Work Experience

since 2022

Independent practice, “Back clinic & traumatology”, Privatklinik Bethanien 

2016 - 2021

Director and chief physician, Department for orthopaedics and emergency surgery,
Spine centre, Endoprosthesis maximum-care centre, Supraregional trauma centre, Geriatric trauma centre, Schwarzwald-Baar Hospital, Villingen-Schwenningen, Academic Teaching Hospital, University of Freiburg, Germany

2008 - 2016

Deputy clinic director and chief physician, Department for traumatology, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. HP. Simmen)
Spine centre, University of Zürich
Geriatric trauma centre, Universitätsspital Zürich 

2008

Fellowship, spinal surgery, Department for neurosurgery (Prof. R. Apfelbaum) and foot surgery, Department for orthopaedics (Prof. C. Saltzman), University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, USA (Visiting Associate Professor)

2007

Fellowship, Orthopaedics, Universitätsklinik Balgrist (Prof. C. Gerber)

2002 - 2007

Senior physician, Traumatology department, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. O. Trentz)

2005

Fellowship, spinal surgery, Orthopaedics department, Universitätsklinik Balgrist (Prof. N. Boos)

2004

Fellowship, spinal surgery, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Murnau (Prof. V. Bühren & Prof. R. Beisse)

2000 - 2002

Resident physician, Traumatology department, Universitätspital Zürich (Prof. O. Trentz)

1999 - 2000

Resident physician, Department for surgery, Universitätsklinik Lübeck, Germany (Prof. H.P. Bruch)

1997 - 1999

Resident physician, Department for surgery, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. F. Largiadèr)

1995 - 1997

Resident physician, Surgery, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany

Memberships

  • Swiss Orthopaedics, SO
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, SGC
  • Schweizer Gesellschaft für Traumatologie und Versicherungsmedizin, SGTV
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Notfall- und Rettungsmedizin, SGNOR
  • AO Trauma Switzerland (member of the board 2002-2015)
  • AO Spine
  • Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft, DWG
  • Spine working group of the DGOU
  • European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery, ESTES
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie, DGOU
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, DGU
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie, DGOOC
  • Berufsverband für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, BVOU
  • German Society of Surgery, DGCH
  • Deutsche Assoziation für Fuß und Sprunggelenk, D.A.F.
  • Ärztegesellschaft des Kantons Zürich, AGZ

Education

2021

Interdisciplinary focus on spinal surgery (SGNC and SO) 

2013

Certificate of Advanced Sciences, Systemic Management in Healthcare, University of St. Gallen, HSG

2011

Interdisciplinary focus on clinical emergency medicine (SGNOR) 

2009

Titular professor, University of Zürich

2007

Specialism in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system 

2005

Focus on special emergency surgery (Bayerische Landesärztekammer, Germany)

2004

Certified European Trauma Surgeon (EBSQ Trauma)

2002

State doctorate and Venia Legendi, University of Zürich, Privatdozent

2000

Specialism in surgery 

1997

Doctorate in Human Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

1988 - 1995

Degree in Human Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA; University of Zürich, Switzerland 

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