BSW 2021 Faculty: Martina Lemmerer

Martina Lemmerer MD, MBA,FEBS


Department of Surgery

Medical University Graz, Au




Martina Lemmerer is  a Consultant in General and Visceral Surgery Fellow of the European Board of Surgery Department of Surgery - Division of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery Medical University Graz, Austria.

She  is an outstanding general and visceral surgeon with a wide range of surgical experience and years of specialization in colorectal surgery, visceral surgery, and oncological surgery. A graduate of the Medical University of Graz, She completed her surgical training at the Surgery Department of the University Hospital Graz and subsequently specialized in visceral and colorectal surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Graz. An expert in the treatment of the open abdomen, complications management, and the Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy for more than 15 years, she is also a lecturer on the subject of topical negative pressure therapy and has trained innumerable national and international surgeons on the subject of Abdominal Vacuum Assisted Closure.

Other of her focal areas are oncological abdominal surgery, IBD (Crohn’s Disease, cerative Colitis), complication management, fistula surgery, and surgery of the rectum and anus. She is leader of the Colorectal Surgery Group at the Department of Surgery at the University Hospital Graz and a co-opted board member of the Association for Coloproctology of the Austrian Society of Surgery. She is  the representative for Central Europe of the European Society of Coloproctology. Passionate about training young colleagues, she is a member of the national Examination Board for Surgery and a board member for the Medical Education of the Styrian Medical Association.

On top of her medical and surgical credentials she has other talents : she holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care and Hospital Management, she has a degree as fashion designer and is a glider pilot.

Martina is sure that her experience as a glider pilot helps her in surgery.

She will explain us how in a lecture in the plenary session on Friday September 10th.

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