Profile of Robert Schmidhammer



           Geblergasse 32/8, A-1170 Vienna, Austria, European Union


   Millesi Center,
   Pelikangasse 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria, EU


   Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology, Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration
   Donaueschingenstr 13, A-1200 Wien
Harald R. Rosen, MD, FEBSQ
Date of Birth: 10.04.1962
Nationality: Austria
Specific competencies
  • Partner - Millesi Center for Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery, Restorative Surgery, Hand Surgery, at the Vienna Private Clinic
  • Head of Neuro-Regeneration within the AUSTRIAN Cluster for Tissue Regeneration,
  • Senior researcher - Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna
Highlight of recent work
  • Functional cortical re-organisation after nerve fiber transfer
  • Synergistic motor nerve fiber transfer using end to side coaptation technique in a baboon model
Funded projects (max. 3)
  • FMRI investigation of cortical reorganization in patients with brachial plexus lesions using nerve fiber transfer by end-toside coaptation technique FWF 2011
  • Hydrogel Transplantation in Peripheral Nerves Injuries WP6, 2009-2012
Teaching Supervisor within the doctoral studies at the Medical University
Vienna: Doctoral Program of Applied Medical Science-Bone and Joint
Lecturer Medical University Vienna since 2006-Habilitation
Supervisor of doctoral students in experimental research projects
Lecturer University Donetsk since 2008- Univ. Prof.
Lecturer Vienna Hand Courses
Memberships in Scientific Societies Austrian Society of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Austrian Society of Hand Surgery
German Society of Hand Surgery
World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Peripheral Nerve Society
European Shock Society
Sunderland Society
German Nerve Club
Reviewer for ISI-listed Journals Cells Tissues Organs
Intensive Care Medicine
J Anatomy
Annals of Anatomy
Neural Plasticity
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Career-related Activities & International Trainings Mayo Clinic, USA (Dept. of Hand surgery)
University of Paris, FR (Dep. of Orthopedic surgery)
University of Hannover, Ger (Dep. of Plastic surgery)
University of Bern, CH (Dept. of Hand surgery)
University of Potchefstroom, SA (Dept. of Experimental Surgery)
Management course for medical executive personnel, University of Salzburg
Key publications
(max. 8 out of last 5 years)
h-index 10,
i-10 index 10
citations since 2007: 309

1: Hausner T, Pajer K, Halat G, Hopf R, Schmidhammer R, Redl
H, Nógrádi A.
Improved rate of peripheral nerve regeneration induced by
extracorporeal shock wave treatment in the rat. Exp Neurol.
2012 May 1.

2: Beisteiner R, Höllinger I, Rath J, Wurnig M, Hilbert M, Klinger N, Geissler A, Fischmeister F, Wöber C, Klösch G, Millesi H, Grisold W, Auff E, Schmidhammer R.
New type of cortical neuroplasticity after nerve repair in brachial plexus lesions. Arch Neurol. 2011 Nov;68(11):1467-70.

3: Rath J, Klinger N, Geissler A, Höllinger I, Gruber S, Wurnig M, Hausner T, Auff E, Schmidhammer R, Beisteiner R. An fMRI marker for peripheral nerve regeneration. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2011 Jul-Aug;25(6):577-9. Epub 2011 Mar 24. PubMed PMID: 21436389.

4: Beisteiner R, Höllinger I, Schmidhammer R. Neurological picture: FMRI evidence for a new therapeutic option for deafferentiated muscles. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;81(11):1209-10. Epub 2010 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 20660918.

5: Schmidhammer R, Nógrádi A, Szabó A, Redl H, Hausner T, van der Nest DG, Millesi H. Synergistic motor nerve fiber transfer between different nerves through the use of end-to-side coaptation. Exp Neurol. 2009 Jun;217(2):388-94.

6: Millesi H, Schmidhammer R. Nerve fiber transfer by end-toside coaptation. Hand Clin. 2008 Nov;24(4):461-83, vii. PubMed PMID: 18928894.

7: Schmidhammer R, Hausner T, Hopf R, Zandieh S, Redl H. In peripheral nerve regeneration environment enriched with activity stimulating factors improves functional recovery. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2007;100:161-7. PubMed PMID: 17985568.

8: Schmidhammer R, Hausner T, Kröpfl A, Huber W, Hopf R, Leixnering M, Herz H, Redl H. Enhanced sensory re-learning after nerve repair using 3D audio-visual signals and kinaesthesia--preliminary results. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2007;100:127-9. PubMed PMID: 17985561.

Other output: Organisation of International Meetings:
Biannual Peripheral Nerve Surgery: How to Improve the Results (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
Organisation of Microsurgical Courses in the Ukraine since 2007
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