Dr. Heinz Winkler

Leiter des Osteitis-Zentrum Döbling

„Auch das beste Therapiekonzept kann versagen, wenn der Körper des Patienten nicht mitspielt. Osteitis-Patienten sind durch jahrelange Leidenswege oft massiv traumatisiert. Ein gesunder Geist ist zur Wiederherstellung eines gesunden Körpers ebenso erforderlich. Wir legen daher auch größten Wert darauf, dass die Umgebung, Ärzte und Pflegepersonal in unserem Hause positives Denken, Geborgenheit und Zuversicht vermitteln.“

OA Dr. Heinz Winkler
Past President der “European Bone and Joint Infection Society” (EBJIS)
Editor in Chief des “Journal of Bone and Joint Infection” (JBJI)

Curriculum Vitae

Heinz Karl Ludwig Winkler, Austrian, born in Vienna on February 12, 1955.

Qualification

  • June 22, 1982: Graduation Dr. med. univ., University of Vienna
  • January 1, 1991: Specialisation: Orthopedist and orthopaedic surgeon, Austrian Medical Chamber

Current Employment

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Privatklinik Döbling
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Weinviertelklinikum
  • Director Osteitis Center Vienna
  • Director Orthopädie Schäferhof Dross

Previous Employment

Since 2005 Director Osteitis Center Vienna
Since 2002 Orthopaedic Surgery (Consultant for Infections and Revision TJRs), Weinviertelklinikum Austria
2000-2002 Orthopaedic Surgery: A.ö. KH Krems (Dr. Hellmuth Schindelmaisser)
1994-2000 Chairman of Central Bone Bank Vienna
1994-2000 Orthopaedic Surgery: Danube Hospital / Vienna (Prof. Dr. Alfred Engel)
Director of sub-department for Endoprosthetics with focus on revision cases and bone transplantation
1987-1994 Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Department Baumgartner Höhe, Vienna (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schwägerl)
1990 Orthopaedic Surgery: University of California, Los Angeles (Dr. Harlan C. Amstutz)
1989, 1990 Orthopaedic Surgery: Hôpital Cochin, Paris (Prof. Dr. Michel Postel)
1986 Surgery: Military Hospital Vienna (Dr. Walter Dorner)
1984-1987 Laboratory for Bone Research, Histological Institute of the University of Vienna (Prof. Dr. Hanns Plenk)
1982-1983 Surgery: Herz-Jesu-Spital, Vienna (Prof. Dr. Walter Bejdl)


Membership in Scientific Societies

  • American Association of Tissue Banks
  • Association pour l´Etude des Greffes et des Substituts Tissulaires en Orthopédie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteologie
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie
  • European Association of Musculoskeletal Transplantation
  • European Association of Tissue Banks
  • European Hip Society
  • European Bone and Joint Infection Society
2013-2015 President EBJIS
2011-2013 Vice-President EBJIS
2009 President 28th annual Conference of European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS)


Miscellaneous

2005 Founder European Cell and Tissue Bank (ECTB)
2005 Founder Osteitis Center at Privatklinik Döbling / Vienna
2000 Founder Austrian Tissue Bank
1998 Founder Austrian Bone and Joint Infection Society
Since 1994 Technical Co-operation Expert IAEA (Tissue Banking)
1996

Introducing a new technique of treating bone infection using antibiotic impregnated bone graft

1994 President of 3rd European Conference on Tissue Banking and Clinical Application of Grafts at the Vienna International Center (in co-operation with IAEA, Oct. 1994)
1993-2001 General Secretary of EATB
Co-Author of "General Standards for Tissue Banking" of EATB
1993 Development of a new press fit porous cup for acetabular revision (Winkler Cup / DePuy)
1992- 2000 Associate Professor for Orthopaedics at Academy for Physiotherapy Vienna
1992 Introducing the "Viennese Protocol for Bone Banking". Presentation during EAMST Conference in Brussels. First Bone Bank in the world using PCR as a routine method for donor screening (meanwhile standard in most tissue banks)
1992 Founding member of European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB)
1991 Introducing irradiated massive allografts into clinical practice in Austria
1990 Introducing an improved standardized technique for reconstruction of severely deficient acetabula with allograft bone


Book Editor

  • „Orthopaedic Allograft Surgery“ by A.Czitrom and H.Winkler (eds.), Springer Wien New York, 1996
  • „Culture Negative Orthopedic Biofilm Infections”, Editors: Garth D. Ehrlich, Patrick J. DeMeo, J. William Costerton, Heinz Winkler, Springer, 2013

Articles and presentations on

  • Septic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Tissue Banking