About Dr. Loader

Philosophy

Dr. Loader listens patiently. His credo is to treat each patient equally and to devise an efficient, individually adapted therapy for each individual – regardless of age, religion or genetic background.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in South Africa, Dr. Loader grew up as a nature enthusiast. From an early age he was fascinated by the gracefull, precise and electrically fast movements of Africa’s wildlife. Africa’s wilderness is a place where creatures large and small depend on senses such as smell, hearing and balance to survive.

Dr. Loader completed MBChB I at the University of Pretoria, before moving to Vienna to complete his medical training. He has kept up connections to his country of birth, returning for undergraduate practicals, as well as conferences and philanthropic projects.
Internationally, Dr. Loader has also delivered papers and presentations on hearing, balance and vertigo in places such as Istanbul, Antalya, Seoul, Rome, Cork and of course, Cape Town as well as in most of Austria’s major cities.

Career Progression

Habilitation („Via docendi“)
Diagnostics and surgical treatment of cochleovestibular disorders
Medical University of Vienna

2016
Assistant Professor for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Sigmund Freud Private University, Vienna

2015
Appointment as Guest Professor at the Medical University of Vienna

Since 2012
Attending Consultant
ENT Department, Rudolfstiftung Teaching Hospital
Head of the ENT-Vertigo Outpatient Unit
Head of Undergraduate ENT-Teaching

2011
Appointment as Lector
Medical University of Vienna
ENT Consultancy
Vienna General Hospital
Supplemental Training:
Pediatrics, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery

2010
Head of the ENT-Vertigo Outpatient Unit
Vienna General Hospital
Austrian ENT Board Examination (Salzburg)

2005 – 2011
Residency
Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Vienna General Hospital
Medical University of Vienna

2004 – 2005
Practice Assistant ENT
Prof. h.c. Dr. G.A. Budik

2003
Graduation as Medical Doctor
„Dr. Med. Univ.“
Universität Wien

1997
MBChB I
Pretoria University

1996
Matric ( „A-Levels“)
Menlopark High School, Pretoria, South Africa

Research

Dr. Loader concentrates on otologic (i.e. „relating to the ear“) research. This includes hearing as well as vertigo, with special emphasis on surgical treatment strategies for Morbus Menière and sudden hearing loss.

Scientific Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Loader B, Gruther W, Müller CA, Neuwirth G, Thurner S, Ehrenberger K, Mittermaier C, Successful computerized optokinetic therapy of chronic dizziness using stochastic visual stimulation, J Vestib Res. 2007;17(2-3):131-6
  • Loader B, Stokic D, Hickmann S, Riedl M, Luger L, Wick, N, Combined analysis of audiological performance and SDF-1a as plasma marker of microangiopathy in Type II diabetes mellitus, Otol Neurotol. 2008 Sep;29(6):739-44.
  • Loader B, Beicht D, Hamzavi JS, Peter Franz Tenotomy of the middle ear muscles causes a dramatic reduction in vertigo attacks and improves audiological function in definite Meniere’s disease, Acta Otolaryngol. Dec 2011.
  • Loader B, Atteneder C, Kaider A, Franz P. Tympanotomy with sealing of the round window as surgical salvage option in sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss. Acta Otolaryngol. 2013 Dec;133(12):1285-91.
  • Loader B, Beicht D, Hamzavi JS, Franz P. Tenotomy of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles reduces subjective dizziness handicap in definite Meniere’s disease. Acta Otolaryngol. 2013 Apr;133(4):368-72.
  • Gnaiger-Rathmanner J, Schneider A, Loader B, Böhler M, Frass M, Singer SR, Oberbaum M, Petroleum: a series of 25 cases, Homeopathy. 2008 Apr;97(2):83-8.
  • Pirker A, Kramer L, Voller B, Loader B, Auff E, Prayer D. Type of edema in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome depends on serum albumin levels: an MR imaging study in 28 patients. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Mar;32(3):527-31.
  • Lill C, Loader B, Seemann R, Zumtobel M, Brunner Markus, Heiduschka G, Thurnher D. Milk allergy is significantly more frequent in patients with chronic sinusitis and polyposis nasi. Am. J. Rhinology and Allergy 2011 Nov-Dec;25(6):e221-4.

 

