Heinz Hammer is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Medical University of Graz in Austria and Chief of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Kastanienhof private hospital in Graz, Austria (www.kastanienhof.at). He received his MD from the University of Graz in 1985. He received training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Graz, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, USA (1987 – 1990) and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, USA (1994-1995).

Professor Hammer has been board member of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology (OeGGH) and Chairman of the Austrian Working Group on Functional GI Disorders, secretary of the European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EAGE) since 2000, delegate to the UEGF General Assembly 2005 – 2011, and member of the UEGF Educational Committee from 2008 – 2011.

His main research interests are malabsorption and related diseases, intestinal perception and motility, intestinal microbiom and enteral nutrition . He is author or co-author of about 70 scientific articles in medical publications as well as multiple scientific communications to medical meetings and book chapters. He is honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Heinz Hammer                                            
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Auenbruggerplatz 15
8036 Graz
Austria