Rudolf Likar

General Hospital Wolfsberg, Austria

Likar Rudolf, date of birth 28.05.1959 in Waiern/Feldkirchen, raised in Flatschach near Himmelberg, Austria

1965 – 1969 Grammar school: Volksschule Himmelberg
1969 – 1977 High school: Humanistisches Gymnasium Tanzenberg
(Graduation: 28.06.1977)
1977 – 1978 Military service with basic and EF Training in the Austrian Armed Forces
1978 – 1985 Medical school: University of Graz
(Graduation: 11.06.1985)
Advanced training in the Austrian Armed Forces with attainment of rank of Oberleutnant of the Austrian Reserve Forces
1986 – 1988 3 year internship at the General Hospital Klagenfurt
01.05.1989 – 31.03.1990 Medical director of the „Stellungskommission des
Mititärkommandos Tirol“ (Recruitment Armed Forces, HQ Tyrol)
15.04.1990 Entrance into the residency training programme Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the General Hospital Klagenfurt
01.05.1994 Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.
In the Austrian Armed Forces I attained the rank of Major of the Reserve Forces.
17.03.1999 Attainment of University professorship with teaching privileoges in the specialty field of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.
22.01.2008 Degree “University professor”, conferred of the Medical University of Graz
01.01.2010 Head of department of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, General Hospital Klagenfurt
01.10.2018 Head of department of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, General Hospital Wolfsberg

Further medical training:
Degree in Acupuncture
Kurarzt (Degree for Rehabilitation)
Notarztdiplom (Degree in emergency medicine)
Physikatkurs (Degree for Community Medicine)
During my Anaesthesia training I subspecialized in the field of Pain Therapy
Several training periods in clinics in Germany (Kiel, Köln, Erlangen, Konstanz)
1993 – three month stay in the pain-clinic in Cleveland/Ohio
1995 – one month hospitation at the Memorial Sloan Catering Hospital in New York

Present fields of medical activity:
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Emergency Medicine in the emergency vehicle and helicopter services
Subspecialty Pain Therapy – Training of residents

Medical organizational responsibilities:
Organization and development of the Pain Clinic in the General Hospital Klagenfurt
Organization of the international pain congresses in Kärnten (Carinthia, Austria): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2020
Co-organization of the Austrian Pain Congress (1996, 2001, 2023, 2024)
Yearly three day conferences for applied pain therapy (since 1993)
Cooperation with the University Erlangen
Scientific organization of the Conference for applied pain therapy, German
Anaesthesia Congress (Jan.96, St.Anton/Arlberg)
Organization of the regional nutrition team for the province of Carinthia
Organization of the regional palliative programm
Secretary of the Austrian pain society (1994 – 2004)
President of the Austrian pain society (2005 – 2007)
Councilor-Austria – EFIC (-2022)
President of the ÖGARI (Austrian society for anesthesia, resuscitation and intensive care) 2017-2019
Past President of the ÖGARI (Austrian society for anesthesia, resuscitation and intensive care)
President of the Austrian palliative society (OPG) 2018-2021
1. Vice President of the Austrian palliative society (OPG)

Scientific Cooperation:
Universität Erlangen, Pain Clinic (Dr. R. Sittl)
Physiologieinstitut Erlangen (Prof. Dr. H. Handwerker)
Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Dr. C. Stein, Prof. Dr. M. Schäfer)
Regional cooperation with the Anaesthesia department of the Deutschordensspital Friesach (Prim. Dr. F. Lehofer)
Institut für Sportwissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck (Prof. DDr. M. Burtscher)
Institut für Psychologie, Universität Klagenfurt, (Prof. Dr. H. Janig)