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Alexandra Kautzky Willer

Professor
Department for Endocrinology and Metabolism
Medical University of Vienna
Austria

Biography

She is Professor of Gender Medicine at Medical University in Vienna where she heads the Gender Medicine Unit and the university course of gender medicine. She has specialized in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology and Metabolism. She is board member of numerous medical and scientific associations, among these, the Austrian Associations for Diabetes, Gender Medicine, and Obesity. She is member of the Diabetes Pregnancy Study Group Europe (DPSG) and scientific consultant of national and international Medical-Scientific Funds. She serves as reviewer in leading journals and has received awards such as the Höchst Award 1995 and the Joseph Hoet Research Award 2004. She is a member of the Expert Panel of the German Diabetes Association for Evidence-Based Recommendations for Diabetes and Pregnancy, and has published 86 original papers with a total impact factor of more than 300. In addition, she has published numerous reviews, book chapters, Guidelines/Practical Recommendations, and Audit Reports.

Research Interest

Gestational diabetes, Gender aspects of obesity, Gender aspects of metabolic syndrome, Gender aspects of type 2 diabetes, Gender aspects of type 1 diabetes/autoimmunity, Gender aspects of insulin resistance and beta cell function: Changes in pathogenesis of and interaction with different disease processes, Gender aspects of inflammation, adipokines, endothelial dysfunction.

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