About Me

Education

  • 2000-2006 Medical University of Vienna
  • 2006-2007 Orthopedic outpatient clinic at the Military Hospital Vienna, and orthopedic training practice
  • 2007 Training in general surgery with emphasis on hand surgery and nerve repair with Prof. Dr. H. Millesi (Wr. Privatklinik)
  • 2008-2009 Training in orthopedic surgery at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  • 2009-2013 Training in orthopedic surgery with emphasis on pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising
  • 2014 Fellowship at the Boston Children´s Hospital, USA (Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program)
  • Guest visits in various renowned pediatric orthopedic clinics (e.g. Münster, Geneva, St. Petersburg)
  • DFP-Diploma (Austrian Medical Chamber)
  • EPOS Diploma (European Pediatric Orthopedic Society)
  • Certified Hand Surgeon (Austrian Medical Chamber, 2016)
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (2018)

Work Experience

 

  • May 2016: Promotion to Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery (Medical University Vienna)
  • Since 2013: Attending surgeon at the Pediatric Orthopedic Department of the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising
  • Clinical focus: Pediatric orthopedics and surgery of the hand and upper limb
  • Pediatric hand and upper limb, and pediatric sports-medicine outpatient consultant at the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising

Further Medical Occupations

 

  • Board Member of the Austrian Society of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member Future Committee for Congenital Hand Malformations of the Austrian Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • EPOS Educational Committee, Upper Limb Study Group Chair
  • EPOS Reading Committee Member
  • Teaching obligations at the Medical University of Vienna
  • Peer-reviewing for several international orthopedic journals
  • Editorial Board Member  „Medicine“ (IF 2.028), „Journal of Children´s Orthopaedics (IF 1.092)“ and „BMC Muskuloskeletal Disorders (IF 1.998)“

Awards and Fellowships

 

  • Travel fellowship of the German-speaking Pediatric Orthopedic Society (VKO) 2013
  • “Theodor-Billroth” Scientific Award of the Austrian Medical Board 2013
  • Scientific Award of the German-speaking Pediatric Orthopedic Society (VKO) 2016
  • OMI Visiting Professorship (American Austrian Foundation) 2016
  • EPOS Traveling Fellowship 2017

Memberships

 

  • Austrian Society of Orthopedic Surgery (ÖGO)
  • Austrian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ÖGH)
  • German-speaking Pediatric Orthopedic Society (VKO)
  • German Foot and Ankle Society (D.A.F.)
  • European Pediatric Orthopedic Society (EPOS)
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)
  • Science of Variation Study Group
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Young International Member)

Private

 

  • Born in Vienna
  • Married, father of a son

Publications

 

Presentations (Extract)

 

