Walter Klepetko, MD
Head Department of Surgery | Head Division of Thoracic Surgery
Walter Klepetko was born in Vienna in 1955, graduating to become a medical doctor in 1978. He is a Professor of Thoracic Surgery and, since 2010, has been Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Department of Surgery, MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital. His special areas of expertise are surgery for bronchial carcinoma, functional liver diseases, pulmonary hypertension plus lung transplantation and tracheal surgery. The father of two is a former president of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and was the European representative on the board of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). In 2014, he received the Grand Decoration of Honour for services to the Austrian Republic, in recognition of his medical and scientific achievements. In 2015, he was awarded the City of Vienna Prize for Medical Sciences.