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Ferdinand Waldenberger

Ferdinand R. Waldenberger, MD, PhD, Full Professor

Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna
Freudplatz 3
Campus Prater
Vienna  A-1020
+43 1 90 500 70 1111
+43 664 9265318 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Innsbruck Medical School, 1976-1981
Innsbruck University Hospital, Residency 1981-88
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Research Fellow, 1984/85
Innsbruck University Hospital, Cardiac Surgery, Staff 1988-92
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, PhD 1992-94
University Hopstial Charitè, Berlin Germany, 1994 - 1997
Vienna, KH Wien-Hietzing, Cardio-Vascular Center, 1997-2014
Innsbruck University, Associate Professor, 1998
General Hospital Klinikum Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria, Medical Director, 2014 - 2019
Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Upper Austria, Austria, Medical Director, 2020
Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna, Chair for Health Economics and Organizational Ethics, Vienna, Austria, 2018 - date

Other Interests

quality management
health economics
value based leadership
risk management
error management
social media marketing
fly fishing
total quality management
clinical pathways
aortic root surgery
cerebral protection

Additional Educational Information

01/10/1981 - 23/03/1998

Associate Professor of Surgery (Cardiac surgery)

Innsbruck Medical School, University of Innsbruck (Medical School)

Innrain 60, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria)


01/04/1992 - 24/02/1995

Doctor of biomedical sciences

Centrum voor Experimentele Heelkunde en Anesthesiologie, Catholic University of Leuven (Medical


Minderbroederstraat 22, 3000 Leuven (Belgium)


10/05/1988 - 27/10/1998

Cardiac surgery specialist registrar

I. University Department for Surgery, Innsbruck, Austria. Texas Heart Institute, Houston, USA .

Cardiale Heelkunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium . Department for Cardiac Surgery,

Charité Berlin, Germany. Surgical Department, Cardio-Vascular Center, KH Vienna-Hietzing, Vienna,

Austria (Cardiac surgery speciality)

1130 Innsbruck, Houston, Leuven, Berlin ,Vienna (Austria, Germany, Belgium, USA)


01/04/1981 - 09/05/1988

Surgery speciality registrar

Hospital Barmherzige Br・er, Linz; Austria . I. University Department for Surgery, Innsbruck, Austria .

Texas Heart Institute, Houston, USA (Surgery)

Linz, Innsbruck, Houston (Austria, USA)


01/10/1976 - 25/03/1981

Doctor of medicine

Innsbruck Medical School, University of Innsbruck (Medical School)

Innrain 60, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria)


01/09/1968 - 25/06/1976

Higher education entrance qualification


Werndlpark, 4400 Steyr (Austria)