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Dr. med. Lukas Ernstbrunner

Lukas Ernstbrunner
Clinical position
Junior Consultant / Shoulder Fellow
Team
Shoulder & elbow
Academic position
Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich
Specialisation

Shoulder surgery
Biomechanics

Honours and awards

  • 2018 Nominated for the National Societies Best Paper Prize (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC-ESSSE)) for Salvage Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Failed Operative Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures in Patients Younger 60 Years. Long-Term Results, L. Ernstbrunner, S. Rahm, A. Suter, M. Imam, S. Catanzaro, C. Gerber
  • 2018 Venel Prize for Clinical Research (Swiss Orthopaedics (SGOT) award for the best clinical scientific work), 2018, for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears Before the Age of 60 Years: Long-Term Results, L. Ernstbrunner, A. Suter, S. Catanzaro, S. Rahm, C. Gerber, SGOT
  • 2018 Best Paper Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (Swiss Orthopaedics (SGOT) award for the best study on shoulder and elbow surgery at the annual congress) for Salvage Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Failed Operative Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures in Patients Younger 60 Years. Long-Term Results, L. Ernstbrunner, S. Rahm, A. Suter, M. Imam, S. Catanzaro, C. Gerber
  • 2018 AGA Shoulder Fellowship for Specialty Trainee (awarded by the German-speaking Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • 2017 Nominated for the Balgrist Scientific Prize – Clinical Studies for Arthroscopic Correction of the Critical Shoulder Angle Through Lateral Acromioplasty: A Safe Adjunct to Rotator Cuff Repair, C. Gerber, S. Catanzaro, M. Betz, L. Ernstbrunner, Balgrist University Hospital, 2018
  • 2017 Paracelsus Scientific Prize, platinum class, from the Paracelsus Medical University
  • 2017 Nominated for the Maurice E. Müller Prize (Swiss Orthopaedics (SGOT) award for the best study on shoulder and elbow surgery at the annual congress) for Longitudinal Observational Study of Delta III Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Dysfunction: Results After 15 Years, L. Ernstbrunner, S. Canonica, S. Catanzaro, C. Gerber, SGOT 2017
  • 2017 In the Top 7 of the University publications ranking for lead authorship at the Salzburg University Hospital and Paracelsus Medical University
  • 2016 Awarded 2nd place in the poster prize at the German Spine Society (DWG), 2016, for (co-author) Eine Studie zur optimierten Planung der postoperativen sagittalen Balance in der Behandlung adulter Deformitäten – Einfluss der Flexibilität der thorakalen Kyphose, S. Decker, M. Mayer, W. Hitzl, A. Hempfing, L. Ernstbrunner, O. Meier, H. Koller, DWG
  • 2016 Nominated for the Best Paper Award of the German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE), 2016, for Arthroscopic versus open iliac crest bone grafting in recurrent anterior shoulder instability with glenoid bone loss: A CT-based quantitative assessment, L. Ernstbrunner, F. Plachel, P. Heuberer, L. Pauzenberger, P. Moroder, H. Resch, W. Anderl, DVSE
  • 2015 and 2016 Paracelsus Scientific Prize, silver class, from the Paracelsus Medical University
  • 2015 Awarded 2nd place in the Arthroscopy Journal Prize for the Best Comparative Study (co-author) for Anterior Shoulder Instability Is Associated with an Underlying Deficiency of the Bony Glenoid Concavity, P. Moroder, L. Ernstbrunner, W. Pomwenger, F. Oberhauser, W. Hitzl, M. Tauber, H. Resch, R. Moroder
  • 2014 Jochen Löhr Prize (German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE) award for the best clinical scientific work (co-author) for Anterior Shoulder Instability Is Associated with an Underlying Deficiency of the Bony Glenoid Concavity, P. Moroder, L. Ernstbrunner, W. Pomwenger, F. Oberhauser, W. Hitzl, M. Tauber, H. Resch, R. Moroder, DVSE 2014
  • 2014 Best USMLE Score, commendation from the Paracelsus Medical University
  • 2014 Max Kade Clinical Clerkship grant from the Austrian American Foundation (AAF)
  • 2013 DVSE-zertifizierte Famulaturreise, elective travel grant from the German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE)
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Medical Excellence performance grant from the Paracelsus Medical University

Graduate

  • Since 2018 Shoulder Fellow / Junior Consultant, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 10/2017 - 02/2018 Physician Scientist - Fast Track programme, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • 07/2015 Clinical elective, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK (Prof. Roger Emery)
  • 06/2015 Clinical elective, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Christian Gerber)
  • 01 - 03/2015 Clinical elective, Emergency Medicine, Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 10/2014 Clinical elective, Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell University, New York City, USA
  • 10/2013 United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE Step 1); in the top 1%
  • 07/2013 Clinical elective, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Charité University Hospitals, Berlin, Germany (Prof. Markus Scheibel)

Academic career

  • 02/2016 - 10/2018 Doctorate at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Christian Gerber)
  • Since 10/2015 PhD in medical sciences, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
  • 10/2015 - 08/2016 Clinical Research Fellowship, Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Christian Gerber)
  • 10/2015 - 08/2016 Basic Science Research Fellowship, Biomechanics laboratory, Balgrist Campus, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Jess Snedeker)
  • 09/2015 Qualified in Medicine (summa cum laude), Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
  • 07/2014 - 11/2014 Basic Science Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Biomechanics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (Prof. Kai-Nan An)
  • 01/2012 - 09/2015 Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria (Prof. Herbert Resch)
  • 09/2010 - 09/2015 Studied medicine at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
  • 10/2009 - 06/2010 Studied nutritional sciences at the University of Vienna, Austria Private University, Salzburg, Austria

Postgraduate

  • Shoulder Fellow / Junior Consultant, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 03/2018 - 11/2018  Specialty trainee, Traumatology (Class 1), Cantonal Hospital, Baden, Switzerland
  • 08/2016 - 02/2018 Specialty trainee, Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 10/2015 - 07/2016 Research, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

Major sports medicine functions

  • Since 2017 Team doctor, Grasshopper Club, Zurich (Swiss Super League football)

Memberships

  • Since 2018 guest member, Committee for Shoulder Osteoarthritis of the German-speaking Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • Since 2017 Junior member of Swiss Orthopaedics (SGOT)
  • Since 2014 German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE)
  • Since 2013 German-speaking Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)

Publications

Books and chapters

  • Ski touring; in Injury and health risk management in sports - A handbook for decision-making L. Ernstbrunner, M. Imam, S. Fröhlich; Springer
  • Canyoning; in Injury and health risk management in sports - A handbook for decision-making L. Ernstbrunner, M. Imam, S. Fröhlich; Springer
  • Jumping sports; in Injury and health risk management in sports - A handbook for decision-making J. R. Delaloye, J. Murar, L. Ernstbrunner; Springer
  • Role of BMAC in Tendinitis or Tendon Pathology; in Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate S. Horriat, M. Imam, L. Ernstbrunner, R. Gupta; Bentham eBooks

Appointments

We are happy to arrange appointments for Tuesday and Friday.

+41 44 386 30 12
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You can reach us as follows:
Monday - Friday
08.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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Working in his own private practice with consulting rooms at Balgrist University Hospital:
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PD Dr. Karl Wieser and his team ensure first-class diagnosis and treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems in patients of all ages, and are especially attuned to the needs of both recreational and elite athletes.

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