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PRIV.DOZ. DDR. LUKAS HOLZER

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board Certified Trauma Surgeon

Fellowship Trained (Australia)

ÖÄK Diploma in Sports Medicine

ÖÄK Diploma in Emergency Medicine

ÖÄK Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification

FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine

I enrolled at the Medical University of Vienna after completing the civilian service at the Carinthian Blood Donation Center of the Austrian Red Cross. With the aim of working in a surgical specialty in the long term, I gained initial research experience at the Department of Orthopedics at the Medical University of Vienna as a student and spent a year at the University of Bonn, one of the German excellence universities. To further improve my clinical skills, I completed various clinical electives abroad, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital Stanmore, the Ospedale di Cattinara, the BG Trauma Center Murnau am Staffelsee, and the University Hospital Zurich.

Following graduation at the Medical University of Vienna, I completed residency rotations at the Evangelical Hospital Vienna and the Deutsch-Ordens Hospital Friesach before being accepted into a training position at the Department of Trauma Surgery at the General Hospital Vienna. A brief interruption also led me to the Lorenz Böhler Traumas Center. Later, I moved to the Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical University of Graz, where I completed my PhD and due to my scientific achievements and teaching activities at the Medical University of Graz, I received the teaching qualification (Habilitation) in the subject of "Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery". During this time, I also completed two fellowships at the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of the renowned Harvard Medical School as well as at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the leading hospital for orthopedics worldwide.

After completing my specialist training, I was appointed as a consultant and deputy head of the division of Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma at the Medical University of Graz. Due to the merger of the specialties of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, I moved to the AUVA Trauma Center Klagenfurt am Wörthersee to improve my skills in Trauma and also spent a winter season at the Diakonissen Hospital Schladming, which specializes in sports injuries.

During my one-and-a-half year stay in Perth, Western Australia, I enhanced my clinical expertise by participating in the Fremantle & Perth Primary and Revision Arthroplasty Fellowship, the Fiona Stanley Hospital Trauma Fellowship, and the Perth Orthopedic Knee & Lower Limb Sports Fellowship. Since the end of 2023, I have been working at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Medical University of Innsbruck.

On the side, I work as a team physician for the Austrian Ski Federation during trainings, Europa Cup and World Cup events, and I regularly participate as a speaker at national and international conferences.

AWARDS & MERITS

  • 2019 ESCEO Eli-Lilly 2019 Scholarship

  • 2018 ESCEO Eli-Lilly 2018 Scholarship

  • 2017 ÖGEKM Travel Award

  • 2017 ESCEO-IOF Young Investigator Award

  • 2017 ESCEO Eli-Lilly 2017 Scholarship

  • 2016 Andlinger Residency Exchange Fellowship (Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, USA)

  • 2016 3. Poster Award of the Austrian Orthopadic Association (Co-Autor)

  • 2016 EFORT Autumn Travelling Fellowship 2016

  • 2015 AAF/OMI Bone & Joint Surgery Scholarship

  • 2015 Excellent Case Presentation Award, 2015 Salzburg Weill Cornell/HSS Bone & Joint Surgery Seminar

  • 2015 ESCEO Eli-Lilly 2015 Scholarship

  • 2013 BA Visiting Scientist Fellowship (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA)

  • 2011 Best Orthopedic Clinical Study of 2011 (co-author)

  • 2009 Dr. Josef Martinz Grant

  • 2008 shortlisted for BMJ Clegg Scholarship 2008

  • 2008 Erasmus Grant

  • 2007 Research Grant, Medical University of Vienna

  • 2007 ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant

  • 2007 Merit Award, Medical University of Vienna

  • 2006 Merit Award, Medical University of Vienna

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