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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. Reinisch, L, Garrett, CG. Laryngeal temperature simulations during carbon dioxide laser irradiation delivered by a scanning micromanipulator. Lasers Med Sci. 2018; :. doi: 10.1007/s10103-018-2691-6. PubMed PMID:30536053 .
  2. Reinisch, JF, van Hövell Tot Westerflier, CVA, Tahiri, Y, Yao, CA. The Occipital Artery Based Fascial Flap for Ear Reconstruction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005263. PubMed PMID:30531625 .
  3. Kümmel, S, Kümmel, A, Hagemann, F, Rüland, A, Dittmer-Grabowski, C, Botzenhardt, S et al.. Jumping Breast Phenomenon Following Subcutaneous Mastectomy: First Description and Grading of a Well-Known Breast Deformity. Breast Care (Basel). 2018;13 (5):354-358. doi: 10.1159/000489939. PubMed PMID:30498421 PubMed Central PMC6257146.
  4. Panes, J, Reinisch, W, Rupniewska, E, Khan, S, Forns, J, Khalid, JM et al.. Burden and outcomes for complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease: Systematic review. World J. Gastroenterol. 2018;24 (42):4821-4834. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i42.4821. PubMed PMID:30479468 PubMed Central PMC6235801.
  5. Sandborn, WJ, Cyrille, M, Hansen, MB, Feagan, BG, Loftus, EV Jr, Rogler, G et al.. Efficacy and Safety of Abrilumab in a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial for Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis. Gastroenterology. 2018; :. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.11.035. PubMed PMID:30472236 .
  6. van Hövell Tot Westerflier, C, Bracamontes, IC, Tahiri, Y, Breugem, C, Reinisch, J. Soft Palate Dysfunction in Children With Microtia. J Craniofac Surg. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004907. PubMed PMID:30444789 .
  7. Bak, RO, Dever, DP, Reinisch, A, Cruz Hernandez, D, Majeti, R, Porteus, MH et al.. Correction: Multiplexed genetic engineering of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells using CRISPR/Cas9 and AAV6. Elife. 2018;7 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.43690. PubMed PMID:30444489 PubMed Central PMC6239432.
  8. De Paepe, B, Zschüntzsch, J, Šokčević, T, Weis, J, Schmidt, J, De Bleecker, JL et al.. Induction of Osmolyte Pathways in Skeletal Muscle Inflammation: Novel Biomarkers for Myositis. Front Neurol. 2018;9 :846. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00846. PubMed PMID:30364257 PubMed Central PMC6193116.
  9. Llompart, M, Reinisch, E. Imitation in a Second Language Relies on Phonological Categories but Does Not Reflect the Productive Usage of Difficult Sound Contrasts. Lang Speech. 2018; :23830918803978. doi: 10.1177/0023830918803978. PubMed PMID:30319031 .
  10. Reinisch, W, Bressler, B, Curtis, R, Parikh, A, Yang, H, Rosario, M et al.. Fecal Calprotectin Responses Following Induction Therapy With Vedolizumab in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis: A Post Hoc Analysis of GEMINI 1. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2018; :. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy304. PubMed PMID:30295811 .
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