Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Gasche

Specialist for Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Medical Career

2011Co-founder and co-owner of the Medical Competence Centre for Iron Deficiency Loha for Life together with his wife Dr. Anke Gasche
since 2007Director of Christian Doppler Laboratory on Molecular Cancer Chemoprevention, Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria
since 1999Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dept. of Medicine 3, Div. Gastroenterology & Hepatology of the Medical University of Vienna (MUW) and General Hospital Vienna, Austria
1999-2001Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA
1996-1998Fellow in Gastroenterology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria
1989Graduation Dr. med. univ. (Austrian MD) at Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Inauguration of Medical Practices

2011Medical iron competence centre Loha for Life
2010Private clinic Döbling in Vienna
2001Private hospital Rudolfinerhaus in Vienna
1996Private practice in Klosterneuburg

Fields of Research

  • Iron deficiency: intravenous iron therapy; regulation of thrombopoiesis
  • Colorectal cancer: genetic instability and chemoprevention
  • Interleukin-10 receptor signaling: biological consequences of IL10R1 SNPs
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases: clinical assessment, experimental therapies, environmental triggers.
  • Endoscopic device development: Appendoectomy®, Megachannel®, Appendicoscopy

Selected Activities in the Scientific Community

2005 - 2007Chairman, International Consensus on iron deficiency and anemia in IBD
1997 - 1999Research Committee, World Organization of Gastroenterology (OMGE)
1997 - 1999Secretary General, Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (OEGGH)
1996 - 1998Chairman, International Working Party for a phenotypic classification of Crohn's disease

Journal Editor

Eur J Clin Invest,,, Gut, Genes and Immunity, Eur J Clin Invest, World J Gastroenterology, Int J Inflamm

Prof.Dr. Christoph Gasche has edited 3 books, 27 book chapters as well as over 100 scientific publications and been invited as speaker to over 250 international lectures.

Membership in Professional Societies

Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
International Organization For The Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD)
Walter-Siegenthaler-Gesellschaft für Fortschritte in der Inneren Medizin

Visiting Professor

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
University of California, San Diego, USA
Flinders University, School of Medicine, Adelaide, Australien
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Kanada


German and English

Particularly my ability to concentrate in the morning has improved, which is vital for a student like me.

The feeling of dizziness is finally over.

I can again sleep all night long and I am no longer struggling to breathe.

I again feel like I have strength and power – I simply feel good.

Crohn's Disease Diet
by Christoph Gasche

Crohn's disease is almost always positively influenced by a change in diet, in some circumstances even curable.

Irritable Bowel Diet
by Christoph Gasche

What to do when the colon is irritated and medical examinations don't bring any results? This book provides answers.