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Our Team.


Please send inquiries by e-mail to: ethikkommission@jku.at .

The office is open Monday to Thursday between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.


Name Phone E-Mail Address

Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Fischer

0732/2468 - 8790


Deputy Chair

Name Phone E-Mail
MR Dr. Herbert Stekel, LL.M 0732/2468 - 8791  herbert.stekel@jku.at, opens in new window

Office Manager

Name Phone E-Mail

Eva-Maria Vormündl, PM.ME

0732/2468 - 8794



Name Phone E-mail Address
Mag. iur. Marion Hackl, M.mel. 0732/2468 - 8792 marion.hackl@jku.at
Susanne Plakolb, M. Phil. 0732/2468 - 8793 susanne.plakolb@jku.at

Members of the Ethics Committee

Chair: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes FISCHER


Deputy Chair: MR Dr. Herbert STEKEL

Deputy Chair: Priv. Doz. Prim. Dr. Johann KNOTZER


Additional Physician Members


Priv. Doz. Prim. Dr. Johann KNOTZER Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine II

Priv. Doz. Dr. Sonja HEIBL

Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine IV

MR Dr. Herbert STEKEL, LL.M.

Deputy Representative of the Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics Division

Prim. Dr. Wolfgang LOIDL

Ordensklinikum Linz Ltd. Elisabethinen, Urology and Andrology

Priv. Doz. Dr. Maria HALLER, MSc, MBA

Ordensklinikum Linz Ltd. Elisabethinen,

Internal Medicine 3

Univ. Prof. Prim. Dr. Johann AUER

KH St. Josef Braunau, Internal Medicine 1

Prim. Dr. Dominik WILD

Sisters of Mercy Hospital Ried, ENT Department
Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas GRUBER JKU, Department of Neurosurgery


Nursing Representatives



Kepler University Hospital, NMC, Nursing Management

Deputy.: Mag. Andrea VORABERGER

Wels-Grieskirchen Clinic, Nursing Management

Legal Experts


Mag. Marion HACKL, M.mel.

JKU, Faculty of Medicine, Ethics Commission

Deputy: Mag. Ines KOLMHOFER

JKU, Faculty of Medicine




Mag. Alexandra POINTINGER

Kepler University Hospital Ltd., MC III., Hospital Pharmacy

Deputy: Mag. Mario RAFFL

Kepler University Hospital Ltd., MC III., Hospital Pharmacy

Deputy: Mag.a Evamaria DEDL

Kepler University Hospital Ltd., MC III., Hospital Pharmacy

Deputy: Mag. Dr. Alexander WEIGL Kepler University Hospital Ltd., MC III., Hospital Pharmacy

Psychology and Psychotherapy


Prim. Dr. Jörg AUER Kepler University Hospital Ltd., Neuromed Campus, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine
Alternate: Mag. Michaela STADLER-SCHÖNY Kepler University Hospital Ltd, Neuromed Campus, Clinical Psychology
Alternate: Lea Waldthaler, MSc Kepler University Hospital Ltd, Neuromed Campus, Clinical Psychology

Patient Representative Members


Mag. Michael WALL

Office of the Upper Austrian Government, Patient and Care Representation

Deputy.: Mag. Dagmar TAUCHER

Office of the Upper Austrian Government, Patient and Care Representation

Disability Organization Representatives



Legal Expert

Dr. Klaus VOGET

President of the Austrian Civil Invalid Association

Pastoral Care


Dr. Karin HARTMANN Catholic Pastoral Care

Mag. Herbert ROLLE

Protestant pastoral care

Senior Representatives


Brigitta STEFAN, MSc


Deputy.: Mag. Regina HÖLLER


Biometrics / Statistics


A. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Werner PÖLZ

JKU, Applied Systems Research and Statistics

Deputy.: Assoz. Univ.Prof. Mag Dr. Helga WAGNER

JKU, Institute for Applied Statistics

Technical Safety Officers

DI. Josef MÜHLLEITNER                                                     TÜV Austria Service Ltd.

Stv.: DI. Georg ZEINDLINGER                                                   TÜV Austria Service Ltd.


Additional Physicians in  Members in Specialist Subject Areas

Univ. Prof. Dr. Matthias BOLZ                     JKU, Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, MC III.

Prim. Dr. Christian DOPLER                       Salzkammergut-Kl. Vöcklabruck, Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care

Univ. Prof. Dr. Josef DONNERER                JKU, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Pharmacology

Univ. Prof. Prim. Dr. Franz FELLNER          Kepler University Hospital Ltd, MC lll.,

                                                                     Central Radiology Institute

Prim. Dr. Martin GENGER                            Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen Hospital Steyr, Internal Medicine I

Prim. Dr. Michael GUGER                            Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen Hospital Steyr, Department of Neurology

Prim. Dr. Werner HOCHMEIR                      Rohrbach Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics   

Prim. Dr. Robert HöRANTNER                    Sisters of Mercy Hospital Ried, Ophthalmolog

Univ. Prof. DDr. Wolfram HÖTZENECKER  JKU, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, MC III.

Prim. Dr. Christa KUBASTA                    Kepler University Hospital Ltd, Institute for Med. u. Chem.

                                                                     Laboratory Diagnostics - Blood Depot - Tissue Bank.

MR Univ. Prof. Dr. Oskar KWASNY             Trauma Surgery

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rupert LANGER                   JKU, Department of Pathology and Molecular Pathology

Prim. DDr. Michael MALEK                          Kepler University Hospital Ltd, MC III., Department of

                                                                     Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MC III.

Priv.-Doz. Prim. Dr. Nenad MITROVIC         Salzkammergut Hospital Vöcklabruck, Neurology

Prim. Dr. Christian MITTERMAIER               Kepler University Hospital Ltd, MC III.,

                                                                     Institute for Physical Medicine

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander MOSCHEN          JKU, Department of Internal Medicine with focus on

                                                                    Gastroenterology and Hepatology, MC III.

Prim. Dr. Peter NEUNER                              Freistadt Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Priv.-Doz. Prim. DDr. Wolfgang PÖSCHL        Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Univ.-Prof. Prim. Dr. Björn RATH                      Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Prim. Dr. Peter REINELT                              Convent Hospital of the Brothers of Mercy Linz,

                                                                     Department of Ophthalmology

Prim. Dr. Christoph RÖPER; LL.M                 Kepler University Hospital Ltd, MC lll.,

                                                                      Department for Acute Geriatrics & Remobilization

Prim. Dr. Walter SCHAUER                           Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Dept. of Surgery ll

Prim. Dr. Alexander SKREINER                   Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Physical Medicine

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Manfred SCHMIDT                  Kepler University Hospital Ltd, MC III.,

                                                                      Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Clemens SCHMITT                 JKU, Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology,

                                                                       MC III.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer SCHöFL                      BHS Religious Hospital, lnterne lV

Prim. Dr. Michael SONNBERGER                  Kepler University Hospital Ltd, NMC,

                                                                       Institute for Neuroradiology

Priv.-Doz. Prim. Dr. Stefan STÄTTNER          Salzkammergut Hospital Vöcklabruck, Department of Surgery

OA Dr. Martin WALD                                      Wels-Grieskirchen Hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Prim. Dr. Uwe WINTERGERST                       St. Josef Hospital Braunau,

                                                                        Dept. of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas ZIERER                      JKU, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, MC III.

Prim. Dr. PauI ZWITTAG, MBA MSc                Kepler University Hospital Ltd, MC lll.,

                                                                         Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Otolaryngology