Manfred Frey, MD, Vienna, Austria, founder of the International Center for Facial Nerve Surgery in Vienna, is an internationally well-known and respected reconstructive plastic surgeon and plastic surgery researcher. His career has been highlighted by his leading research and clinical care in the area of facial reanimation for patients with facial movement disorders.
Professor Frey studied medicine at the University of Vienna. He completed specialist medical training as a surgeon and training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Second University Clinic of Surgery, Vienna. In the past decade, Professor Frey was elected secretary general and president of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons in 2011 and 2015, respectively, and elected president of the Austrian Society of Surgery (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie) in 2012. He retired from the Medical University of Vienna in 2013, the same year he established the acclaimed International Center for Facial Nerve Surgery.
Throughout his career Professor Frey has served as an invited or keynote lecturer around the world. His reputation as a leading clinician and scientist is credited as the driving force of the Vienna Muscle Symposium, for years the most important international gathering for clinicians and researchers from diverse disciplines to share basic science and clinical care for patients with movement disorders. His research lab and clinical work has generated more than 440 peer-reviewed publications or abstracts.
The honors bestowed on Professor Frey include the Theodor Billroth Prize of the Austrian Society of Surgery and the Georg Friedrich Götz Prize of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.