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Dr. Christine Prchla

As your pediatrician:

  • I am fascinated by the uniqueness and diversity of the children and families who put their trust in me
  • I take my time in answering your questions, listening to your concerns and easing your anxieties
  • I apply my experience in counseling and therapy to my practice
  • Every day I am glad that I can work as a pediatrician

Growing up as the daughter of a veterinarian for farm animals, I knew from a young age that I want to become a doctor. To see a child opening up and smiling at me, especially after being shy at first, brings me so much joy.

About me:

  • After completing my studies in medicine in Vienna in 1986, I began my internship at Zwettl Hospital where I found my passion for pediatrics and laid the foundation for my pediatric education.
  • In 1995, as a recent medical specialist graduate, I started a position at the newly opened children’s unit of the SMZ Ost
  • At first as a medical specialist, later as the senior medical physician and chief deputy, I expanded my knowledge in all aspects of pediatric medicine including neonatology and pediatric intensive care, and gained extensive clinical experience.
  • I completed additional certification in pediatric endocrinology and diabetology and oversaw the diabetes team of the children’s unit
  • From the start of my certification I developed a vivid interest in psychosocial and psychosomatic medicine leading to further studies and the completion of a master’s degree in psychotherapeutic medicine at the Donau University of Krems in 2006. A highlight of this education was a personal meeting with one of the greatest researchers in the field of communication: Professor Paul Watzlawick, during a study trip in Palo Alto. The solution-orientated approach of systemic therapy with a focus on “that what works” has always been a source of inspiration for my life and my work.
  • Since January of 2002 I’ve been a licensed private doctor
  • Regular participation in continued education is a must when it comes to my work

I live with my husband in the outskirts of Vienna in a house with a garden. In my free time I like to be in nature or be with my friends and family. I read a lot and I enjoy travelling and I’ve been practicing yoga for a few years.

I look forward to many interesting meetings with you and your children.

Christine Prchla

Dr. Christine Prchla


  • Wednesday 15–18 h
  • and by appointment
Online appointment
  • Fachärztin an der Kinderabteilung

    Specialist at the pediatric department at Donauspital

  • Spezialambulanz für Kinderdermatologie und Hämangiome

    Head of the pediatric outpatient diabetes clinic at Donauspital

  • ÖÄK Diplom für Akupunktur, Notfallmedizin nd Schularzt
    ÖÄK Diploma for psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic medicine