• Start of post-graduate training as a research assistant at the Institute of Immunology of the University of Vienna, 1971
  • Specialty training in internal medicine at the Deartment of Medicine II, University Hospital of Vienna, with rotation on specialty units for cardiology, rheumatology, hematology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, nephrology and oncology, 1974
  • Specialist diploma with specialization in Hematology and Oncology, 1979
  • Research and clinical fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, bone marrow transplantation, 1980
  • Appointment as senior physician at the Department of Medicine II, University Hospital and head of a specialty ward for hematology/oncology, 1981
  • Habilitation in Internal Medicine, 1982
  • Appointment as §31 Professor for Internal Medicine with specialization in Oncology and iHematology,1984
  • Appointment as Head of the Department of Medicine I, at the Wilhelminen Hospital, Vienna, 1990
  • Development of the Department into a Center for Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care with a new patient tract, adaptation of the outpatient clinics, day clinic, research center, the establishment of a tissue bank for the storage of bone marrow stem cells, and establishment of a Palliative Care Unit


Prof. Ludwig


Past and present positions

  • Member of the Austrian Bioethics Commission at the Federal Chancellery
  • Member of the Senior Health Council in the Ministry of Health
  • Member of the State Medical Council of the City of Vienna
  • Co-Chairman of the Commission on Oncology of the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV)
  • Co-chairman of the committee for supporting scientific research in the KAV
  • President of the Austrian Society for Hematology and Medical Oncology (ÖGHO)
  • President of the Austrian Forum Against Cancer (ÖFGK)
  • President of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Member of the International Board of the American Society of Oncology (ASCO)
  • Board member of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
  • Board member of the European Myeloma Network (EMN)



Overview of the scientific work available on Medline database of the US National Institute of Health:



  • Golden Cross of Merit for Science and Arts of the Republic of Austria
  • Golden Cross of Merit for Science and Arts of the Municipality of Vienna
  • Robert. A Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award (USA)
  • Otto Kahler Award (Czech Republik)
  • ESMO Flower of Hope Award (EU)


Patient Support

  • Patient support groups (only in German): Myelom-Lymphom (Myeloma-Lymphoma), Selbsthilfegruppe Darmkrebs (Self-help Group Colorectal Cancer),
  • Multiples Myelom (Multiple Myeloma)
  • Patient workshops
  • Lectures for patients
  • Preparation of patient information
  • International Charter on Patients' Rights (joint position paper of the European Society for Medical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Chinese Society of Oncology)



Ordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Ludwig
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