Johann Pfeifer

Date of BirthNovember 17 th, 1957 ; Graz, Austria
Civil StatusMarried, 3 children ( born 1989, 1990, 1991)

Education Secondary University

1. Bundesgymnasium Graz, graduated 1976
M. D., Karl-Franzens University School of Medicine, Graz, Austria, 1983 

Training in Surgery

July 1983 – November 1986 

Training as General Practitioner, LKH Feldbach

December 1986 – November 1991 

Surgical Residency at the General Surgical Department, LKH Feldbach , Austria

From December 1991 – January 1992

Staff Surgeon LKH Feldbach

July 1994 – June 1995 

Colorectal Surgery - Research Fellow Cleveland Clinic Florida , USA

February 1992 – 2003

Staff surgeon at the Department of General Surgery, Karl-Franzens University School of Medicine

Since 2004Staff surgeon at the Department of General Surgery, Medical University of Graz
Board certification in surgery
January 1992Passed voluntary examination in surgery given by the Austrian Surgical Association
April 1998European Board Certification for General Surgery
October 1999European Board Certification for Coloproctology
January 2007Austrian Board Certification of Visceral Surgery

1990Depart. of Colorectal Surgery, St. Marks Hospital London
1991Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA
1993Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, USA
1994/95Cleveland Clinic Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, USA

Professional Advancement
1992Postgraduate thesis accepted
1996Assistant Professorship of General Surgery
1997Assoc. Professor of General Surgery
1998 – 2011Delegate to the European Board of Surgery (UEMS)
1998Board Certification of General Surgery (EBSQ gen. surg)
1999Board Certification of Coloproctology (EBSQ coloproct.)
2000 – 2006Editor in Chief of the Internet Journal of Surgery
2000 – 2006Chairman Educational Committee ISUCRS
2000 – 2004Member of the International Advisory Board ASCRS
2001 – 2011Member of the National Examination Committee for Surgery
Since 2004Director Physiology Laboratory, Medical University of Graz
2005 – 2010Delegate to the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee for Intensive Care (MJCICM) of the UEMS
Since 2005Delegate to the Advisory Council for the Styrian Government (“Entwicklungshilfebeirat”)
2006President of the Austrian Society of Surgical Research
2006Congress President Central Eastern European Congress of Coloproctology (CEECC)
2007 – 2009Associate Secretary General of the ISUCRS
2007 – 2011Chairman Special Ad-hoc Committee–International Grants ISUCRS
2008 – 2011Delegate of ESCP to Educational Committee of UEGF (United European Gastroenterology Federation)
2008 – 2011Executive member of the Austrian Professional Surgical Union (BÖC)
2008 – 2011President Austrian Society of Coloproctology (ACP)
2009 – 2011Secretary General of the Eurasian Colorectal Technology Association (ECTA)
2010 – 2011Member Bylaws Committee of the ISUCRS
2010 – 2011Treasurer of the European Board of Surgery (UEMS)
2010 - 2011Honorary Secretary Assistant ESCP
2011 – 2013Member Quality Assessment and Safety Committee of ASCRS
since 2011Member Honorary Senate of the Eurasian Colorectal Technology Association (ECTA)
since 2012Coordinator for MUG INTERNATIONAL

Membership in Professional and Scientific Organizations:

Austrian Surgical Association

Austrian Society of Coloproctology (ACP)

Austrian Society of Surgical Research

Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology (ASSO) 

German Surgical Association (DGC)

German Society of Coloproctology

European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)

American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

Eurasian Colorectal Technology Association (ECTA)

European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)

World Federation of Surgical Oncologic Societies (WFSOS)
Since 2006Honorary Member of the Czech Society of Surgery
Since 2006Honorary Member of the Serbian Society of Coloproctology
Since 2008Honorary Member of the Russian Society of Coloproctology 

Special interest

Training and Teaching

Functional Disorders in Gastrointestinal Surgery 

Medicine in Developing Countries

Editorial Board and Review


Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Techniques in Coloproctology


European Journal of Surgery

Colorectal Disease

Journal of Korean Surgical Society

Commitments in Developing Countries

2/ 2001             Surgery in Abeokuta, Nigeria

8/2003              Teaching in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

10/2004            Teaching in Chandigarh, India

11/2005            Surgery in Salem, India

4/2007              Surgery in Abeokuta, Nigeria

11/12 2010       Surgery in Kakkaveri, India

5/11                  Medical Adviser in Astana, Kasachstan

since 2012        Special Seminar in “Global Development

                         and Integration” for students (twice per year)

5/13                  Fact finding Mission KFOR, Kosovo

3/14                  Fact finding Mission KFOR, Kosovo

1/15                  Endoscopy Teaching, Abeokuta, Nigeria

10/15                Endoscopy Teaching, Abeokuta, Nigeria


1998  First artificial bowel implantation in Austria (“künstlicher Darmschließmuskel”)

Organisation Austrian Conference on Coloproctology in Graz (1998 – first time in Austria, ,1999,2000)

1999  First surgeon in Austria who passed European exam in Coloproctology

Organisation Stoma-Day in Graz (2000 – first time in Austria, 2001, 2002)

2006 Organisation Central Eastern European Congress of Coloproctology (CEECC) in Graz

2010 Invention and Introduction of an Austrian  Coloproctology Training certificate (“ ACP - Ausbildungspass”)

since 2011 Organisation Styrian Surgeons Education Program (“Peripherie trifft Klinik”)

2014 Organisation Russian Hospital Health Care and Management Course (RHCMC)
15 May, 2021Early registration:
30 October, 2021Normal registration:
11 November, 2021Precongress:
12-13 November, 2021Congress:
Ms. Katalin Vámos
Convention Budapest Ltd.
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