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Doz. Dr. Johannes Grisar

Specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology

Born in Vienna, married, 2 children

University of Vienna, Medical School

Rheumatology lab, General Hospital Vienna

2000-2007: Specialisation in Internal Medicine, Medical University Vienna

2007-2009: Subspecialisation in Rheumatology

2009: Teaching thesis in Internal Medicine

2009-2012: Erwin Schrödinger fellowship/fellowship of the American Arthritis Foundation, Stanford School of Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, California, USA

2012-02/2013: Return to the Division of Rheumatology, Medical University Vienna

03/13-11/17: Senior physician at the 2nd Department of Rheumatology/Osteology & Gastroeneterology, KH Barmherzige Schwestern (St. Vincent Hospital) and Rheumazentrum Oberlaa

since 11/17: Head of the Rheumatology outpatient Department Sanatorium Hera

since 2012 private practice in the 9th and 19th district, Vienna

Honors and Awards

2004: 1st Poster Price of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology

2005: Scientific Price of the “Erste Österreichische Sparkasse”

2007: Poster Price of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology

2008: Wyeth Scientific Price of the Austrian Society for Rheumatology

2008: Billroth-Price of the Viennese Doctor’s Association

2009: Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship Award of the Austrian Scientific Fund

2011: Fellowship of the American Arthritis Foundation

Several lectures on national and international conferences

Publications (extract)

Grisar J, Hahn P, Brosch S, Peterlik M, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. Phenotypic characteristics of human monocytes undergoing transendothelial migration. Arthritis Res. 2001 ;3:127-132.

Grisar J, Bernecker PM, Aringer M, Redlich K, Sedlak M, Wolosczcuk W, Spitzauer S, Grampp S, Kainberger F, Ebner W, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis show increased bone resorption, but differ with regard to bone formation. J Rheumatol. 2002 ;29:1430-14366.

Aletaha D, Stamm T, Kapral T, Eberl G, Grisar J, Machold KP, Smolen JS. Survival and effectiveness of leflunomide compared with methotrexate and sulfasalazine in rheumatoid arthritis: a matched observational study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2003 ;62:944-951

Miehsler W, Reinisch W, Valic E, Osterode W, Tillinger W, Feichtenschlager T, Grisar J, Machold K, Scholz S, Vogelsang H, Novacek G. Is inflammatory bowel disease an independent and disease specific risk factor for thromboembolism? Gut. 2004;53:542-548.

Grisar J, Aringer M, Koller MD, Stummvoll GH, Eselböck D, Zwölfer B, Steiner CW, Zierhut B, Wagner L, Pietschmann P, Smolen JS. Leflunomide inhibits transendothelial migration of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004;63:1632-1637.

Grisar J, Aletaha D, Steiner CW, Kapral T, Steiner S, Seidinger D, Weigel G, Schwarzinger I, Wolosczcuk W, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Depletion of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Peripheral Blood of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Circulation. 2005 ;111:204-211.

Steiner S, Winkelmayer WC, Kleinert J, Grisar J, Seidinger D, Kopp CW, Watschinger B, Minar E, Hörl WH, Födinger M, Sunder-Plassmann G. Endothelial progenitor cells in kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2006;81:599-606.

Grisar J, Aletaha D, Steiner CW, Kapral T, Steiner S, Säemann M, Schwarzinger I, Buranyi B, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Endothelial progenitor cells in active rheumatoid arthritis: Effects of TNF and of glucocorticoid therapy. Ann Rheum Dis. 2007 ;66:1284-1286.

Grisar J, Steiner CW, Bonelli M, Karonitsch T, Schwarzinger I, Weigel G, Steiner G, Smolen JS. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients exhibit functional changes of endothelial progenitor Cells. Rheumatology 2008 ;47: 1476-1483.

Grisar J, Haddad F, Gomari F, Wu JC. Endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammation: from biomarker to therapeutic agent. Biomark Med. 2011;5:731-44

Grisar J, Munk M, Steiner CW, Amoyo-Minar L, Tohidast-Akrad M, Zenz P, Steiner G, Smolen JS.Expression patterns of CD44 and CD44 splice variants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012;30:64-72.