Christoph Aufricht

Short Bio

Univ. Prof. Christoph Aufricht is Head of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Gastroenterology at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vienna General Hospital – Medical University of Vienna.


Christoph Aufricht teaches medicine at the Medical University of Vienna and has conducted many years of clinical and translational research, also at Yale and UCLA. He is member of the European Pediatric Dialysis Working Group, board member of the Austrian Society for Nephrology and past-president of the Austrian Pediatric Nephrology Working Group. Prof. Aufricht is author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, holder of two patents, scientific founder and CSO of Zytoprotec, and recipient of several national and international awards.

Prof. Aufricht is Principal Investigator  in the Horizon 2020 Programme “Identification and Management of Patients at Risk – Outcome and Vascular Events in Peritoneal Dialysis (IMPROVE-PD)”. He is a funded investigator of peer reviewed research support such as EU FP7, FWF or OeNB and conducts translational and clinical research in different areas of pediatric nephrology.