Prof. Dr. Pedrini received his medical training at the Innsbruck University Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). Through his long-term and broad training in many sub-areas of internal medicine, he has accumulated enough experience to meet the challenges of modern medicine.

The civilication diseases, i. e. obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high serum lipid levels, artherosclerosis are one of the main challenges of medicine in recent decades. These diseases have a hereditary component, but can also be influences by lifestyle. Through a thorough medical examination, these diseases can be recognized at an early stage and positively influenced or even cured. At the beginning, we will take a detailed medical history followed by a clinical examination and various diagnostic procedures (e. g. blood test, sonography, etc.)

Personal data:

Citizenship Austria


1971-1975 School of the Three Sisters, Innsbruck

1975-1983 Academic High School, Innsbruck

1983 Matura

Overview professional career:

1983-1990 Medical studies Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck

1987-1990 Dissertation at the Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry

1990 Doctorate in medicine

1990-1994 Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School in Boston /USA (Joslin Diabetes Center / Brighams and Womens Hospital)

1995-1999 Specialist training in internal medicine as well as laboratory medicine at the Innsbruck University Hospital

1999-2016 Senior physician at various ambulances and wards on internal medicine

2006 Habilitation (Venia Docendi) in the field of internal medicine

2006 Award of the official title a. o. Univ.-Professor

2012-2016 Senior physician an the University Clinic of Internal Medicine I in Innsbruck (Focus on endocrinology, gastroenterology and metabolism) under Prof. Dr. Herbert Tilg

Specialist Diplomas:

1996 Specialist for Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics

1999 Specialist in internal medicine

2003 Additive specialist for endocrinology and metabolic diseases


1986 Study stay at Columbia University, New York, USA - Department of Neurourology

1990-1994 Training at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA (Joslin Diabetes Center / Brighams and Womens Hospital)

Management Education:

2011 Professional training course for executives: Management, Psychology and Leadership at the Management Center Innsbruck

Third party funding:

2002-2005 FWF-funded project: Triglyceride-rich Lipoproteins and Insulin Resistance

2005-2007 FWF-funded project: Effect of modifications of TGRL in Insulin Resistance

2007-2011 FWF-funded project: postprandial Insulin Resistance in hepatocytes and adipocytes

My five most important publications:

  1. The Effect of Dietary Protein Restriction on the Progression of Diabetic and Nondiabetic Renal Diseases: A Meta-Analysis. M.T. Pedrini, A.S. Levey, J. Lau, T.C. Chalmers, and P.H. Wang. Ann. Intern. Med. (1996) 124: 627-632
  2. Human triglyceride-rich lipoproteins impair glucose metabolism and insulin signalling in L6 skeletal muscle cells independently of non-esterified fatty acid levels. Pedrini, M.T., Kranebitter, M.T., Niederwanger, A., Kaser, S., Engl, J., Debbage, P., Huber, L.A., and Patsch, J.R. Diabetologia (2005) 48: 756-766
  3. Postprandial lipemia induces an acute decrease of insulin sensitivity in healthy men independently of plasma NEFA levels. Pedrini, M.T., Niederwanger, A., Kranebitter, M., Tautermann, C., Tatarczyk, T., Ciardi, C., and Patsch, J.R. Diabetologia (2006) 49: 1612-1618
  4. Postprandial triglyceride-rich lipoproteins induce hepatic insulin resistance in HepG2 cells independently of their receptor-mediated cellular uptake. Tatarczyk T., Ciardi C., Niederwanger A., Kranebitter M., Patsch J.R., Pedrini M.T. Mol Cell Endocrinol. (2011) 343: 71-8
  5. Postprandial lipemia induces pancreatic α cell dysfunction characteristic of type 2 diabetes: studies in healthy subjects, mouse pancreatic islets, and cultured pancreatic α cells. Niederwanger A, Ciardi C, Tatarczyk T, Khan MI, Hermann M, Mittermair C, Al-Zoairy R, Salzmann K, Pedrini MT. Am J Clin Nutr. (2014) 100(5):1222-31


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