Univ. Prof. Dr. Kurt Derfler

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Derfler was born on December 20, 1952 in Seitenstetten, Austria.

Studied medicine at the University of Vienna

25.1.1980 Promotion

27.05.1986 Specialist in internal medicine

13.07.1989 Additional compartment for nephrology

30.06.1992 Habilitation in internal medicine. Topic: “Lipid metabolism disorders and myocardial blood flow in end-stage renal failure and after successful kidney transplantation”

2011 Congress organizer / President of the ISFA (International Society for Apheresis) in Vienna

1989 – 2018 Senior physician. Clinical Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Apheresis Station 13 H2 University Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Vienna General Hospital

2018 Congress President E-ISFA Congress Vienna

from 2018 President of the AAA (Austrian Apheresis Association)

from 2020 Medical Director of the ATHOS Institute, 1090 Vienna

Course from the Austrian Medical Association – clinical investigator with diploma

Diploma of the “Postgraduate Course in Health Management”

Over 100 publications in scientific journals (with review status)

REVIEWER ACTIVITY for scientific journals


European Journal for Clinical Investigation


Diabetes Care

Kidney International

Therapeutic Apheresis & Dialysis (Editorial Board Member)

Artificial Organs

Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift


Austrian Apheresis Association

Österreichische Ges. Interne Medizin

Österreichische Atherosklerosegesellschaft

Österreichische Ges. Nephrologie

Österreichische Ges. Für Angiologie

Gesellschaft der Ärzte / Wien

International Society for Apheresis