Prof. h.c. PD Dr. med. Matthias Steinwachs

///Prof. h.c. PD Dr. med. Matthias Steinwachs
Prof. h.c. PD Dr. med. Matthias Steinwachs2018-03-22T11:41:01+00:00

Specialist in orthopaedics, trauma and sports medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System, FMH

+41 44 205 52 00
steinwachs@first-zurich.ch

Specialism

Joint-preserving knee surgery, knee traumatology, sports medicine, orthobiology, cartilage regeneration

Training and CV

Since 2017
Partner and founder at FIRST with private medical practice

Since 2014
SportClinic Zurich Hirslanden

2007 – 2014
Head physician for orthobiology and cartilage regeneration, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich

2008
Certification as a specialist in orthopaedics, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg

2006
Certification to practise sports medicine, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg

2003 – 2007
Appointed as the medical director in the Cartilage Transplantation Section at Freiburg University Hospital

1997 – 2003
Senior physician, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Freiburg University Hospital

1997
Certification as a specialist in orthopaedics, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg

1992 – 1997
Specialist training in orthopaedics at the Orthopaedic Clinic, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany

1983 – 1990
Studied Medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen, Germany

Academic Career

2006
Appointment as an honorary professor, Institute of Sports Medicine, Beijing University

2005
Appointment as a lecturer and awarded the Venia lengendi for orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg

2004
Post-doc in orthopaedics under Prof. Reichelt, University of Freiburg

1998 – 2007
Head of the Cartilage Research Group, Valley TEC Freiburg, Freiburg University Hospital

1992
Doctorate at the Centre of Pharmacology and Toxicology under Prof. Kahl, University of Göttingen, Germany

Other appointments

Since 2013
Member of the Swiss knee experts group (EGK) at the SGOT

Since 2013
Chairman of the cartilage committee at the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)

Since 2013
Appointment as an AGA instructor

2012
Appointment to the Accredited ESSKA Teaching Centre for Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

2008
Member of the experts’ committee on cell therapy at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), London & Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), Langen

Since 2005
Member of the Reg. Med. experts’ committee, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin

Professional memberships

  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DGOU)
  • German Association of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology (DVOST)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SGOT)
  • Zurich Medical Association (AGZ)

Teaching

Since 1997
Teaching Orthopaedics at the University of Freiburg

Since 2013
Teaching Orthopaedics at the University of Basel

Since 2013
Teaching at the ETH Zurich