Current functions

Practicing specialist in Internal Medicine with degrees in Rheumatology, Geriatrics and Endocrinology & Metabolism

Consultant physician of the Federation of Social Insurance Institutions

Member of the Drug Evaluation Committee of the Federation of Social Insurance Institutions

Deputy Board chairman of the German Elsbeth Bonhoff Foundation

 

Education and academic career

1968 – 1974

University of Vienna, Medical School (degree in Medicine)

1974 – 1980
Internal Medical Residency, Hanusch Hospital, Vienna

1989
Associate Professor, University of Vienna, Medical School

1993/94

Management course for managers in medical professions

1995

Professor, University of Vienna, Medical School

Professional career

since 2000

Consultant physician of the Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions (from 2020: Federation of Social Insurance

Institutions)

1991 - 2018

Scientific and administrative Head, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Osteology

2010 – 08/2018

Head of 1st Medical Department, Hanusch Hospital (Osteology and Rheumatology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,

Pulmonology, Diabetology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Internal Emergency Unit)

2001 – 08/2015

Medical Director, Hanusch Hospital

 

2012 – 08/2015

Medical Head of the Health Network of Vienna Health Insurance Fund

2001 - 2010

Head of 4th Medical Department, Hanusch Hospital

1982 - 2001

Senior physician and deputy Head, 4th Medical Department,Hanusch Hospital

1987 – 1991

Scientific Secretary, Ludwig Boltzmann Research Unit for Clinical  and Experimental Osteology#

1975 - 1982

1st Medical Department, Hanusch Hospital

1975

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Hannover, Germany

1973/74

Research Assistent, Institute for Micromorphology and Electronmicroscopy, University of Vienna, Medical School

Main research areas

Translational research from basic science to clinical application

Structure/function relationship of bone material in health and disease

Organic matrix, mineralization, mechanical characterization

Bone cell regulation by cytokines and hormones

Cell/matrix interactions

Pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases,

diseases of calcium and phosphate metabolism and rare skeletal diseases

Scientific publications

(as per January 2021)

Publications in peer-reviewed international journals 357

(J Bone Miner Res: 50)

Book sections 24

Invited scientific lectures 210

H-Index: 57

Member of the ASBMR-Task Force for Atypical Subtrochanteric and Diaphyseal Femoral Fractures (J Bone Miner Res 2010 25(11):2267-94 and J Bone Miner Res 2014 29(1):1-23)

Selected scientific evaluation activities

2000 – 2019

Member of Oberster Sanitätsrat (Austrian Advisory Committee for Public Health Issues)

2001 – 2019

Member of the Advisory Committee of Theodor Körner Fonds

1998 – 2018

Chair of the international jury of the Research Prize of the Austrian Society for Bone and Mineral Research

2001 - 2012

Chair of the Expert Group of Medication & Rationality (www.arzneiundvernunft.info)

Reviewer for international journals (i.e. JBMR, Calcified Tissue International, Bone,

Osteoporosis International, Transplant International, American Journal of Medical

Genetics, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nature Reviews Endocrinology)

Reviewer for international scientific societies (ASBMR, ECTS, European Space Agency)

and international funding agencies (National Science Foundation USA, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Swiss National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust United Kingdom)

Selected conference activities

2015

Chair of the Organising Committee of the International Conference on Progress in Bone and Mineral Research, Vienna 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2015, 2018, 

 

2015

Member of the Programme Organising Committee and Local Organising Committee of the 7th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health, Salzburg

2009

Member of the Scientific Programme Committee and Local Organising Committee of the 36th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, Vienna

2000

Member of the International Programme Committee of the 27th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, Tampere, Finland

 

1999

Member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, St.

Louis, Missouri, USA

1991

Member of the Organising Committee and the Scientific Programme Committee of the 22nd European Symposium on Calcified Tissues,

Vienna; organiser of the Post-Symposium-Workshop "Functional Regulation of Bone Cell Biology by Mechanical Factors" and guest editor

of the supplement of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Selected memberships

AuSBMR, ECTS, ASBMR, Endocrine Society, OEGIM (Austrian Society for Internal Medicine), OEGR (Austrian Society for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation), OEGES (Austrian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism), Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien (College of Physicians in Vienna)

2000-2004

President of the AuSBMR

1997-2004

Council member of ECTS

Selected Awards

2021

Fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

 

2015

Nomination by the German Society for Osteology to give the Uehlinger Lecture in the course of the Annual Meeting of DVO (Confederation Osteology)

2014

ECTS Philippe Bordier Clinical Award of the European Calcified Tissue Society for a significant clinical contribution to the field of bone and

calcified tissue

2009

DAdorW Award for the scientific work group having the most excellent scientific publications within the previous year in the German-speaking area

