Professor Zielinski is Director of the Clinical Division of Oncology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine I at Medical University Vienna, Austria. He serves as Coordinator of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Medical University Vienna and the General Hospital in Vienna, Austria, and is President of the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group. Professor Zielinski completed his medical training at the University Hospital Vienna and began his career with a position as a research fellow at the Cancer Research Center at Tufts University, Boston, USA.
His recent clinical research activities cover a wide range of cancer therapies, with particular focus on clinical trials, breast and lung cancer research and treatment and development of targeted drugs. He has published env. 450 original papers and reviews in peer-review journals and many books including the “State of Oncology 2013” published together with Peter Boyle et al. by IPRI. He is member of the editorial board of numerous peer review journals.
In 2013, Professor Zielinski received a “Dr. h.c.” degree from Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest. Professor Zielinski is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). Prof. Zielinski serves on a series of committees of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) including its Executive Committee in which he is a member for 2014. He was also Local Officer for the ESMO Congress 2012 in Vienna, Austria.