Schmerzklinik Basel

Prof. Dr. med. Frank-Martin Häcker

Specialist in paediatric surgery, FEAPU, member of the FMH


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Hospital (1)
Schmerzklinik Basel
Hirschgässlein 11-15
4010 Basel


Specialised consultation hours for chest wall deformities
Clinical work in the entire field of paediatric surgery, specialising in paediatric urology

Work Experience

2008 - 2017

Head physician and deputy head physician, University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Basel (CH)

2007 - 2017

Development and management of specialisation in thoracic wall deformities at UKBB

2005 - 2017

Head of paediatric urology at UKBB


Visiting professor Hospital Privado de Ninos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011 - 2013

Head a.i. of paediatric surgery at UKBB in the dual management system


Visiting professor Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk/VA, USA

2003 - 2007

Specialist in Paediatric Surgery at the UKBB, Prof. Mayr

2000 - 2003

Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the UKBB, Prof. von Schweinitz

1999 - 2000

Clinic for General and Paediatric Surgery, Stadtklinik Baden-Baden (D), Prof. Berger

1991 - 1999

Research assistant, Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital Tübingen (D), Prof. Schweizer


  • Swiss Society for Paediatric Surgery
  • Swiss Association for Paediatric Urology (SwissPU)
  • Federatio Medicorum Helvetcorum (FMH)
  • Basel Medical Society
  • German Society for Paediatric Surgery
  • German Society for Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric Urology Working Group of the German Society for Paediatric Surgery
  • Southern German Society for Paediatric Surgery
  • European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU)
  • European Pediatric Surgical Association (EUPSA)
  • Chest Wall International Group (CWIG)
  • IPEG (International Pediatric Endosurgery Group)


2007: Poster Award of the German Society for Paediatric Surgery 2007
2011: Best Article Award JCAM 2011
2012: Poster award UKBB Research Day 2012



Fellow of the European Association of Pediatric Urology (FEAPU)


Advanced course Videosurgery in Pediatric Urology


Masterclass in subureteral deflux injection


Pediatric operative laparoscopy


Specialist in paediatric surgery


State examination

1983 - 1990

Studied human medicine at the Universities of Bochum and Tübingen (Germany)


Studied musicology at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau


since 2005

Paediatric surgery subject teaching/interactive case presentation for the 6th year course

since 2002

Lectures on paediatric visceral surgery in the gastroenterology block and paediatric urology in the kidney and urinary tract block

since 2000

Regular teaching in paediatric surgery for nursing staff (operating theatre staff, intensive care, Basel Health Education Centre)

2014 - 2017

Invited faculty Advanced Pectus Course, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix/USA

2011 - 2016

Invited faculty Annual Pectus Course, Norfolk/USA


Titular professorship for paediatric surgery

2008 - 2013

Major Clinical Medicine 2nd year course Bachelor Paediatric Surgery Noftall & "Fast-track" Paediatric Surgery

2000 - 2009

Case presentation - bedside teaching for the 4th year course



1992 - 1999

Student teaching at the bedside (weekly internships), University of Tübingen


1992: Dissertation "Sonographic spleen sizing: Diagnostic value in lymphoma of the spleen"
2007: Habilitation "Molecular biology and molecular genetics in Wilms' tumour"
Current book chapters:
2016: Non-surgical treatment for pectus excavatum and carinatum. In : Kolvekar SK, Pilegaard HK: Chest wall deformities and corrective procedures. Springer International Publishing Switzerland
2017: The vacuum bell treatment. In: Saxena A: Chest wall deformities. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
2017: Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in paediatrics and paediatric surgery. In: Handbook of the German Society for Paediatric Infectiology, 7th edition. Thieme-Verlag Stuttgart

Publication list via Pubmed

  • Reviewer activities for scientific journals:
  • Editorial consultant, European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Reviewer, World Journal of Urology
  • Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Urology
  • Reviewer, the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Pediatrics
  • Reviewer, German Medical Journal

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