Prof Friedrich Pühringer

Professor Friedrich Pühringer

Prof. Friedrich Pühringer, who is Austrian, received his Medical Degree from Medical School at Innsbruck University in Austria. He held many academic positions of increasing importance between 1993 and 2000 at Innsbruck Medical School at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. In 1997 Habilitation and PhD for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Innsbruck University.

Since 2000 he is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Klinikum am Steinenberg in Reutlingen, an Academic Hospital of the University of Tübingen, in Germany. Since 2008 he heads two additional anesthesia and intensive care departments at the hospitals in Bad Urach and Münsingen. His education also includes many other activities such as Management Education, receiving an MBA for Hospital Management, from the School of Economics at Innsbruck University. Since 2009 he is in the Medical Director at the Ermstalklinik in Bad Urach and from 2015 on he is Medical Director of the Klinikum am Steinenberg in Reutlingen, too.

Professor Pühringer´s main clinical interest is patient safety. His research interests are within pharmacology of muscle relaxants, new reversals and neuromuscular monitoring as well as pharmacology of volatile anaesthetics. He also worked on supraglottic airway devices and focuses on difficult airway management and strategies in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He is author and co-author of more than 90 original papers and several editorials and numerous chapters in various books. He has given more than 500 lectures at international and national conferences. In addition, Professor Pühringer is a reviewer for various international anaesthesia journals.

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