Michael Trauner, MD, received his medical education at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, Austria, where he started his residency and fellowship in internal medicine in 1991. From 1994 to 1997 he was trained as an Erwin Schrodinger postdoctoral research fellow of the Austrian Science Foundation at Yale University’s Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Center in New Haven, USA, where he worked on the molecular alterations of hepatobiliary transport systems in cholestasis.
After returning to Graz, he completed his training in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology. He then established an internationally recognized research group in cholestatic and fatty liver diseases, and founded the Liver Center at the Medical University of Graz, serving as professor of experimental and clinical hepatology. Since 2010 he has been professor of gastroenterology and hepatology and chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical University of Vienna, where he is also division head of one of the largest clinical gastroenterology, endoscopy, and liver services in Europe.
Dr. Trauner is past president of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF) and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD), as well as a member of several other national and international professional and scientific societies.