Prof. Friedrich Pühringer, who is Austrian, received his Medical Degree from Medical School at Innsbruck University, Austria in 1987. He held many academic positions of increasing importance between 1993 and 2000 at Innsbruck Medical School in the Anaesthesia Departments Gynecology and Obstetrics, ENT, Facial Maxillary Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine.
In 1997 Habilitation and PhD for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Innsbruck University. Since 2000 until present he is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Klinikum am Steinenberg in Reutlingen, an Academic hospital of the University of Tübingen, in Germany. Since 2008 he heads two additional anesthesia and intensive care departments at the hospitals in Bad Urach and Münsingen. His education also includes many other activities such as Management Education, receiving an MBA for Hospital Management, from the School of Economics at Innsbruck University. Since 2009 he is also Medical Director at the Kreiskliniken Reutlingen too.
Professor Pühringer´s main research interests are within pharmacology of muscle relaxants, their reversals and neuromuscular monitoring as well as pharmacology of volatile anaesthetics. He also worked on supraglottic airway devices and focuses on difficult airway management and strategies in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He is author and co-author more than 90 original papers and numerous letters to editor and several editorials and several chapters in various books.
He has given more than 500 lectures at international and national conferences and meetings. In addition, Professor Pühringer is a reviewer for various international anaesthesia journals.