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Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, MBA


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Language Spoken: German, English


Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, the Viennese ENT Specialist, has unparalleled experience in the field of hearing implants.

With over 2000 cochlear implant surgeries, Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner is a record-breaking expert in his field. He says of himself that he knows all his patients to whom he has made hearing possible. Only the babies he has cared for, whom he sometimes meets again years later, are lost to his memory because of their development. He has successfully performed over 2850 active ear implants, many of them worldwide firsts.


  • 148 Originalpapers in Medline (Pubmed), over 800 other Publications, over 1300 international and national lectures


  • 2008 - 2012 Deputy Chairman of the Works Council at the Medical University of Vienna
  • President of Cochlea Implant Austria
  • 2012 - 2017 Member of the Chamber Council of the Medical Association Vienna
  • Member of the Board of Directors Rudolfinerhaus Vienna
  • 2004 - 2016 Member of the Works Council at the Medical University of Vienna
  • 2010 - 2013 Member of the Academic Senate of the Medical University of Vienna
  • 2004 - 2012 Member of the Austrian Hospital Doctors Conference
  • President of CORLAS
  • President of HEARRING
  • 2006 - 2014 Scientific Advisory Board, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the University Department of the Medical Association Vienna
  • Board Member of the Adam POLITZER Society


  • University Professor, ENT Karolinska University Stockholm
  • Lecturer at the Academy for Speech and Language Therapy
  • 2000 - 2012 University Advisor to the Austrian and Viennese Medical Associations
  • Visiting professor, ENT Univ. Clinic Brno
  • Consulting specialist at Rudolfinerhaus, 1190 Vienna, with own research laboratory
  • 2005 - 2009 Visiting Professor, Malayan University Kuala Lumpur
  • 2008 Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota
  • Chief Physician, ENT Ward, AKH Vienna, University Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
  • 2005 - 2008 Visiting Professor, Mahidol University Bangkok, Ramathibodi Hospital
  • University Professor, ENT Univ. Clinic Vienna
  • 2006 - 2008 Visiting Professor, National University Singapore
  • 2006 Visiting Professor, Southwestern University of Texas at Dallas
  • Visiting professor, ENT University Hospital Heidelberg
  • Lecturer at the Pedagogical Academies in Vienna


  • Medical study at the University of Vienna
  • 1985 High school diploma in Baden
  • 1991 Doctor of Medicine


  • Cochlear Implants; Vibrant Soundbridge; Bonebridge; BAHA Attract; MET Implant; Carina II and Brainstemimplants in children and adults; single sided or in bilateral simultaneous implantation