Gerhard Litscher, Prof, MSc, PhD, MDsc





Academic accomplishments

 Head of the Stronach Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine , Medical University of Graz, Austria

2012 - 2013

Visiting Professor of the Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China (Sept 20th, 2011)


Visiting Professor of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China (Aug 1st, 2011)


 University Professor (Honorary Title) appointed by the President of Austria


 Head of the interuniversitary TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Research Center Graz at the
Medical University of Graz

 since 2008

 Head of Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care,
Medical University of Graz

 since 2005

Doctor of  Medical Sciences  (A)


a.o. Universitätsprofessor

since 1997

Development and test of methods concerning "Computer-Controlled Acupuncture®"


Development of a high tech helmet construction for noninvasive neuromonitoring


Organization of three international conferences „Clinical Engineering – New Trends“:
Computer-Controlled Acupuncture® (1999)
Transcranial Cerebral Oximetry (1997)
Laser Doppler Flowmetry (1996)

since 1996

Organization of 14 international workshops in Graz and Munich for postpromotional education in neuromonitoring with specific „Educational Software“ (NEURALIS®)

1995 - 2006

Habilitation at the Medical Faculty of the
Karl-Franzens-University Graz
(Medical informatics in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine)


Scientific Publications

Approx. 570 scientific publications in refereed journals and book chapters international and national invited lectures and presentations

since 1984

Publication of 11 books
(6 in German, 4 in English, 1 in Korean)

since 1994

Public relations
(over 100 scientific contributions)

since 1997
Scientific Awards

AMS-Award of the  Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute for the publication 'Transcontinental and translational high-tech acupuncture research using computer-based heart rate and 'Fire of Life' heart rate variability analysis' 

2010   Busan  / South Korea

Congress Award Graz for 'Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine' May 14-16th, 2009 City of Graz

2010   Graz / A

Editor Award - South Korea (for the most citing author) - JAMS; Okt. 1st, 2010

2010   Busan / South Korea

Scientific Award of the Austrian Society for Controlled Acupuncture (OGKA) Acupuncture - Basic Research - First author

2010  Graz / A

Scientific Award of the Austrian Society for Controlled Acupuncture (OGKA) Acupuncture - Clinical  Research - Co-authorship

2010   Graz / A

International Award - Stiftung Akupunktur

2004   Dusseldorf / G

First Place Research Award of the American Academy of Medical Acupunture (AAMA) and the Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation (MARF)

2004   Chicago / USA

Main Prize for Research of the
Styrian Government

2003   Graz / A

Academic Dr. Paul Nogier award 2001 of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Aurikulomedizin e.V.

2002   Cologne / G

International Prof. Dr. A. Pischinger award for acupuncture

1998   Vienna / A

Hoechst award for „Multivariable noninvasive intensive care monitoring“

1995   Graz / A

Prize for Science and Research
of the Styrian Government

1991   Graz / A

Theodor Körner award for
„Brain function monitoring“

1987   Vienna / A

Editorial Activity and Electronic Publishing

The Internet Journal of Neuromonitoring


The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology

Member of the Editorial Board

The Internet Journal of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine

Section Editor Bioengineering


The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine


see: Research Portal - Med Uni Graz