was born in Vienna, Austria in 1957. After his medical education from 1975 – 1981, he graduated in 1981. Between 1981-1983 he passed various medical education programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology and Neonatology. His medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology started in 1983 at the former 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University (Wertheim Clinic) of Vienna. His special fields of scientific interest were all forms of Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynaecology and Gynaecologic Oncology. Since 1990 he was working as Associate Professor, and became Vice-head of the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Vienna in 1992. Between 1994 and 1998 he was President of the Urogynecology Association of the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1996.
Heinz Koelbl was Vice Head of the Department of Gynecology University of Vienna between 1995 and 1999. From 1999 until 2003 Heinz Koelbl was Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
From October 2003 until September 2012, Heinz Koelbl was Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Since October 2012 he is Chairman Division of Gynaecology and Gynecological Oncology, Department. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University of Vienna.
Heinz Koelbl is member of various scientific societies, and was acting as European representative of the International Urogynecological Association between 1994 and 1998. Between 2003 and 2010 he was member of the Executive Committee of the European Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and International Member of the Association of Professors of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and Member of the International Consultants of Incontinence.
Prof. Koelbl was Founding President of the European Urogynaecology Association between 2002-2008. He is Associate Editor and reviewer of various international journals and his scientific work comprises over 578 papers (> 370 Medline citations) published in standard and top-journals, 7 books so far, and various chapters in the German and Anglo-American literature, and has performed many clinical, and non clinical studies in the field of Gynaecology Oncology and Urogynecology.
Heinz Koelbl was acting as guest and visiting professor in Los Angeles (University of California Irvine – Prof. Ostergard), Univeristy of Arizona (Tuscon Cancer Center – Prof. Hatch), and University of Perugia (Prof. Porena).
Prof. Koelbl received the degree of a honorary doctor by the University of Athens in March 2010. In May 2010 Prof. Koelbl received the TeLinde Lecture Award from the Society of Gynecolgocical Surgeons, and became member of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons in 2006. Since October 1st 2012 Prof. Koelbl is Chairman of the Department of General Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 Prof. Koelbl is acting as coordinator of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Medical University of Vienna.
In 2017 Prof. Koelbl will host the 20 Congress of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology in Vienna.