Professor Michael Gnant
Dr Michael Gnant is Full Professor of Surgery and Director of the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, where he also heads the Department of General and Visceral Surgery, and serves as President of the Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group. He is co-chairing the renowned St Gallen Consensus Panel for Early Breast Cancer since 2015.
Dr Gnant graduated in medicine in Vienna (1988) and subsequently specialized in surgery (1994) and surgical oncology. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA (1997–1999).
Dr Gnant’s research interests include several fields of surgical oncology, in particular breast and pancreatic cancer, immunotherapy, bone-targeted treatment for tumour micrometastases, and pathway-directed therapies such as mTOR and CDK4/6 inhibition, and he has been the Principal Investigator of over 30 clinical trials in these fields.
The author of more than 400 original peer-reviewed papers with an impact factor of 2.800 and an H-index of 55, Dr Gnant has presented over 1000 lectures at national and international meetings. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the prestigious Claudia von Schilling Prize from the Medical University of Hannover, and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.