Dr Raimund Weitgasser is Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at Wehrle-Diakonissen Hospital Salzburg which, besides general internal medicine, specialises in diabetology, cardiology, gastroenterology and nephrology. Furthermore he serves as a researcher and lecturer at Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria. He earned an M.D. degree from Innsbruck University Medical School. At Salzburg General Hospital he was an intern and resident. He served as a research associate at Unit of Metabolic Medicine, Guy´s Hospital, University of London, UK and as a research associate and lecturer at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, USA. He earned specialty degrees in cardiology, endocrinology & metabolism and gastroenterology & hepatology.
His research interests are clinical diabetology (e.g pharmacotherapy, diabetes technology, disease management), islet transplantation and immunology. He has published more than 300 articles and abstracts and has given over 490 lectures mainly in the field of diabetology and metabolism. As Past President of the Austrian Diabetes Association (ÖDG), Council Member (currently Honorary Treasurer) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and currently Austrian Delegate at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) he is engaged in national and international programmes for diabetes care and advanced education (e.g. member of the program committee for EASD and IDF congresses).