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Dr. med. Sandro Hodel

Sandro Hodel
Clinical position
Junior Consultant
Foot & Ankle

Lower extremity

German, English, French

Honors and awards

  • 2021 Nominee Maurice E Muller Award swissorthopedics
  • 2020/2021 Balgrist Science Award best clinical paper
  • 2020 Harold Vasey Award (best written state examination)


  • 2021 Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • 2015 Awarded degree of Doctor of Medicine, «Demographic analysis of patients with osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma from one single sarcoma center in Switzerland», University of Zurich
  • 2014 State Examination in Human Medicine, University of Zurich
  • 2008 – 2014 Medical studies at the University of Fribourg and Zurich

Continuing professional development

  • 2021 AGA advanced Arthroscopy Course Arosa
  • 2020 IELTS academic
  • 2020 GCP I-III
  • 2020 AO Trauma Advanced Course for Surgical Fracture Treatment, Davos
  • 2017 Expert course, Lucerne
  • 2016 BAG approved radiation protection course


2021 – 2022 Research Fellowship Balgrist Campus
2019 – 2020 Cantonal Hospital Baden (PD Eid)
2017 – 2019 Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. Dr. med. M. Farshad)
2015 – 2017 Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (Prof. Babst, Prof. Beck)

Degrees / Diplomas

  • 2021 Specialist in orthopedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system
  • 2015 Doctorate medical faculty University of Zurich


  • 2021 Research Fellowship Balgrist Campus, Research in Orthopedic Computer Science (ROCS)


  • 2021 Support of the Balgrist Science Fund by EFORT Foundation Visiting Fellowship (Medacta ©, Switzerland) 24'000 CHF (Grant-ID: 2020-30 - (904)) 
  • 2020 Support of the Balgrist Science Fund by (Zimmer ©, Germany) 15'000 CHF (Grant-ID: 2867)


  • SGOT-SSOT (Swiss Orthopaedics)

Scientific projects

  • Tibiofemoral kinematics
  • Reconstructive knee surgery

Reviewer and editorial board activities

  • AJSM, BMC musculoskeletal, EJOT



We are happy to arrange appointments on site or virtually for Tuesday and Thursday.

+41 44 386 12 82
+41 44 386 12 99

You can reach us as follows:
Monday until Friday
8.30 a.m.–12 noon
1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Foot and ankle surgery

PD Dr Stephan Wirth and his team specialize in diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle. These include sporting injuries and the complications that may follow. Thanks to intensive research work, surgical techniques at Balgrist University Hospital are constantly being developed, and their success reflected by the continuing improvement in results.

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