Erich Sorantin, MD (Co-Course Director) was born in 1957 and, after finishing high school, he studied Medicine at the University of Vienna graduating in 1982. Afterwards he worked in several hospitals, fulfilled training as general practitioner and became fully qualified as Pediatrician and Radiologist. In 1988 he joined the team of the Department of Radiology, Medical University Graz, where he became a faculty member in 1994 and earned his professorship in 2002. Currently, Dr. Sorantin is the acting Head of the Section of Pediatric Radiology as well as the Head of the Research Unit for Digital Information and Image Processing. Moreover, he coordinates a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary academic network in Central Europe, which focuses on biomedical imaging and technology transfer of advanced pediatric care as well as radiation protection.
Additionally, Dr. Sorantin served as a consultant for Computer graphics for the medical vendor Siemens concentrating on virtual endoscopic techniques for approximately eight years. During this cooperation, two products were brought to the market: the Virtuoso3D and the Leonardo Workstation.
Dr. Sorantin has been married since 1984 and has three sons.