Prof. Dr. Stephan Spendel



Current Position

Deputy Head of the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Education

1964 – 1968
Primary school, St. Georgen, St. Andrä, Austria
1968 – 1976
Secondary school, Öffentliches Benediktinerstift St. Paul, Austria
June 24, 1976
Final examination

Academic Education

1976 – 1986
Study of Medicine, University of Graz, Austria
Dec 19, 1986
Graduation as a Doctor of Medicine MD

Postgraduate Training

1992 -1997
Laser safety officer, Hospital of Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz, Austria
1997-Present
Laser safety officer, University Hospital Graz, Austria
1996 – 1997
Member of the hospital security board, Hospital of Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz, Austria
1998 - 1999
University course on Medical Leadership, University of Graz, Austria
Jan 1, 2002
Authorization to teach (Venia Docendi) at Medical University of Graz
2003
Training as a clinical investigator
2006 - 2007
Postgraduate university course on Hospital Management (Medical executives), Danube University Krems, Austria
Jan 2013
Training as a certified risk manager, University Hospital Graz, Austria

Work Experience since 1986

Guest doctor
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Internship
Department of General Surgery, Regional Hospital Klagenfurt, Austria
Department of Trauma Surgery, Hospital Hermagor, Austria
Second Medical Department, Regional Hospital Klagenfurt, Austria
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Medical Department, Regional Hospital Feldbach, Austria
Department of Dermatology, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria Graz
1991
Basic military medical training, Assistant Military Surgeon
Residency
Institute of Functional Pathology, University of Graz, Austria
Institute of Anatomy, University of Graz, Austria
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
1992 –1995
Training as a Specialist for Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital of Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz, Austria
March 1, 1995
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon
1995 – 1997
Specialist at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital of Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz, Austria
1995
Appointment as Assistant Medical Director
1997
Assistant Medical Director, Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
2008 – 2010
Interim Head of the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Since 1997
Head of the "Vascular Anomalies" working group
Since 2010
Deputy Head of the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria

International Study Visits and Visitations

Departments of Plastic Surgery in the USA (1982), Sweden (1986), and Switzerland (1998)

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Austrian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Secretary (board member)
  • Austrian Society for Surgery
  • Austrian Society for Surgical Research
  • Austrian Society for Surgery
  • Austrian Society for Senology
  • Society of German-Speaking Lymphologists
  • German-Speaking Working Group for Peripheral Nerve and Vascular Microsurgery
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
  • European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, National Delegate (Examiner at the European Board Examination in Plastic Surgery)
  • European and International Committee for Quality Assurance, Medical Technologies and Devices in Plastic Surgery, National Delegate
  • UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes, European Union of Medical Specialists), National Delegate for Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the executive committee of the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery