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Univ. Prof. Dr.

Dieter H. M. Szolar

Curriculum Vitae
  • Name: Dieter Hannes Michael Szolar
  • Place of birth: Klagenfurt, Carinthia
  • Nationality: Austria
School education
  • Primary school: Wolfsberg 1971–1975
  • Grammar school: Humanistisches Stiftsgymnasium St. Paul 1975–1983
University education
  • Study programme in Medicine: the University of Graz, Medical Faculty, October 1983–April 1989
  • Doctoral graduation: graduation to Dr. Med. Univ. after eleven semesters
Postdoctoral training in a complementary subject
July 1989–June 1991
  • 6 months general surgery (Univ. Prof. Dr. Zalaudek, Villach, Carinthia)
  • 6 months internal medicine (Prim. Dr. Thoma, Villach, Carinthia)
  • 6 months pathology (Prim. Dr. Wagner, Klagenfurt, Carinthia)
  • 3 months neurology (Univ. Prof. Dr. Rumpl, Klagenfurt, Carinthia)
  • 3 months neurosurgery (Univ. Prof. Dr. Lanner, Klagenfurt, Carinthia)
Postdoctoral specialist training
July 1991–July 1996
  • 47 months at the University Hospital of Radiology, Graz (directors: Univ. Prof. Dr. Schreyer, Univ. Prof. Dr. Rienmüller, Univ. Prof. Dr. Fotter)
  • 13 months at the Department of Radiology, the University of California, San Francisco, body MRI section (chair: Prof. Dr. Higgins, Prof. Dr. Hricak)
  • October 1992: Specialist examination part 1
  • December 1996: Radiation protection course (radiation protection representative)
Medical and organisational activities
  • January 1997: Award of venia docendi: university lecturer for radiology
  • October 1997: Ward manager and consultant at the University Hospital of Radiology, Graz
  • February 1997–April 1998: Postgraduate university course for medical executives (management course)
  • March 1998–March 1999: Austrian representative – "European junior radiologists"
  • Since March 1999: examiner of the specialist examination of the Austrian Roentgen Society
  • Senior consultant representations: hospitals in Graz, Judenburg, Bruck/Mur, St. Johann in Tirol
  • October 1999: Announcement of termination of the state employment relationship
  • November 1999: Foundation (together with Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus W. Preidler), medical director and managing director of Diagnostikum Graz Südwest
  • December 2000–December 2010: Medical director (together with Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus W. Preidler) of the Outpatient Clinic of Diagnostic Imaging of Graz Ragnitz Private Hospital
  • Since October 2007: acquisition of Diagnosezentrum Meidling (Vienna); medical director and managing director (together with Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus W. Preidler) of Diagnosezentrum Meidling, Vienna
  • June 2008–June 2012: Medical director (together with Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus W. Preidler) of the Outpatient Clinic of Diagnostic Imaging of Graz Kastanienhof Private Hospital
  • Since April 2012: deputy managing director of Diagnostikum Nuklearmedizin GmbH (together with Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus W. Preidler, Univ. Prof. Dr. Rainer Lipp and Univ. Doz. Dr. Manfred Tillich)
Stays abroad
  • July 1988: Hannover Medical School, clinical traineeship at the University Hospital of Reconstructive Maxillofacial Surgery (Prof. Dr. J. Hausamen & Prof. Dr. R. Reich)
  • April 1994–May 1995: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), California, USA, Department of Radiology (body MRI section, Prof. Dr. C. B. Higgins)
  • Scholarship holder of the Max Kade Foundation Inc., New York, USA (training & research scholarship)
    May 1997: The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Department of Radiology (Prof. Dr. N. R. Dunnick & Prof. Dr. M. Korobkin)
    October 1997: The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Department of Radiology (Prof. Dr. A. Osborne & Prof. Dr. R. Harnsberger): fellowship in head & neck imaging
International cooperations
  • I. Department of Radiology, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA
    Magnetic resonance tomography & angiography of the cardiovascular system (Prof. Dr. C. B. Higgins)
    Pulmonary hypertension: The influence of administering non-ionic contrast medium to vasoactive substances (Prof. Dr. M. Saeed)
    3D ultrafast CT of the parotid duct system (Prof. Dr. W. Dillon)
  • II. Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Differentiation of adrenal tumours (Prof. Dr. G. Bolland)
  • III. Department of Radiology, the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA
    Differentiation of adrenal adenomas & nonadenomas (Prof. Dr. M. Korobkin)
  • IV. Schering pharmaceutical company, Berlin, Germany
    European magnetic resonance tomography multicentre study with the liver-specific MRT contrast medium Resovist (Dr. K. Shamsi)
Science
  • Impact factor points/originalia: > 150
  • Publications (author, co-author and senior author): > 200 (book contributions, originalia, abstracts, proceedings)
  • Lectures: > 200 (national and international)
Teaching
  • 1991: Lecturer in anatomy and physiology at Klagenfurt Nursing School
  • 1992–1998: Lecturer at the Graz Academy for Careers in X-ray Technology (training days)
  • 1992–1999: Participation in the "Exercises in Radiology and Radiation Protection" course
  • 1996–1999: Participation in the "Specialisation" course (Schreyer, Hausegger, Klein, Szolar): angiography and interventional radiology and X-ray image analysis, with particular focus on ultrasound and computed tomography
  • 1997–1999: Participation in the "Compulsory Clinical Traineeship" course
    Doctoral examination in medical radiology and radiation protection
  • 1998–2000: Course for doctoral examination candidates: CT and MRT in Tumour Diagnostics: Importance and Algorithms (full lecturing timetable)
  • 1998–2000: Lecture: "Angiography and Interventional Radiology" (full lecturing timetable)
  • 1997–2000: Doctoral examination in medical radiology and radiation protection: > 150 doctoral examination candidates
  • Training evening at the University Hospital of Radiology
  • March 1993: Development of the sphenoidal sinus
  • April 1993: Sonographic anatomy of the shoulder joint
  • December 1995: 100 years of radiology/spiral CT
  • January 1996: "How to write and publish scientific papers"
  • November 1996: Tumours and tumour-like lesions of the kidney: ultrasound, CT and MRT diagnostics
  • April 1998: Focus on the liver. Focal liver lesion: state-of-the-art diagnostics and future prospects: ultrasound and MRT
Austrian Roentgen Society and Kotscher course (further training event of the Austrian Roentgen Society)
  • March 1998: Differential diagnosis of benign diseases of the kidney and adrenal gland
  • 1997, 1998, 1999: Meeting chair of the radiological further training day of Austrian medical technology experts
  • Lectures, presidencies and workshops in the context of the Austrian Roentgen Conference and postgraduate teaching – Austrian Urological Society courses
  • Since 1999: specialist examiner of the Austrian Roentgen Society for prospective medical radiology specialists
Prizes and awards
  • 1995: Schering Prize for young Austrian radiologists
  • 1996: Austrian Cancer Aid prize
  • 1997: Schering Prize for young Austrian radiologists
  • 1998: Schering Prize for young Austrian radiologists
  • Acceptance of two original papers in the American Yearbook of Radiology, Mosby, New York