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Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Dreher

Thomas Dreher
Clinical position
Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics
Academic position
Professor
Specialisation

Pediatric hip surgery
Deformities
Neuro-orthopaedics
Foot deformities
Limb extension

Languages
German, English, French

Academic career

Academic career

  • 12/2016 Appointed supernumerary professor, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 04/2014 Appointed lecturer in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 05/2007 Doctoral dissertation (Dr. med.), Heidelberg University, Germany (magna cum laude)

Clinical

  • Since 09/2018 Senior Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Zurich University Children’s Hospital, Eleonor Foundation, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Chief of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 11/2017 Additional qualification ‘Advanced Trauma Surgery’
  • 04/2017 Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic, Neuro-orthopaedic and Foot Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany
  • 08/2015 Head of Paediatric Neuro-orthopaedics and Clinical Motion Analysis, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany
  • 01/2015 Additional qualification ‘Paediatric Orthopaedics’
  • 07/2013 Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany (Prof. Ewerbeck), Section for Paediatric Orthopaedic and Foot Surgery, consultant responsible for Paediatric Neuro-orthopaedics 2013: Medical head of Motion Analysis, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany
  • 06/2013 Specialist in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
  • 2010 Specialty trainee on rotation at the BG Hospital (Trauma Centre), Ludwigshafen, Germany (Prof. Grützner)
  • 2007 - 2013: Specialty trainee, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany (Prof. Ewerbeck, Prof. Gerner) 

University degree

  • 05/2007 State final examinations (Baden-Württemberg), Heidelberg University, Germany

Studies

  • 2000-2007 Studied medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 2006-2007 Final year electives: Basel (Paediatric Orthopaedics, Prof. Hefti, Prof. Brunner, Prof. Hasler), Karlsbad-Langensteinbach (Spine Surgery, Prof. Harms)

Postgraduate

  • 2010 Specialty trainee on rotation at the BG Accident Hospital, Ludwigshafen, Germany (Prof. Grützner)
  • 2007 - 2013: Specialty trainee, Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany (Prof. Ewerbeck, Prof. Gerner)

Member of the Board

  • European Society for Motion Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC)
  • Cerebral palsy working group, Germany

Fellowships

  • July - August 2014 Travelling Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Gillette Children’s Hospital (Tom Novacheck, MD), St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Shriners Hospital for Children (Jon R. Davids, MD), Sacramento, California, USA
  • Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children (Prof. Freeman Miller, MD), Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Memberships

  • European Pediatric Orthopedic Society (EPOS)
  • Pediatric orthopedic Association (VKO)
  • European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children (ESMAC)
  • Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • German Association for Motion Analysis and Clinical Application (G-A-M-M-A)
  • German Society of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy (BSSCP)
  • Botulinum toxin working group
  • Cerebral palsy working group

Scientific projects

  • Electromagnetic tracking with correction osteotomies in pediatric orthopedics
  • Aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of gait disorders and deformities in children
  • Gait disorders in children with neurogenic diseases (cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease)
  • 3D gait and foot analysis using diagnostic tools
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip, congenital conditions affecting the hip
  • Equinocavus deformities
  • Inflammation in arthritis and deformities

Reviewer and editorial board activities

Editor in Chief

  • Gait & Posture (IF: 2.347)

Editorial Board

  • Journal of Children’s Orthopedics (IF: 1.092)

Reviewer

  • Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (IF: 3.116)
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (IF: 3.897)
  • Research and Developmental Disabilities (IF: 1.630)
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (IF: 1.739)
  • PLoS ONE (IF: 3.531)
  • International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research (IF: 3.906)
  • Scientific World Journal (IF: 1.219)
  • Der Orthopäde (IF: 0.665)

Appointments

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

Infant consultation with ultrasound on Thursday afternoon.

+41 44 386 30 91
+41 44 386 16 66
Email

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