Klinik und Poliklinik
für Plastische Chirurgie
und Handchirurgie
Klinik und Poliklinik für Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie
Direktor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. H.-G. Machens
Tel. (089) 414 021 71




Dr. med. univ. Dominik Duscher

  • Forschungsleiter



Beruflicher Werdegang und Ausbildung

03/2017 - jetzt

Assistenzarzt und Forschungsleiter

Klinik für Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie (Univ. Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Machens)

Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München


04/2015 - 02/2017

Assistenzarzt und Forschungsleiter

Sektion für Plastische Chirurgie (Doz. Dr. Georg M. Huemer)

Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz, Austria


01/2013 - 03/2015


Hagey Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine (Geoffrey Gurtner und Michael Longaker)

Stanford University, California, USA


12/2012 - 01/2013


Institut für Plastische Chirurgie, Wien, Austria (Doz. Dr. Artur Worseg)


10/2006 - 08/2012

Studium der Humanmedizin

Medizinische Universität Wien

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
University College London, UK

Facolta di Medicina Università Sapenzia di Roma, Italia

Ablegen der Diplomprüfung mit „Sehr gut“

Preise und Auszeichnungen


Presentation Award of the German Societyof Plastic Surgery 2014

‘The reduced regenerative potential of aged and diabetic adipose derived stem cells is caused by a disruption of cell subpopulation dynamics’ Winner out of >200 presentations


Presentation Award of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council 2014

Impaired regenerative ability of aged and diabetic ASCs is caused by depletion of cell subpopulations’ 


Travel Award of the German Society of Plastic Surgery

‘A transdermal drug delivery system for deferoxamine improves the healing of acute and prevents the occurrence of chronic diabetic wounds’


Scholarship for International Communication

Awarded by the Austrian Science Foundation (ÖFG)


Best Paper of the Plastic Surgery Research Council 2014, nominated

SDF-1 Regulates Adipose Niche Homeostasis and Adipose Derived Stromal Cell Function’



Biomaterial Research Prize, Stanford University, CA, USA

For outstanding interdisciplinary contribution to biomaterials research


Travel Grant of the Austrian Office of Science and Technology

Travel support awarded by the Austrian Embassy, DC, USA


Award of the American Association of Anatomists, Experimental Biology Meeting

Cutaneous innervation of the ankle: an anatomical study with clinical implications’


Langman Platform Presentation Award Finalist, Experimental Biology Meeting 2013

The vascular basis of perforator flaps of the upper abdominal wall’; Ranked Top 7 out of >200 presentations



Excellence Scholarship (Leistungsstipendium)

Stipend for outstanding grades during the academic year (MUV)



Max Kade Traveling Scholarship of the American Austrian Foundation

Stipend for travel expenses and tuition fee (Cornell University, USA)



Student Research Promotion Stipend of the MUV for the Project

Induction of Functional Angiogenesis by Biomatrix Associated Co-delivery of Growth Factors’


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for European Academic Exchange


Eurasia Pacific Uninet Science and Technology Scholarship



Duscher D. et al. Transdermal deferoxamine prevents pressure-induced diabetic ulcers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 6;112(1):94-9.


Duscher D. et al. Aging disrupts cell subpopulation dynamics and diminishes the function of mesenchymal stem cells. Sci Rep. 2014 Nov 21;4:7144.


Duscher D. et al. Comparison of the Hydroxylase Inhibitor Dimethyloxalylglycine and the Iron Chelator Deferoxamine in Diabetic and Aged Wound Healing.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):695e-706e.


Duscher D. et al. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Does Not Compromise the Regenerative Potential of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Feb;5(2):248-57.


Duscher D. et al. Fibroblast-Specific Deletion of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 Critically Impairs Murine Cutaneous Neovascularization and Wound Healing. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5):1004-13.




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