Herbert TILG

Innsbruck Medical University
Dept. of Internal Medicine I
Anichstr. 35
A-6020 Innsbruck


Date of birth

04.08.1962 in Zams, AT



  • 1980-1986 Medical School at the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1986 Medical license

  • 1993 Habilitation (Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria)

Academic Positions:

  • 1986-1991 Internship, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1991-1993 Research Fellowship, Tufts University, Boston, USA (Charles A. Dinarello)

  • 1993-1997 Tenured position, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Innsbruck

  • 1993-2001 Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University Innsbruck

  • 1996 Primo loco as full professor (§98) for Gastroenterology at Innsbruck Medical University – declined

  • 1997 Clinical Fellowship, Department of Gastroenterology, Gasthuisberg, University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium)

  • 2002-2012 Head, Department of Medicine, Academic Teaching Hospital Hall in Tirol, Austria

  • 2011 Primo loco as full professor (W3) for Gastroenterology at University of Tübingen, Germany – declined

  • 2012 Appointment as §98 Univ.-Prof. and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University


National and International Activities:

  • 1998-2001 Member, Scientific Committee EASL (European Association Study of Liver Diseases)

  • 2005 Organizer of International Falk-Meeting in Innsbruck

  • 2005-2011 Member, Scientific Committee ECCO (European Crohn´s Colitis Organization)

  • 2007 Organizer of International ECCO-Meeting in Innsbruck

  • 2012 Organizer of International Falk-Meeting in Munich


Research interests

  • Mechanisms of chronic inflammation; cytokine and adipocytokine research; intestinal immunity; metabolic inflammation.


Publications (peer-reviewed)

  • >150 Originals, >50 Invited Reviews, Total IF: >1350.

  • Externally funded national and international projects (last 5 years, 2010-ongoing)
    (only financial contributions to own research group)

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