Prof. Oskar C. Aszmann specialized in plastic surgery

Prof. Oskar C. Aszmann

Director, Clinical Department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Country Austria
Speciality Plastic surgery
Subspeciality Neuromuscular reconstructive and rehabilitation
Experience 1994 years
Languages English and German

Prof. Oskar C. Aszmann is the director of the clinical department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He participated in different textbook chapters and has published in top journals of plastic surgery. He is the head of a partly private/government funded Center for Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

Areas of expertise: Peripheral nerve surgery, Peripheral nerve regeneration, Reconstruction and rehabilitation and Neuromuscular reconstruction

About

Prof. Oskar C. Aszmann finished Medical School at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna in 1994. He enrolled as a tutor and Scientific Assistant at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology with a major interest in neuroanatomy. He then went on to the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in the USA where he trained in peripheral nerve surgery, the basic science of peripheral nerve regeneration, and received his PhD degree from there. In 1998, he joined the Division of Plastic Surgery in Vienna, Austria, where he has promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Both his research and clinical focus have always been peripheral nerve reconstruction and extremity/hand reconstruction. Prof. Oskar C. Aszmann is now the director of the clinical department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. He participated in different textbook chapters and has published in top journals of plastic surgery and also larger audience periodicals such as The Lancet and Science, various Nature Group Periodicals, and very recently The New England Journal of Medicine. He serves on the board of directors of several national and international scientific societies and is on the editorial board of several international Journals. Since 2006 he has entered a close collaboration with the company Otto Bock which has led to the establishment of a partly private/government-funded Center for Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in 2012. This company's interest is mainly in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of patients with impaired extremity function. For his accomplishments in this field and his care for patients with complex extremity injuries, Prof. Aszmann was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK award twice. Also recently, he received the Hans Anderl Award, the most prestigious research prize awarded by the European Association for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 2020, he has been given the position of Full Professor at the newly founded Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received numerous national and international research grants among these, from the Austrian Research Agency (FWF), the Christian Doppler Research Foundation and the European Research Council


Experiences and Positions

2004 - Today

Director of the Center of Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
Department of Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Austria

2004 - Today

Associate Professor at the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Austria


Degrees and Certifications

Doctor of medicine
Medical faculty of the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1994

Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D. degree)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA


Markers of esteem

  • Royal Society of Medicine Award, London
  • Hans Anderl Award by the European Association for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Houska Award
  • Christian Doppler Prize for Research and Innovation in (2020)
  • Austrian Research Agency

Links

  • https://tnsre.old.embs.org/2014/09/02/extraction-neural-information-surface-emg-control-upper-limb-prostheses-emerging-avenues-challenges-2/
  • https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8882450
  • https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8009212
  • https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7146707

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