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Dr. med. Roland Camenzind

Roland Camenzind
Clinical position
Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Shoulder & Elbow
Academic position
Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich
German, French, English

Honors and awards

  • 2019: Nomination Balgrist Science Award, category basic and translational science
  • 2018: Maurice E. Müller prize for basic research awarded by Swiss Orthopaedics
  • 2018: AGA Mitek shoulder arthroscopy fellowship
  • 2018: Stipend from Swiss Orthopaedics
  • 2017: Nominated for Balgrist scientific prize, category basic and translational science


  • 2017: Specialist in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery of the musculoskeletal system
  • 2011: Awarded Doctor of Medicine, University of Basel
  • 2010: State final examinations in medicine, University of Basel



  • Since January 2021: Consultant Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Dr. med. M. Farshad)
  • Januar 2020 – Oktober 2020: Consultant, Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Bürgerspital Solothurn (PD Dr. med. N. Helmy)
  • January 2019 – December 2019: Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Dr. med. M. Farshad)

Junior Consultant

  • July 2016 – December 2016: Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Bürgerspital, Solothurn (Dr. Näder Helmy)

Specialty trainee

  • July 2017 – December 2017: Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Christian Gerber & Prof. Mazda Farshad)
  • January 2015 – December 2016: Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Bürgerspital Solothurn (Dr. Näder Helmy)
  • January – December 2014: Specialty trainee, Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Christian Gerber)
  • August 2011 – July 2013: Department of Orthopaedics, Cantonal Hospital, Lucerne (Dr. Martin Beck)

Scientific worker

  • February 2011 – July 2011: Cardiology, Basel University Hospital (Dr. David Conen)

Major sports medicine functions

  • 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 season: Grasshopper Club, Zurich (Swiss Super League football)


  • November – December 2020: Fellowship Elbow Surgery, Prof. Dr. med. L. Müller & PD Dr. med. K. Wegmann, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
  • January 2018 – December 2018: Clinical Fellow, AGA-Mitek Fellowship 2018, General Hospital, Alps Surgery Institute, Annecy, France (Dr. Laurent Lafosse)
  • November 2017: Visiting Fellow, Biomechanics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA (Augustus Mazzocca, MD)
  • January 2017 – June 2017: Research Fellow, Biomechanics, Balgrist Campus, Zürich (Prof. Jess Gerrit Snedeker)
  • July 2016 Visiting Fellow, Sports Orthopaedics, Rechts der Isar Hospital, Munich Technical University (Prof. Andreas Imhoff)
  • August – December 2013: Research Fellow, Biomechanics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Jess Gerrit Snedeker)


  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Swiss Orthopaedics)
  • DVSE German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Swiss Medical Society (FMH)
  • Swiss Society of Hospital Doctors (VSAO)
  • Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)

Reviewer and editorial board activities

  • American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)
  • Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Shoulder & Elbow (SAE)
  • Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research (OTSR)
  • European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (EJOST)



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

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

Appointments PD Dr. med. Karl Wieser
+41 44 386 30 12
+41 44 386 30 09

Appointments Prof. Dr. med. Christian Gerber
+41 44 386 30 06

Shoulder and elbow surgery

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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