Profile of Kurosh Paya


Kurosh Paya

Current Position:

  • Professor of Pediatric Surgery
    (Fulltime senior consultant employment)
    Medical University of Vienna - General Hospital of Vienna
    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
    1090 Vienna, Waehringerguertel 18-20
    Tel: +43 1 40400 2268
  • General Surgery Consultant (Facharzt)
    Family Medicine Consultant (Facharzt)
    Pediatric Surgery Consultant (Facharzt)
  • Consultant at several Viennese private hospitals: Goldenes Kreuz Private Clinic, Vienna Privat Clinic, Rudolfinerhaus Private Clinic)
  • Direct and non direct acting contractor to national and international organizations (e.g. Grant to life, Moscow; SAV Group, Astana; Pro Leben, Austria; imer, Vienna; Sanatatea Dumneavoastra, Romania; EwroMed, Vienna; etc.) Contractor to the Ministry of Health of Kazachstan.
  • Editorial Board member of international medical journals
  • Owner of and running private medical offices in Vienna and in Klagenfurt, Austria

Personal profile:

married, three children
Nationality: Austria,
born in Vienna, Austria


MUV - Medical University of Vienna, Austria
CMO - Chief Medical Officer
UAE - United Arab Emirates
MUVI - Medical University of Vienna International
PCMC- Prince Court Medical Center
JCI - Joint Commission International
OT - operating theatre
HOD -Head of Department

Medical curriculum:

2014-Jan 2015: Head of Administrative Dept. of OT Management (17 operating theatres) at Medical University Hospital Graz, Medical Head Office, Graz, AUSTRIA
2012-2013: Professor of Pediatric Surgery (Fulltime senior consultant) Medical University of Vienna - General Hospital of Vienna Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
2010-2011: CMO National Research Center for Maternal and Child Health, Astana, Kazachstan (500 bed mother and child hospital affiliated to Nazarbayev University)
2009: Appointment Adj.Assoc.Prof.of Pediatric Surgery , All Arab Faculty of Medical Sciences and Health, UAE
2008 (3 months June -August) and from 2009, Jan, 1st -2010 : Head of Dept Pediatric Surgery, Al Ain Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE License Nr: GD 10201
2008 September, 1st – December, 31st : Quality management, preparation for ISO Certification of the Division of Pediatric Surgery of the General Hospital of Vienna
2007-2008: Consultant General Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, MUV
2006: Senior Clinical Consultant Prince Court Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004-2005: Consultant General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Central State Hospital Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria
• (2004: MUV Senior Consultant accreditation for lifetime permanent position as Professor for Pediatric Surgery)
• (2004: Appointment Associate Professor Pediatric Surgery (Medical University of Vienna, Austria))
• (2003: Appointment Certified Medical Expert for the Austrian Court)
• (2003: Diploma postgraduate course for healthcare management (University of Vienna))
• (1999: Consultant Pediatric Surgery)
• (1998: Diploma Clinical Investigator)
• (1998: Diploma Consultant General Surgery)
• (1997 Member of the governmental humanitarian delegation of the Austrian-Arab Society to Bagdad, Iraq)
• (1995: Diploma Consultant Family Medicine)
1994-2004: Employment as Surgeon at MUV – Gen. Surgery, TX-Surgery, Heart Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Neonatology, Urology, Endoscopy Unit, Pediatric Surgery
1993-1994: Residency at Danube Hospital Vienna- 11months general surgery, 8 months pediatric surgery
April 1993: Organizational function for implementation of a Pediatric Surgical Department at Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost, Austria.
1991-1993: Residency at Mautner Markhof Childrens Hospital, 21 months pediatric Surgery/pediatrics/intensive care
1991: Residency at Special State Clinic Hermagor, Dept. of traumatology, 7 months traumatology
1988-1991: Residency at State Hospital Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria: 3 months urology; 3 months pediatric surgery; 3 months neurology; 2 months ENT; 6 months Cardiology; 3 months nephrology; 6 months gynecology; 2 months cardiac surgery.

     Primary, secondary and high school education in Vienna and Klagenfurt, Austria, medical studies at University of Vienna, completed with the promotion as a MD 1988. Training as a family physician, general surgeon and pediatric surgeon completed at the University of Vienna and other Hospitals of primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Austria. Numerous courses and short educational stays in Germany, USA, Ireland, Sweden, Italy,Canada and South Africa.

Special education including neonatal surgery, surgery in very low birth weight infants and extremely low birth weight infants, minimal invasive procedures in infants and in adults.

Scientific work on clinical studies regarding minimal invasive procedures in pediatric population and tumor markers.

Involvement in the setup of pediatric surgical units at different Hospitals - two in Austria, one in Malaysia, one in Abu Dhabi and one in Kazakhstan. Those functions gave me considerable expertise in management, development and implementation of Surgical units. I was also strongly involved (leading function) in ISO and JCI certifications during my carreer.

My research and scientific work was well recognized in 2004 after a hearing and mandated expertise from different European University Clinics by investing me the "venia docendi" - professorship (license to lecture at the Medical University of Vienna independently).

I was appointed subsequently as associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery of the Medical University of Vienna. Still a publishing author, I have written extensively on the subject of minimal invasive surgery in pediatric surgery and diagnosing and treatment of appendicitis.

In 2004 completed a postgraduate study with a diploma and 2011 finished an international MBA study both in Health Care Management (Medical University of Vienna)

Due to my expertise in general surgery, pediatric surgery and family medicine I have been assigned and certified as a Medical Expert of the Austrian Court in 2003.

In November 2009 I was appointed as a adjunct associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the most recognized Arab medical university (Al Ain, Abu Dhabi) as well as a surgeon and head of the pediatric surgical departement of the Al Ain Hospital. For this reason I have been certified and licensed in Abu Dhabi as MD - Consultant Pediatric Surgery (ID: E17139; License number HAAD:

GD10201 valid Oct. 08 2009 till Oct 07, 2011).

In 2010 I was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer of the National Research Center for Maternal and Child Health in the capital of Kazachstan, Astana, a 500 bed tertiary care hospital for gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics affiliated to the medical university (Nazarbayev University). Completing my job there I returned back to Vienna to continue as a professor of pediatric surgery and from January 2014 I followed the call to organize the new OT center (17 operating theatres) at the University Hospital Graz (Medical University of Graz). This task was completed in January 31st, 2015.

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