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. Loftus, EV Jr, Reinisch, W, Panaccione, R, Berg, S, Alperovich, G, Bereswill, M et al.. Adalimumab Effectiveness Up to Six Years in Adalimumab-naïve Patients with Crohn's Disease: Results of the PYRAMID Registry. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz008. PubMed PMID:30753510 .
  2. Hanauer, S, Sandborn, WJ, Colombel, JF, Vermeire, S, Petersson, J, Kligys, K et al.. Rapid Changes in Laboratory Parameters and Early Response to Adalimumab: A Pooled Analysis From Patients With Ulcerative Colitis in 2 Clinical Trials. J Crohns Colitis. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjz031. PubMed PMID:30726897 .
  3. Eggemann, H, Bernreiter, AL, Reinisch, M, Loibl, S, Taran, FA, Costa, SD et al.. Tamoxifen treatment for male breast cancer and risk of thromboembolism: prospective cohort analysis. Br. J. Cancer. 2019;120 (3):301-305. doi: 10.1038/s41416-018-0369-2. PubMed PMID:30655614 .
  4. Puchner, A, Gröchenig, HP, Sautner, J, Helmy-Bader, Y, Juch, H, Reinisch, S et al.. Immunosuppressives and biologics during pregnancy and lactation : A consensus report issued by the Austrian Societies of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 2019;131 (1-2):29-44. doi: 10.1007/s00508-019-1448-y. PubMed PMID:30643992 PubMed Central PMC6342891.
  5. GlobalSurg Collaborative. Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. Br J Surg. 2019;106 (2):e103-e112. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11051. PubMed PMID:30620059 .
  6. Narula, N, Pinto-Sanchez, MI, Calo, NC, Ford, AC, Bercik, P, Reinisch, W et al.. Anxiety But Not Depression Predicts Poor Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy385. PubMed PMID:30615113 .
  7. Thompson, WR, Reinisch, AJ, Unterberger, MJ, Schriefl, AJ. Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Auscultation of Heart Murmurs: Validation by Virtual Clinical Trial. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018; :. doi: 10.1007/s00246-018-2036-z. PubMed PMID:30542919 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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