Prof. Elisabeth Presterl MD MBA DTMH (London) is the head of the Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology at the Medical University of Vienna and the University Hospital AKH Vienna. She is co-chair of the Austrian National Reference Center for Nosocomial Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance focusing on nosocomial infections. Her clinical work includes all aspects of infection control at the University Hospital, and diagnosis and treatment of patients with nosocomial infections. The 2000-bed University Hospital Vienna is one of the largest clinical centers in Central Europe with extensive programs for oncology and organ transplantation. Prof. Elisabeth Presterl received her medical degree at the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1987. She has the board certification of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Medical Microbiology and Hygiene. She received a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research interests of her working group include the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of health-care associated infections; all aspects of infection prevention and control, and microbial biofilms. She is member of the boards of several national and international scientific societies, invited speaker at national and international conferences and reviewers for numerous scientific journals.
Prof. Elisabeth Presterl, MD MBA DTMH
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna – Austria