Profile of Prof. Brigitte Kovanyi-Holzer


Birth Date : January 9, 1968
Birth Place : Vienna, Austria
Citizenship : Austria

Business Address :
Department of Surgery
Sozialmedizinische Zentrum Ost, Danube Hospital
Langobardenstrasse 122
1220 Wien / Austria

Tel.:  +43 1 28802 3303 or 3302
Fax.:  +43 1 28817 3380
Mobil-Tel.: +43 664 3248667

Home Address: 
Forstgasse 11
2230 Gaenserndorf / Sued, Austria
Tel.:  +43 664 3248667

Education & Training


09/94 - 07/78          Elementary School Georg Bilgeri, Vienna
09/78 - 07/82          Bundesrealgymnasium Wien (Highschool)
09/82 - 07/87          Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe, Wien (Highschool)
07/87                       Reifezeugnis (School-leaving examination)


10/87 - 04/97          University of Vienna, School of Medicine (Austria)
04/97                       M.D.


11/97 - 07/98         
Ultrasound Application Specialist, General Electric, Medical Systems, Vienna

08/98 – 08/99        
Scientific Assistant, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut of Surgical Oncology, Danube Hospital Vienna

09/99 -2007           
Rotating Residency, Department of Surgery, Danube Hospital
Research Fellow, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut of Surgical Oncology,
Danube Hospital Vienna: Vienna (Austria)

Since 99                
Study Group for Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer
Study Group for Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Fecal Incontinence

Appointment as University Lecturer at the Medical School
University of Vienna (Austria) (Associate Professor)

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, Danube Hospital Vienna (Austria)

1/2010                   Fellow of the European Board of Surgery


Austrian Award in Vienna for innovative interdisciplinary cancer research “Magnetic resonance imaging predicts sphincter invasion of low rectal cancer and influences selection of operation“. Surgery 2003;133(6):656-661

Poster-Prize of the “3 th Jahrestagung der European Association of Coloproctology” „Long term results after intersphincteric resection for very low rectal cancers” in Erlangen (12.-14.9.2002)

Member of the Austrian Society of General Surgery
Member of the Austrian Society of Surgery in Vienna
Member of the Austrian Society of surgical Oncology (ACO)
Member of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Member of the European Society of Coloproctology
Member of the German Society of Surgery



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