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PD Dr. med. Samy Bouaicha

Samy Bouaicha
Clinical position
Senior Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Shoulder & Elbow
Academic position
Privatdozent, Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich

Shoulder surgery
Sports medicine

German, English, French

Honors and awards

  • 2017 ASG Travelling Fellowship
  • 2011 Academic scholarship stipend from the Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • 2018 Certificate in systemic management in healthcare HSG
  • 2015 Awarded the Venia legendi [highest teaching award] for Orthopaedics, University of Zurich
  • 2010 Specialist (FMH) in Sports Medicine (SGSM)
  • 2010 Federal qualification as Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal system (FMH)
  • 2008 Certified Medical Expert (SIM)
  • 2006 Certificate as Qualified Radiation Protection Officer (PSI, Villigen)
  • 2004 Basic examination in Surgery
  • 2004 Awarded degree as Doctor of Medicine (University of Zurich)
  • 2003 State medical finals examinations (University of Zurich)
  • 1997 Matura [matriculation for university entrance] Type C / Glarus


  • Since June 2018 Senior Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (Prof. M. Farshad)
  • October 2015 - May 2018 Consultant Elbow and Shoulder end Elbow Surgery (Prof. C. Gerber)
  • September 2012 - August 2015 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sports Traumatology, Department of Trauma Surgery, Zurich University Hospital (Prof. H.-P. Simmen)
  • August 2011 - July 2012 Clinical Fellow, Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery and Athletic Injuries, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (W.D. Regan, MD)
  • August 2010 - July 2011 Research Associate Department of Trauma Surgery, Zurich University Hospital (Prof. H.-P. Simmen/Prof. C.M.L. Werner)
  • January 2009 - June 2010 Orthopaedic Resident Orthopédie Hôpital Cantonal Fribourg (Prof. E. Gautier)
  • March 2006 - December 2008 Orthopaedic Resident University of Zurich, Balgrist (Prof. C. Gerber)
  • September 2004 - February 2006 Resident General Orthopaedic Surgery Spital Interlaken (Dr. A. Kohler)
  • February 2004 - June 2004 Army Physician Payerne and Fribourg


  • Swiss Medical Association FMH
  • Swiss Orthopaedics SGOT
  • Medical Association of the Canton of Zurich AGZ
  • Swiss Society of Sports Medicine SGSM
  • Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery AGA
  • AO Trauma Switzerland (Instructor)
  • Swiss Association of Tactical Medicine SVTM

Scientific projects

  • Influence of the scapular morphology on degenerative shoulder disease, frozen shoulder, arthroscopy simulation (ArthroBox)

Other activities

  • Deputy Head of Elective Studies in Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zurich University Hospital
  • Advice/Instruction of police and military staff in medical matters


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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