2007

Copp-Award of the German Society for Osteology for the publication: „Peterlik H, Roschger P, Klaushofer K, Fratzl P 2006 From brittle to

ductile fracture of bone. Nat Mater 5(1):52-5“

2000

Byk-TOSSE-Osteology Award for the publication: „Roschger P, Fratzl P, Eschberger J, Klaushofer K 1998 Validation of quantitative backscattered electron imaging for the measurement of mineral density distribution in human bone biopsies. Bone 23(4):319-26.” And “P. Roschger, P. Fratzl, J. Eschberger, K. Klaushofer 1999 Letters to the Editor. Bone 24(6):619-21“

 

1997

Copp-Award of the German Society for Osteology for the publication: “Fratzl P, Paris O, Klaushofer K, Landis WJ 1996 Bone mineralization in an osteogenesis imperfecta mouse model studied by small-angle x-ray scattering. J Clin Invest 97(2):396-402”

 

1994

Austrian State Award of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research for Basic Research in Rheumatology for the publication: „Fratzl P, Roschger P, Eschberger J, Abendroth B, Klaushofer K 1994 Abnormal bone mineralization after fluoride treatment in steoporosis. A smallangle x-ray scattering study. J Bone Min Res 9(10):1541-9”

1989

Carl von Rokitansky Award of the Austrian Society for Pathology for the publication: “Klaushofer K, Hörandner H, Hoffmann O, Czerwenka E, König U, Koller K, Peterlik M 1989 Interferon gamma and calcitonin induce differential changes in cellular kinetics and morphology of

osteoclasts in cultured neonatal mouse calvaria. J Bone Min Res 4(4):585-606“

1987

Austrotransplant-Award of the Austrian Society for Transplantation, Transfusion and Genetics “Austro-transplant” for the publication:

„Klaushofer K, Hoffmann O, Stewart P J, Czerwenka E, Koller K, Peterlik M, Stern PH 1987 Cyclosporine A inhibits bone resorption in cultured neonatal mouse calvaria. J Pharmacol Exp Therap 243(2):584-90“

1986

Promotion-Award of the First Austrian Savings Bank for the publication: “Niederle B, Roka R, Kovarik J, Klaushofer K, Schernthaner G, Fritsch A

1986

Klinische Erfahrungen nach operativer Therapie der asymptomatischen, oligosymptomatischen und symptomatischen Nebenschilddrüsenüberfunktion. Klin Wochenschr 64:917-23”

 

10 most cited publications in Web of Science Core Collection

(as per 13 January 2021)

Shane E et al. 2010 Atypical subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures: report of a task force of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. J Bone Miner Res 25(11):2267-94

Citations: 672

Shane E et al. 2014 Atypical Subtrochanteric and Diaphyseal Femoral Fractures: Second Report of a Task Force of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. J Bone Miner Res 29(1):1-23

Citations: 644

Roschger P, Paschalis EP, Fratzl P, Klaushofer K 2008 Bone mineralization density distribution in health and disease. Bone 42(3):456-66

Citations: 401

Roschger P, Fratzl P, Eschberger J, Klaushofer K 1998 Validation of quantitative backscattered electron imaging for the measurement of mineral density distribution in human bone biopsies. Bone 23(4):319-26

Citations: 311

Peterlik H, Roschger P, Klaushofer K, Fratzl P 2006 From brittle to ductile fracture of bone. Nat Mater 5(1):52-5

Citations: 296

Roschger P, Rinnerthaler S, Yates J, Rodan GA, Fratzl P, Klaushofer K 2001 Alendronate increases degree and uniformity of mineralization in cancellous bone and decreases the porosity in cortical bone of osteoporotic women. Bone 29(2):185-91

Citations: 288

Fratzl P, Fratzl-Zelman N, Klaushofer K, Vogl G, Koller K 1991 Nucleation and growth of mineral crystals in bone studied by small-angle X-ray scattering. Calcif Tissue Int 48(6):407-13

Citations: 221

Arrich J, Piribauer F, Mad P, Schmid D, Klaushofer K, Müllner M 2005 Intra-articular hyaluronic acid for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: systematic review and meta-analysis CMAJ 172(8):1039-43

Citations: 208

Fratzl P, Groschner M, Vogl G, Plenk Jr H, Eschberger J, Fratzl-Zelman N, Koller K, Klaushofer K 1992 Mineral crystals in calcified tissues: a comparative study by SAXS. J Bone Miner Res 7(3):329-34

Citations: 199

Tesch W, Eidelman N, Roschger P, Goldenberg F, Klaushofer K, Fratzl P 2001 Graded microstructure and mechanical properties of human crown dentin. Calcif Tissue Int 69(3):147-57

Citations: 195