Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Weber

  • Born in Vienna, Austria, EU
  • Married with Renate Weber, MD, a Psychotherapist ,
  • Two adult children (Elisabeth and Heinz, MD) 


Training for the Monospeciality of General Internal Medicine

May 1973: MD, Medical School of the University of Vienna

  • 1973-76 GP-Training:  Kaiserin Elisabeth Hospital, and some other Viennese City Hospitals.
  • 1976-80 Training in Internal Medicine, AKH (Vienna General Hospital, ): 
    • Kardiologischen Univ.-Klinik, Univ.-Prof. Dr. F. Kaindl and
    • II. Medizinischen Univ.-Klinik, Univ.-Prof. Dr. G. Geyer 


Training in Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Academic Career

  • Staff member at the Kardiologische Univ.-Klinik since 1982
  • Habilitation and Univ.- Dozent (Assoc. Professor) since 18.12.1986
  • June 1987 Specialist in Cardiology
  • March 1991 tit. Ao Univ.-Professor
  • February 1996 Specialist for Intensive Care Medicine



  • 7 years consultant
  • 3 years Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 13H3, AKH
  • 1 year Vice-Director of the Catheter-Labs (4 biplane devices), AKH.

Training in Interventional Cardiology:

  • Diagnostic: More than 20 years experience in diagnostic investigations of the heart, including several thousand coronary angiographies.
  • Interventions: 
    • Experience of more than 1.000 PTCAs since 1988 among them many complexe multi-vessel procedures including 90% Stent-Placements among them 50% drug eluting stents.
    • Intra-coronary Ultrasound (IVUS) including the virtual histology.
    • In the past, experience with Coronary-Angioscopies.
    • Participation in many PTCA-Training-Courses (Frankfurt 1988, Toulouse 1990 and 1991, Jerusalem, Madrid, Milano 2000, Lausanne 2003, Lugano 2006, Barcelona 2008)
    • Some experience in the use of OCT (optical Cohaerenz-Tomographie)
    • Experience with „non-invasive“ Coronary-Angiography using Multislice CT and of Calzium-Scoring. 
  •  Elektrophysiology
    • Performing of ca. 400 diagnostic and therapeutic Procedures of different nature.
    • Programmed Ventricular Stimulations.
    • Electrophysiology-Training at St. Georgs Hospital in London 1990 and 1991 (Prof. Camm) 

Experinece in Intensive Care Medicine

  • Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 13H3, AKH from 1991 - 1994 (8 ICU beds)

Leading Positions:

  • Since January 2004 Director of the 1st Medical Department at the Donauspital (Danube-Hospital) in the SMZ-Ost (
    • 96 Beds at 3 wards,
    • ICU with 12 Intensive-Positions
    • Catheter-Labor (biplane device)
    • Electrophysiologic Labor
    • 32 MDs, among them 18 Specialists of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine an Angiology.
    • Special OPDs for PM, ICDs, Angiology etc.


Scientific Activities:

Main fields of Interests:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), acute MI,
  • Prevention of CAD
  • Invasive and Interventional Cardiology (PTCA, STENT etc.)
  • Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Devices (ICD)
  • Management of left heart failure
  • Management of valve diseases
  • Emergency medicine, resuscitation (BLS; ACLS) 

Many oral presentations and scientific publications in peer reviewed journals (see publication list) demonstrate the interest in arrhythmias and CAD, especially in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and emergency medicine combined with intensive care. In the last years interests moved forward to health economic problems.
Excellent international relationships led e.g. to a visit of Gene Braunwald on our Department in 2005. 


International Activities: