Professor of Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery / Head, Foot & Ankle Center, University Hospital, Dresden
Studies: 1989-1996 Study of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany. 1991 DAAD Scholarship to University College Cork, Rep. of Ireland. 1993-1995 Electives/internships abroad: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia; Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Sucre, Bolivia; Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA and Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA 1997 Doctoral Thesis (in Physiology), University of Leipzig, Germany; 2006 Habilitation (PhD Thesis) and Associate Professor in Traumatology, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität (TU) Dresden; 1998 Pisani Travel Fellowship of the German Foot and Ankle Society (D.A.F.) to Torino, Italy 2010 Travel Fellowship (Foot & Ankle Surgery) of AO Germany to Seattle (Harborview) and Tampa (Orthopaedic Trauma Service), USA.
Honors/Awards: 2005 AE Scientific Award (German Society for Arthroplasty); 2005-15 Outstanding Paper Award, Poster Prizes at conferences in Singapore, Germany, United States, Canada, Czech Republic; 2006 Honorary Member, AO Alumni Association Venezuela; 2015 Honorary Member, Czech Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ČSOT); 2015 Corresponding Member, Colombian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SCCOT); 2016 Stromeyer Medal Award of the German Trauma Society (DGU) for the best German book in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery; 2016 Visiting Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; 2017 Visiting Professor, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea; 2017 Honorary Member, Indian Foot & Ankle Society (IFAS); 2017 Permanent Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; 2018 Innovation Prize of the German Trauma Society (DGU).
Other Academic Positions / Activities
AO Trauma Faculty Member since 2000, Course Chairman in Davos, Muttenz (Switzerland), Innsbruck (Austria), Dresden (Germany), Vilnius (Lithuania)
2011-2019: Member of the AO Foot & Ankle Expert Group
since 2015: Member of the AO Foot & Ankle Education Task Force
since 2008: 3rd Vice President, German Foot and Ankle Society (D. A. F.)
2013-2016 President, German Society of Biomaterials (DGBM)
2009-2015: Vice-Chair, 2015-2016 Chair, AG Fuß (Foot & Ankle Task Force), German Trauma Society (DGU)
2010-2015: Council Member of the German Trauma Society (DGU) and the German Orthopaedic and Trauma Societies (DGOU)
since 2011 International Member, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)