Abstracts
  • Vorsitz Symposium Vertigo, Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2011, Wien
  • Mittermaier C, Schindler M, Waigl F, Loader B, Fialka-Moser V, Einfluss von dynamischem Gleichgewichtstraining auf einem Luftkissen auf die posturale Stablilität, Phys Med Rehab Kuror 2006; 16:236-237
  • Loader B, Stokic D, Arnoldner C, Katzinger M, Hickmann S, Riedl M, Luger A, Wick N, Molekulare Mechanismen der diabetischen Audiopathie, Österreichischer HNO Kongress 2006, EUFOS 2007
  • Arnoldner C, Riss D, Hickmann S, Loader B, Brunner M, Baumgartner W D, Albegger K, Helbig S, Gstöttner W, Die Rolle der Intensität bei der Tonhöhenwahrnehmung mit CI: mono- und bipolare Stimulation, Österreichischer HNO Kongress 2006
  • B. Loader, W. Gruther, C. A. Müller, G. Neuwirth, S. Thurner, K. Ehrenberger, C. Mittermaier, Computerisierte optokinetische Therapie des chronischen Schwindels durch stochastische visuelle Stimulation, Österreichischer HNO Kongress 2007
  • Rebekka Jung, Christian Müller, Benjamin Loader, Eduard Auff, Gerald Wiest, Schwindel als mögliche Erstmanifestation des Hypophysenadenoms, Kongress der EFNS, August 2008
  • Benjamin Loader, Rebekka Jung, Dejan Stokic, Erika Fürpaß, Christian Müller und Gerald Wiest, Methodenvergleich des kalorischen Labyrinthfunktionstests mit der computergesteuerten Drehstuhlrotation in der Diagnostik unilateraler peripher- vestibulärer Läsionen, 52. österreichischer HNO-Kongress 2008
  • Riss D, Arnoldner C, Hickmann S, Brunner M, Loader B, Baumgartner W, Hamzavi J Kontaktverteilung und Sprachverständnis bei CI Patienten – Implikationen für ein neues Elektrodendesign?
    50. Österreichischen HNO-Kongress 2006, 13.-16. September 2006, Klagenfurt
  • Müller C, Loader B, Willinger U, Der Einfluss somatischer und psychischer Faktore für Entstehung bzw. Chronifizierung von Schwindel und Gleichgewichtsstörungen – Zwischenauswertung der Wiener Studie zum Chronischen Schwindel. Jahrestagung Österreichischer Gesellschaft für Neurologie, 2010.
  • Baumgartner WD, Jappel A, Starlinger V, Loader B, Arnoldner C, Gstoettner W Vibrant Soundbridge Chirurgie bei sensorineuraler und kombinierter Hörstörung bei Erwachsenen und Kindern
    81. Jahresversammlung der deutschen Gesellschaft f. HNO Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e.V., 13.-16. Mai 2010, Wiesbaden, Deutschland
  • B. Loader, D. Beicht, P. Franz. Die Reduktion der, mittels Dizziness Handicap Inventory evaluierten, subjektiven Schwindel-Beeinträchtigung durch Tenotomie bei gesichertem Morbus Menière. Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2010, Salzburg.
  • B. Loader, D. Beicht, P. Franz. Die Tenotomie als sichere, langfristig erfolgreiche chirurgische Therapie bei definitivem Morbus Menière. Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2010, Salzburg.
  • B. Loader. Dehiszenz des oberen Bogenganges in der vestibulären Diagnostik, Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2011 (auf Einladung), Wien
  • B. Loader, C. Mittermaier, V. Pflueger, C. Mueller, U. Willinger, M. Herceg. Posturographie und der Trail Making Test als Monitoring Tool bei chronischer Vestibulopathie Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2011, Wien
  • Benjamin Loader, Lisa Klucsarics, Michaela Riedl. Das diabetische Riechvermögen unter Berücksichtigung des nasalen Keimspektrums. Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2011, Wien
  • B. Loader. Dehiszenz des oberen Bogenganges in der vestibulären Diagnostik, Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2011 (auf Einladung), Wien
  • Benjamin Loader, David Beicht, Peter Franz. The long-term reduction of vertigo and subjective dizziness by tenotomy of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles in definite Meniere’s disease. Collegium Otorhinolaryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, Rom 2012
  • Benjamin Loader, Alexandra Kaider, Peter Franz, Malvina Herceg. Alter und Geschlecht als klinischer Stütze in akuter peripherer Vestibulopathie, Österreichischer HNO Kongress, 2012 Sankt Pölten.
  • Benjamin Loader, David Beicht, Peter Franz, Tenotomy in Meniere’s Disease, Polizer Society Meeting, Seoul, South Korea, 2013.
  • Benjamin Loader, Ivo Linauer, Sonja Korkesch, Isabella Krammer-Effenberger, Valerie Zielinski, Nadja Schibany, Alexandra Kaider, Erich Vyskocil4 Dimiter Tscholakoff, Peter Franz, Neurovascular conflict of the cerebellopontine angle. Collegium Otorhinolaryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum,  Istanbul, 2014.
  • Benjamin Loader, Ivo Linauer, Sonja Korkesch, Isabella Krammer-Effenberger, Valerie Zielinski, Nadja Schibany, Alexandra Kaider, Erich Vyskocil, Dimiter Tscholakoff, Peter Franz, Neurovaskuläre Konflikte des Kleinhirnbrückenwinkels und der Vestibularisausfall. Österreichischer HNO-Kongress, Graz, 2014.

 

International Experience

Additional International Training:
  • Primary Health Care: 2002, Hammanskraal Clinic, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ophthalmology: 2001, Pretoria Eye Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Emergency Medicine: 2000, Mamelodi Primary Hospital, Gauteng, South Africa
  • MBChB I: 1997, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

Internationally Presented Lectures:
  • IFOS (Seoul)
  • Politzer Society (Antalya)
  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (Rome, Istanbul)
  • South African ENT 50year Conference (Cape Town)

Medical Teaching

Medical teaching has always been an important part of Dr. Loader’s medical practice.

In Austria he has mentored 5 undergraduate theses and is currently the ENT Teaching coordinator in the Rudolfstiftung Teaching Hospital. He previously led several practical seminars at the Medical University of Vienna and delivered a variety of ENT-based teaching lectures at the same institution as well as lectures on ENT-emergencies for the Austrian Army. Additionally, Dr. Loader has taught audiologists and completed postgraudate training in medical teaching.