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Dominik Roth, MD, PhD

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Vienna

Dominik Roth is a consultant emergency physician and physician researcher at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He holds a MD, and a PhD in clinical research synthesis. His main fields of interest include the scientific use of registry data, prehospital emergency medicine, and meta-analysis. He also actively contributes to the Cochrane Anaesthesia and Emergency & Critical Care review groups.

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Michael Holzer, MD

Professor at Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Michael Holzer is an Intensivist and Emergency Physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna. His research activity extends from the laboratory bench (the neuroprotective effects of therapeutic hypothermia on global cerebral ischemia through to clinical trials and he is currently responsible for all clinical research activities of the department of emergency medicine in hypothermia research.


The Emergency Department of the Medical University of Vienna was one of the first “real” emergency departments in Europe.

Founded in 1991 in the new Vienna General Hospital , a 2,100-bed university hospital in the heart of Vienna, it combines emergency medicine and intensive care in one department. The department consists of an outpatient clinic, where up to 400 patients are treated daily, a 7-bed intensive care unit and a 7-bed observational unit. At the emergency department we treat mainly patients with medical conditions. Trauma patients, children and women with obstetric problems are treated at other specialized centers of the hospital.

The spectrum of illnesses ranges from ambulatory patients with banal infections to patients in cardiac arrest, who need an emergency cardiopulmonary bypass for resuscitation.

The staff consists of interns and specialists in internal medicine and intensive care, who have completed additional training in emergency medicine and nurses with additional training in intensive care.

A total of 80,000 patients are treated each year, 1,400 of whom are intensive care patients. Nearly 300 patients after cardiac arrest, 1000 patients with a myocardial infarction and over 200 patients with stroke are admitted every year.

In 2017, the Department of Emergency Medicine was ranked 8th in the World University Ranking of Research in the category “Emergency Medicine”.

Excellent academic and postgraduate teaching is another core element of our work.

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