Thomas Wekerle
Vienna, Austria

ESOT2019 Invited Speaker Thomas Wekerle

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: Thomas Wekerle
ORCID: 0000-0001-5159-2796
Webpage: www.meduniwien.ac.at/transplantation-immunology
HIGHER EDUCATION
1987 – 1994: MD, University of Vienna, Austria
1992 and 1994: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA:

FMGEMS Part One and USMLE Step 2

APPOINTMENTS/ POSITIONS
2012 to date: Full Professor of Transplantation Immunology, Medical University of

Vienna

2006: Licensure as Specialist in Immunology, Austrian Medical Chamber
1999 to date: Group leader, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
1996 – 1998: Post-doc, Transplantation Biology Research Center, laboratory of Megan

Sykes, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
1996 – 1998: Max Kade Fellowship (Max Kade Foundation) and Erwin Schrödinger

Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

1999 + 2000: Young Investigator Awards: American Society of Transplantation
SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS
 Editorial board member: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, Current Transplant
Reports and Clinical & Experimental Immunology
 Member: European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT); International Society for
Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT); American Society of Transplantation (AST); The
Transplantation Society (TTS)
PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
2011 – 2015: Chairman, Basic Science Committee, European Society for Organ

Transplantation (ESOT)

2012 – 2016: Treasurer, Austrian Society of Transplantation
2015 – 2021: Editor-in-Chief, Transplant International
2001 to date: Investigator and Co-Investigator of phase II, III and IV clinical trials in

kidney and liver transplantation

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PUBLICATION SUMMARY
 Publication of >140 articles in peer-reviewed journals
 H-factor: 32
 citations: 4,525 (according to Scopus; 04/2019)
 cumulative impact factor: 918

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