group. Dr. Reinisch is member of the International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD).

Dr. Reinisch is an expert in designing, conducting and interpreting the results of clinical trials in IBD. He envisions a customized management of IBD utilizing the innovations of translational medicine. He advocates the implementation of a “common language of inflammatory bowel disease” to improve the communication with patients and between physicians for a better care and more robust research outcomes.

  1. Primas, C, Reinisch, S, Novacek, G. Letter: addition of azathioprine to infliximab maintenance therapy in patients with anti-drug antibodies and subclinical inflammation. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2018;47 (4):544-545. doi: 10.1111/apt.14472. PubMed PMID:29341274 .
  2. Panés, J, García-Olmo, D, Van Assche, G, Colombel, JF, Reinisch, W, Baumgart, DC et al.. Long-term Efficacy and Safety of Stem Cell Therapy (Cx601) for Complex Perianal Fistulas in Patients With Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology. 2017; :. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.12.020. PubMed PMID:29277560 .
  3. Lees, JA, Zhang, Y, Oh, MS, Schauder, CM, Yu, X, Baskin, JM et al.. Architecture of the human PI4KIIIα lipid kinase complex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017;114 (52):13720-13725. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718471115. PubMed PMID:29229838 PubMed Central PMC5748228.
  4. Streng, M, Ignatov, A, Reinisch, M, Costa, SD, Eggemann, H. A comparison of tumour size measurements with palpation, ultrasound and mammography in male breast cancer: first results of the prospective register study. J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s00432-017-2554-8. PubMed PMID:29204896 .
  5. Karamitros, D, Stoilova, B, Aboukhalil, Z, Hamey, F, Reinisch, A, Samitsch, M et al.. Single-cell analysis reveals the continuum of human lympho-myeloid progenitor cells. Nat. Immunol. 2018;19 (1):85-97. doi: 10.1038/s41590-017-0001-2. PubMed PMID:29167569 .
  6. Colombel, JF, Sandborn, WJ, Reinisch, W, Peyrin-Biroulet, L, Panaccione, R, Rutgeerts, P et al.. Long-term safety of adalimumab in clinical trials in adult patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2018;47 (2):219-228. doi: 10.1111/apt.14420. PubMed PMID:29159817 .
  7. Stephan, S, Reinisch, J. Auricular Reconstruction Using Porous Polyethylene Implant Technique. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2018;26 (1):69-85. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2017.09.009. PubMed PMID:29153190 .
  8. Colombel, JF, Panaccione, R, Bossuyt, P, Lukas, M, Baert, F, Vaňásek, T et al.. Effect of tight control management on Crohn's disease (CALM): a multicentre, randomised, controlled phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2018;390 (10114):2779-2789. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32641-7. PubMed PMID:29096949 .
  9. Stefan, CJ, Trimble, WS, Grinstein, S, Drin, G, Reinisch, K, De Camilli, P et al.. Membrane dynamics and organelle biogenesis-lipid pipelines and vesicular carriers. BMC Biol. 2017;15 (1):102. doi: 10.1186/s12915-017-0432-0. PubMed PMID:29089042 PubMed Central PMC5663033.
  10. Zahel, T, Hauer, S, Mueller, EM, Murphy, P, Abad, S, Vasilieva, E et al.. Integrated Process Modeling-A Process Validation Life Cycle Companion. Bioengineering (Basel). 2017;4 (4):. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering4040086. PubMed PMID:29039771 PubMed Central PMC5746753.
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