Gerhard Fritsch is a senior physician at the AUVA Accident Hospital Salzburg and clinical head of the LBI research group in the field of translational anaesthesiology and pain medicine. He completed his specialist training in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine at DKH Schladming and the Salzburg Provincial Hospitals.
In the course of his career, Gerhard has held various positions, including as a specialist at Salzburg University Hospital, as head of department at the AUVA-UKH Lorenz Böhler in Vienna, and as an emergency physician at several helicopter bases in Austria.
Outside of his clinical career, Gerhard is heavily involved in science. He is currently leading an FWF-funded research project on compartment syndrome and the role of regional anaesthesia in its formation and diagnosis – a topic that still raises a number of unanswered questions among experts.
In his scientific career, Gerhard has contributed to over 40 publications and has received several awards for his research contributions. In 2008, he was appointed Senator of the ÖGARI professional association, and in 2010 he received the Bronze Medal of Merit of the Austrian Red Cross. In 2012 and 2013, his scientific work was recognised with various prizes and awards, including the David Sackett Prize from the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine in 2013.