Privatklinik Bethanien

PD Dr med Patrick Vavken

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Work Experience

since 2015

Practice in Zürich
Adjunct Faculty, Division of Sports Medicine/Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

2014 - 2015

Senior physician for shoulder and elbow surgery and traumatology of the upper extremities, Unispital Basel

2013

Senior assistant, Orthopaedic department, UniSpital Basel (Prof. Dr. Dr. V. Valderrabano) and Sports team, Universitätskinderspital beider Basel (Dr. med. C. Camathias)

2010 - 2012

Instructor (Faculty) at the Division of Sports Medicine/Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Lyle Micheli, MD)

2005 - 2012

Resident physician, Orthopaedics/traumatology and fellowship

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Swiss Medical Association, FMH
  • Gesellschaft für Arthroskopie und Gelenkchirurgie, AGA
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie
  • Faculty Member of Harvard Medical School

Education

2015

State doctorate in orthopaedics at the Medical University of Graz on the subject of “Regenerative therapy of the cruciate ligament”
Specialism in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

2008 - 2010

Fellowship, Division of Sports Medicine/Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Lyle Micheli, MD)

2007 - 2009

Master’s degree (part-time) in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London)

2005

Commenced specialist training in Orthopaedics at the Medical University of Vienna (Prof. Dr. med. R. Kotz)

1999 - 2005

Doctorate in Human Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna; completed with thesis

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