Senior physician, associate professor
Division of Nephrology and Dialysis
Medical University of Vienna
Georg received his MD degree from the University Vienna in 1993. From 1991 to 1996 he was trained at the Institute of Immunology at the Medical University Vienna. Since 1996, he works at the Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, where he obtained licences for internal medicine, nephrology and intensive care medicine; Georg has advanced to associate professor in 2002. Since 2003 he is coordinator of the Vienna kidney transplant wait list, antibody-incompatible kidney transplantation programs, and the Austrian kidney paired donation program.
His major research interest is antibody-mediated transplant rejection. Current projects focus on novel strategies for ex-vivo monitoring of humoral alloresponses and evaluation of “anti-humoral” efficiency of immunoadsorption (crossmatch conversion, rejection treatment, ABO antibody depletion), proteasome inhibition, IL-6 blockade and complement interference (prevention or treatment of ABMR) in organ transplantation.
Georg loves music and since 1991 he plays keyboards in the band “Spargel”.