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. Narula, N, Kassam, Z, Yuan, Y, Colombel, JF, Ponsioen, C, Reinisch, W et al.. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Active Ulcerative Colitis. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2017;23 (10):1702-1709. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000001228. PubMed PMID:28906291 .
  2. Reinisch, W, Lindgren, S. Letter: the importance of dosing and baseline haemoglobin when establishing the relative efficacy of intravenous iron therapies. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2017;46 (7):704-705. doi: 10.1111/apt.14236. PubMed PMID:28880450 .
  3. Krishnakumar, SS, Li, F, Coleman, J, Schauder, CM, Kümmel, D, Pincet, F et al.. Correction: Re-visiting the trans insertion model for complexin clamping. Elife. 2017;6 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.31512. PubMed PMID:28880147 PubMed Central PMC5589411.
  4. Schut, C, Reinisch, K, Classen, A, Andres, S, Gieler, U, Kupfer, J et al.. Agreeableness as Predictor of Induced Scratching in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: A Replication Study. Acta Derm. Venereol. 2017; :. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2767. PubMed PMID:28815264 .
  5. Poggenburg, S, Reinisch, M, Höfler, R, Stigler, F, Avian, A, Siebenhofer, A et al.. General practitioners in Styria - who is willing to take part in research projects and why? : A survey by the Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research. Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s00508-017-1244-5. PubMed PMID:28795257 .
  6. Hoang, D, Lin, A, Chen, VW, Reinisch, JF. "Cartoon Analgesia in the Pediatric Plastic Surgery Population.". Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003799. PubMed PMID:28753144 .
  7. Willi, M, Yoo, KH, Reinisch, F, Kuhns, TM, Lee, HK, Wang, C et al.. Facultative CTCF sites moderate mammary super-enhancer activity and regulate juxtaposed gene in non-mammary cells. Nat Commun. 2017;8 :16069. doi: 10.1038/ncomms16069. PubMed PMID:28714474 PubMed Central PMC5520053.
  8. Reinisch, A, Malkomes, P, Habbe, N, Bechstein, WO, Liese, J. Bad bacteria in acute appendicitis: rare but relevant. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s00384-017-2862-0. PubMed PMID:28710611 .
  9. Bosker, HR, Reinisch, E. Foreign Languages Sound Fast: Evidence from Implicit Rate Normalization. Front Psychol. 2017;8 :1063. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01063. PubMed PMID:28701977 PubMed Central PMC5487441.
  10. Kung, KTF, Li, G, Golding, J, Hines, M. Preschool Gender-Typed Play Behavior at Age 3.5 Years Predicts Physical Aggression at Age 13 Years. Arch Sex Behav. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1005-6. PubMed PMID:28646480 .
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