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Priv. Doz. Dr. Michael Saletu


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Language Spoken: German, English, French


Dr. Saletu is Specialist in neurology and European certified sleep physician.


  • 27.01.2010 Award of the Venia Docendi for Neurology


  • Currently 26 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of sleep, movement disorders and stroke (see list of publications)


  • April 2012-June 2022 Member of the Board of the Austrian Sleep Medicine Society
  • Since June 2022 President of the Austrian Society for Sleep Medicine
  • Since April 2009 Head of the Sleep Research Group within the Austrian Association for Neurorehabilitation (AFSN)
  • Collaboration in the Bruneck Study- Italy
  • 1999 Austrian Society for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research ÖGSMSF/ASRA
  • 2000 Austrian Society for Neurology
  • 2000 Austrian Parkinson Society
  • 2005 World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM)
  • 2009 Austrian Society for Neurorehabilitation
  • 2011 European Society for Sleep Medicine (ESRS)
  • 2012 Member of the Board of the Austrian Society of Sleep Medicine (Treasurer)


  • 2007-2017 Senior physician at the Rosenhügel Neurological Rehabilitation Center Head of Sleep Medicine Division
  • Since July 2017 Head of the Sleep Medicine Department at the LKH Graz II- Location South
  • Since 1.11.2007 Elective practice for neurology in the medical center "Haus mit Herz Mannswörth" (Lower Austria)
  • Since 2007 certified and consulting physician in the private hospital Rudofinerhaus Vienna, PK Döbling
  • 2012 Foundation of the Center for Outpatient Sleep Medicine at Rudolfinerhaus Vienna, since then Head of the Center
  • 2014 Foundation of private practice
  • Ongoing lecturing activities at national and international level
  • Scientific reviewer since 1999 for the journals: Respiration, CNS Drugs, Stroke, Drugs, Atherosclerosis, Sleep Medicine; Psychiatry Research, Hypertension, Sleep and Breathing, Vienna Clinical Wochenschrift
  • Lecturer at the Center for Clinical Neurosciences Danube University Krems for the field of sleep medicine since 2009
  • Academy for Advanced Training for Health and Social Professions (graduation with Bachelor of Science in Nursing) at Rudolfinerhaus for the subject Neurology 2005- 2009


  • 1993-1999 Medical studies at the University of Vienna
  • 2000- 2001 Research assistant in the sleep laboratory of the University Clinic for Neurology, Innsbruck
  • 2002- 2007 Training as a specialist in neurology at the University Clinic for Neurology, Vienna
  • Since January 2010 Habilitation for Neurology and awarding of the title Privatdozent
  • Since April 2013 European Certificate in Sleep Medicine by the European Sleep Society (ESRS)-Title Somnologist- Expert in Sleep Medicine
  • Austrian Medical Association Specialization in Sleep Medicine effective Sept. 25, 2019.


  • Epilepsy
  • Gait instability and falls
  • Memory problems (dementia; Alzheimer's disease)
  • Sensory disorders (polyneuropathies)
  • Headaches: migraine; tension headache and cluster headache
  • Paralysis (stroke - prevention and rehabilitation)
  • Facial pain and neuralgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Back pain and slipped disc ( "problems with sciatica ")
  • Dizziness
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (restless legs syndrome)
  • Specialty sleep disorders