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. 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. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32641-7. PubMed PMID:29096949 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. Zahel, T, Marschall, L, Abad, S, Vasilieva, E, Maurer, D, Mueller, EM et al.. Workflow for Criticality Assessment Applied in Biopharmaceutical Process Validation Stage 1. Bioengineering (Basel). 2017;4 (4):. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering4040085. PubMed PMID:29023375 .
  5. Sandborn, WJ, Lee, SD, Tarabar, D, Louis, E, Klopocka, M, Klaus, J et al.. Phase II evaluation of anti-MAdCAM antibody PF-00547659 in the treatment of Crohn's disease: report of the OPERA study. Gut. 2017; :. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313457. PubMed PMID:28982740 .
  6. Reinisch, A. In Reply. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2017;114 (37):613-614. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.2017.0613b. PubMed PMID:28974297 PubMed Central PMC5629283.
  7. D'Haens, G, Vermeire, S, Vogelsang, H, Allez, M, Desreumaux, P, Van Gossum, A et al.. Effect of PF-00547659 on Central Nervous System Immune Surveillance and Circulating β7+ T Cells in Crohn's Disease: Report of the TOSCA Study: MADCAM-1Antibody and CNS Immune Surveillance. J Crohns Colitis. 2017; :. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjx128. PubMed PMID:28961770 .
  8. Bak, RO, Dever, DP, Reinisch, A, Cruz Hernandez, D, Majeti, R, Porteus, MH et al.. Multiplexed genetic engineering of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells using CRISPR/Cas9 and AAV6. Elife. 2017;6 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.27873. PubMed PMID:28956530 PubMed Central PMC5656432.
  9. Reinisch, A, Hernandez, DC, Schallmoser, K, Majeti, R. Generation and use of a humanized bone-marrow-ossicle niche for hematopoietic xenotransplantation into mice. Nat Protoc. 2017;12 (10):2169-2188. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2017.088. PubMed PMID:28933777 .
  10. 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; :. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000001228. PubMed PMID:28922255 .
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