Privatklinik Bethanien

PD Dr med Fabian von Knoch

Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, member of FMH

Further accreditations (1)
  • Klinik Pyramide am See

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Hospital (1)

Gelenkzentrum Zürich, Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich

Work Experience


Attending physician and partner, Gelenkzentrum Zürich group practice with Dr. Urs Munzinger, Dr. Jeannette Petrich Munzinger and Dr. Martin Huber

2010 - 2013

Head of knee research, Schulthess Klinik

2009 - 2013

Senior physician and chief senior physician, hip and knee surgery, Schulthess Klinik

2008 - 2009

Harvard William H. Harris Clinical Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, under Prof. A. Freiberg, H. Rubash, H. Malchau

2005 - 2008

Hip and knee surgery, Schulthess Klinik, under Dr. Urs Munzinger

2002 - 2005

Surgical department, Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur
General surgery, under Prof. Dr. A. Leutenegger, Prof. Dr. M. Furrer Intensive care/emergency medicine under PD
Dr. A. Frutiger
Traumatology, under Dr. Christoph Sommer
Orthopaedic surgery, under Dr. Heinz Breiter

2001 - 2002

Harvard Postdoctoral Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


  • Swiss Orthopaedics, SGOT
  • Swiss Medical Association, FMH
  • Member of the ASG Fellows
  • Knee expert group, Swiss Orthopaedics
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, ESSKA
  • European Knee Associates, EKA
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endoprothetik, AE
  • ÄrzteGesellschaft des Kantons Zürich



Certified as orthopaedic surgery in Bermuda

2008 - 2009

Limited Medical License, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Registration in Medicine


Swiss certificate of medical specialism, FMH, orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

2002 - 2007

FMH specialist training, orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system


Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate

1994 - 2001

Degree in Human Medicine, Georg August University of Göttingen


Harvard Visiting Research Elective, Bone & Joint Institute


  • Knee prosthetics including minimally invasive partial prosthesis, total prosthesis and replacement operations
  • Hip prosthesis including minimally invasive techniques and replacement operations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pain following hip and knee prosthesis, including complex revision surgery
  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery for sports injuries and early arthrosis

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