Univ. Prof. Dr. Catharina Chiari

Catharina Chiari

Current clinical position:

Head of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Team
Head of the Cartilage Repair Clinic


  • September/80 - June/92: Primary and High school „Schule Maria Regina“, Vienna   
  • October /92 - October/98: Medical University of Vienna
  • 16th October 1998: Doctor of Medicine, Thesis “10-year follow up of the cementfree
    Alloclassic total hip endoprothesis”
  • November/98-July/99: Medical University of Vienna, Department of Traumatology
  • July/99-July/01    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Surgery
  • August/01-November/05: Medical University of Vienna, Department of Orthopaedics
  • 30th November 2005: Speciality diploma for Orthopaedic Surgery
  • since then: Permanent staff member, Department of Orthopaedics, MUV
    (Head: Prof. Rainer Kotz until 2009, Prof. Reinhard Windhager since 2009)

Academic achievements:

  • Venia legendi (Habilitation), Associate Prof. Feb/2009
  • Head of the Tissue Engineering Research Group
  • Member of the Ethics Committee, MUV


  • Reseacher of the Month March 2007, Medical University of Vienna
  • Poster Prize GOTS Annual Meeting 2007, Munich
  • Poster Prize ICRS World Congress 2007, Warsaw
  • EPOS stipend Pediatric Orthopaedics Instructional Courses

International experience:

  • The Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, NY, USA (July 96)
  • GOTS Travelling Fellowship Korea and Japan (May, June 06)
  • Limb Lengthening Fellowship, Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, USA (April-Oct. 08)


  • Austrian Orthopaedic Society, Austrian Surgical Society, Society for Orthopaedic Traumatologic Sports Medicine, International Cartilage Repair Society, Die Orthopädinnen e.V.

Go back