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Arnd Viehöfer
PD Dr. med. dipl. - Phys.

Arnd Viehöfer

Senior Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgery
German, English, French

Academic position

Private lecturer, lecturer at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich


Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery

Honors and awards

  • 2015: Balgrist Scientific Award


2017 Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System
2011 Awarded degree of Doctor of Medicine (Die molekulare Zusammensetzung der extrazellulären Matrix des Lig. iliolumbale des Menschen [The molecular composition of the extracellular matrix of the human iliolumbar ligament]), LMU, University of Munich
2002–2009 Medical Studies, RWTH, Aachen, Germany


2002–2009 Medicine, RWTH Aachen, Germany
2000–2003 Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Continuing professional development

2023 Course Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) of the foot
2014 GCP course
2014 Expert examiner course, Basel
2012 Radiation protection course
2011 ATLS, Student course, Basel
2010 AO Advanced Trauma course for the surgical treatment of fractures, Davos
2006 AO basic course for the surgical treatment of fractures, Davos

Professional career

Since 2023 Senior Consultant, Balgrist University Hospital
2017–2023 Consultant, Balgrist University Hospital
01/2016–01/2017 Specialty Trainee, Orthopaedics, Cantonal Hospital, Baden
06/2013–12/2015 Specialty Trainee, Balgrist University Hospital
06/2012–05/2013 Research Assistant, Biomechanics Laboratory, Balgrist University Hospital
04/2011–05/2012 Specialty Trainee, Surgery, Cantonal Hospital, Baden
03/2010–03/2011 Specialty Trainee, Surgery, District Hospital, Muri

Degrees / Diplomas

2009 Degree in Medicine, RWTH Aachen, Germany
2003 Degree in Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Scientific projects

  • Artificial intelligent based navigation in minimal invasive surgery

  • Biomechanics of the foot:
    New Joint sparing surgical procedures in flat foot 


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

+41 44 386 38 00

You can reach us as follows:
Monday until Friday
8.00 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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