  • Ulnocarpale Beschwerden und Madelung’sche Deformität bei Jugendlichen. 50. Symposium der DAH, Zürich. 9/2009
  • Der Pollex flexus congenitus und kindliche Tumoren der Hand. 47. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Graz. 10/2009
  • Ergebnisse der offenen Reposition bei der Behandlung der Hüftluxation in den ersten Lebensjahren. 47. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Graz. 10/2009
  • Hüftendoprothetik im jungen Erwachsenenalter als Folge von Hüfterkrankungen im Säuglings- und Kindesalter. 47. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Graz. 10/2009
  • Correction of Angular Deformities of the Lower Extremity with 8-plate – A Retrospective Analysis. 8th CEOC Meeting, Pécs. 6/2010
  • Developmental Dislocation of the Hip: Comparison of Early Treatment versus Late Open Reduction and Pelvic Osteotomy. 8th CEOC Meeting, Pécs. 6/2010
  • The neurogenic Flatfoot – Functional results after surgery. 8th CEOC Meeting, Pécs. 6/2010
  • Multiple Hereditäre Exostosenerkrankung. 48. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Linz. 10/2010
  • Wachstumsprognostik und operative Therapiemöglichkeiten im Kniegelenksbereich bei Hochwuchs. ÖGO-Jahrestagung, Linz. 9/2011
  • Achskorrektur bei idiopathischen Genua vara oder valga – Arthroseprävention oder nur kosmetischer Eingriff? ÖGO-Symposium, Salzburg. 3/2012
  • Guided Growth in Children with Skeletal Dysplasias. 3rd Int. Workshop on Growth Plate Research, Wien. 7/2012
  • Pathomorphologic Findings of Wrist Arthroscopy in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Wrist Pain. AAOS Annual Meeting, Chicago. 3/2013
  • Wrist Arthroscopy in Children and Adolescents. 7th Alpine Workshop on Malformation of the Upper Extremity and Hand, Obergurgl. 4/2013
  • Distraction Osteogenesis in Radial Longitudinal Deficiency. 7th Alpine Workshop on Malformation of the Upper Extremity and Hand, Obergurgl. 4/2013
  • A unique case of temporary epiphysiodesis in an adolescent patient with ulnocarpal impaction syndrome. 7th Alpine Workshop on Malformation of the Upper Extremity and Hand, Obergurgl. 4/2013
  • Das schmerzhafte Handgelenk im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Kongresstage Orthopädie der Vinzenz-Gruppe, Wien. 11/2013
  • Rezidive nach Korrektur von Achsfehlstellungen mittels temporärer Hemiepiphysiodese. 28. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie, Bonn. 3/2014
  • Radiologische Ergebnisse nach Unterarm-Verlängerungen bei Radiusdysplasie. 55. Symposium der DAH, Bad Ischl. 5/2014
  • Fehlbildungen der Hand. ÖGO-Ausbildungsseminar Kinderorthopädie, Wien. 11/2014
  • Akute und chronische Knochen- und Gelenksinfektionen. ÖGO-Ausbildungsseminar Kinderorthopädie, Wien. 11/2014
  • Is there a role for conservative treatment in pediatric trigger thumb? A systematic review. 34. EPOS Meeting, Marseille. 4/2015
  • Radiographic Criteria for Undergoing an Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy in Madelung Deformity: A Long-Term Experience from a Single Institution. 34. EPOS Meeting, Marseille. 4/2015
  • Radiographic Criteria for Undergoing an Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy in Madelung Deformity: A Long-Term Experience from a Single Institution. World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb, Rotterdam. 5/2015
  • Mit ECF erwachsen werden – Was ist zu erwarten? Deutscher Kongress für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Berlin. 10/2015
  • Angeborene Fehlbildungen (M. Madelung, Radioulnare Synostose, Radiusköpfchenluxation, Radiusaplasie) – Muss man alles operieren? Deutscher Kongress für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Berlin. 10/2015
  • Prävalenz von Gonarthrose nach Elmslie-Trillat-Verfahren bei rezidivierender Patellaluxation: Eine Langzeit-Nachuntersuchung. ÖGO – Jahrestagung, Wien. 10/2015
  • Dynamische Kniegelenksbelastung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Genua valga: Ergebnisse nach operativer Achskorrektur. 30. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie, München. 3/2016
  • Rettungseingriffe am kindlichen Handgelenk bei fortgeschrittenem Morbus Kienböck. ÖGH-Frühjahrsklausurtagung, Graz. 3/2016
  • Dynamic Knee Joint Loading in Children and Adolescents with Idiopathic Genua Valga: The Results Following Surgical Correction of Axial Malalignment. 35. EPOS Meeting, Rom. 4/2016
  • Prenatal Development and Classification of Hand and Upper Limb Malformations. OMI Satellite Symposium, St. Petersburg. 9/2016
  • The Painful Pediatric Wrist. OMI Satellite Symposium, St. Petersburg. 9/2016
  • Surgical Treatment of Upper Limb Problems in Spasticity. 4th EPOS-EFORT BAT Instructional Course Triology – Part III, Paediatric Orthopaedics Basic II, Wien. 3/2017
  • Congenital Malformations of the Shoulder Girdle.  4th EPOS-EFORT BAT Instructional Course Triology – Part III, Paediatric Orthopaedics Basic II, Wien. 3/2017
  • Congenital Malformations of the Elbow, Forearm and Wrist. 4th EPOS-EFORT BAT Instructional Course Triology – Part III, Paediatric Orthopaedics Basic II, Wien. 3/2017
  • Surgical Treatment of Syndactyly and Polydactyly. 4th EPOS-EFORT BAT Instructional Course Triology – Part III, Paediatric Orthopaedics Basic II, Wien. 3/2017
  • Distal Humeral Flexion-Osteotomy For the Treatment of Supracondylar Extension-Type Malunions in Children. 4th European Symposium on Pediatric Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation, Paris. 6/2017
  • Long-Term Outcomes After Arthroscopic Debridement of the TFCC in Adolescents. 4th European Symposium on Pediatric Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation, Paris. 6/2017