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


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. Vermeire, S, Sandborn, WJ, Danese, S, Hébuterne, X, Salzberg, BA, Klopocka, M et al.. Anti-MAdCAM antibody (PF-00547659) for ulcerative colitis (TURANDOT): a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30930-3. PubMed PMID:28527704 .
  2. Reinisch, W, Jahnsen, J, Schreiber, S, Danese, S, Panés, J, Balsa, A et al.. Evaluation of the Cross-reactivity of Antidrug Antibodies to CT-P13 and Infliximab Reference Product (Remicade): An Analysis Using Immunoassays Tagged with Both Agents. BioDrugs. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s40259-017-0219-4. PubMed PMID:28497221 .
  3. Liese, J, Bottner, N, Büttner, S, Reinisch, A, Woeste, G, Wortmann, M et al.. Influence of the recipient body mass index on the outcomes after kidney transplantation. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s00423-017-1584-7. PubMed PMID:28493145 .
  4. Fuchs, KH, Musial, F, Ulbricht, F, Breithaupt, W, Reinisch, A, Babic, B et al.. Foregut symptoms, somatoform tendencies, and the selection of patients for antireflux surgery. Dis. Esophagus. 2017;30 (7):1-10. doi: 10.1093/dote/dox022. PubMed PMID:28475727 .
  5. Sandborn, WJ, Su, C, Sands, BE, D'Haens, GR, Vermeire, S, Schreiber, S et al.. Tofacitinib as Induction and Maintenance Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis. N. Engl. J. Med. 2017;376 (18):1723-1736. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1606910. PubMed PMID:28467869 .
  6. Calle-Vallejo, F, Pohl, MD, Reinisch, D, Loffreda, D, Sautet, P, Bandarenka, AS et al.. Why conclusions from platinum model surfaces do not necessarily lead to enhanced nanoparticle catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction. Chem Sci. 2017;8 (3):2283-2289. doi: 10.1039/c6sc04788b. PubMed PMID:28451330 PubMed Central PMC5363395.
  7. Heil, J, Miesbach, W, Vogl, T, Bechstein, WO, Reinisch, A. Deep Vein Thrombosis of the Upper Extremity. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2017;114 (14):244-249. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.2017.0244. PubMed PMID:28446351 PubMed Central PMC5415909.
  8. Reinisch, JM, Mortensen, EL, Sanders, SA. Prenatal Exposure to Progesterone Affects Sexual Orientation in Humans. Arch Sex Behav. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0923-z. PubMed PMID:28374065 .
  9. Rosario, M, French, JL, Dirks, NL, Sankoh, S, Parikh, A, Yang, H et al.. Exposure-Efficacy Relationships for Vedolizumab Induction Therapy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2017; :. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjx021. PubMed PMID:28333288 .
  10. McBride, KR, Sanders, SA, Hill, BJ, Reinisch, JM. Heterosexual Women's and Men's Labeling of Anal Behaviors as Having "Had Sex". J Sex Res. 2017; :1-5. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1289362. PubMed PMID:28276936 .
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