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KD Dr. med. Thomas Böni

Thomas Böni
Clinical position
Head of Technical and Neuro-Orthopedics
Senior Consultant
Medical Consultant for Scoliosis
Technical und Neuro-Orthopedics, Consiliar
Academic position
Klinischer Dozent at the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Medicine

Technical orthopedics
Foot problems in diabetics
Amputation surgery
Stump revision
Treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system
Conservative therapy for spinal abnormalities
Mummy research

German, English, French, Italian

Honors and awards

  • Honorary Member of the Swiss Association of Shoemakers and Orthopaedic Shoemakers

Academic career

  • 2011 Clinical Lecturer, Medical Faculty der University of Zurich
  • 1986 Qualified as Doctor of Medicine at the University of Zurich
  • 1984 Medical state examination at the University of Zurich
  • 1977 - 1984 Medical degree at the University of Zurich


  • 1992 Specialist doctor FMH in Orthopaedic Surgery


  • SSOMV (Swiss Association of Shoemakers and Orthopaedic Shoemakers) 2001- Honorary Member
  • ISPO (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics) 2000 Ordinary Member 2001- Vice-President, Secretary ISPO Switzerland 2004 President ISPO
  • International Intradiscal Therapy Society and International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery 1994- Ordinary Member
  • EMH (Editores Medicorum Helveticorum) Schweiz. Aerzteverlag AG 1998- Guest editor
  • SGS (Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery) 2000 Founder Member
  • Expert Group of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics on the Spinal Column 1999- Member
  • Expert Group of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics on Rehabilitation 1999- Member
  • Swiss Society for the study of the 18th Century 1991 Founder Member
  • SGGMN (Swiss Society of the History of Medicine and Sciences) 1985- Ordinary Member
  • SGA (Swiss Society for Anthropology) 1995- Ordinary Member
  • Working Group for Clinical Paleopathology at the University of Zurich 1993- Founder and Leader of the Working Group
  • AGHAS (Swiss Historical Anthropology Working Group) 1992 Ordinary Member 1993- Member of the Board
  • Union of Specialist Surgical Businesses in Switzerland 1994- Member of the Union Editorial Board
  • ZGO (Zurich Society of Orthopaedics) 1997- Member of the Board
  • APO (Swiss Prosthetics and Orthotics Working Group) 1996 Member of the Board
  • SGOT (Swiss Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology) 1993 Ordinary Member 1994- Member of the Board: Actuary, Editor of the SGO Bulletin
  • FMH (Swiss Medical Federation) 1998 Member of the Editorial Board, Swiss Medical Journal

Disclosure of outside professional activities and interests

  • Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich: Deputy director


Secretariat Technical Orthopedics
+41 44 386 36 03
+41 44 386 36 09

Spine surgery

The spine is a key component of the human body and spine surgery is correspondingly important at Balgrist University Hospital. The experienced surgical team led by Prof. Mazda Farshad specialise in the entire spectrum of treatment for diseases and injuries of the spinal column, providing patients with optimal support.

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