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Stephan Wirth
PD Dr. med.

Stephan Wirth

Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Head of University Foot Center
German, English

Academic position

Privatdozent, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich


Expert in 3D computer-supported analysis of bone malpositions

Operation planning and manufacture of individualised intra-operatively usable targeting devices for drilling and sawing

Treating fractures in the lower leg, ankle joint and foot

Treatment with Ilizarov apparatus


  • 2012 FMH Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • 1999 2nd State Examination in Human Medicine
  • 1996 1st State Examination in Human Medicine March
  • 1995 Pre-medical Examination March
  • 1993 Degree in Human Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Technical University of Munich


  • Since January 2015 Team Leader Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • October 2013 - December 2014 Deputy Team Leader, Foot and Ankle Joint surgery
  • January 2012 - September 2013 Consultant, Orthopaedics
  • January 2008 - December 2011 Locum Consultant, Orthopaedics
  • August 2007 - December 2007 Junior doctor, Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • August 2006 - July 2007 Junior doctor, Trauma Surgery University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • May 2005 - July 2006 Junior doctor, Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • January 2002 - April 2005 Junior doctor, Orthopaedics/Traumatology, Oberengadin Hospital, Samedan, Switzerland


  • President Expert Group Foot and Ankle Swiss orthopaedics (SO)
  • International Member AOFAS (American orthopaedic foot and ankle Society)
  • Member AOFAS research committee
  • Member AGA foot and ankle committee
  • Swiss Foot and Ankle Society (SFAS)
  • Member EFAS (European foot and ankle society)
  • International Member AAOS (American Academy of orthopaedic surgeons)
  • SGOT (Swiss Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
  • VSAO (Swiss Association of Junior Doctors and Consultants)
  • Federatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH) (Swiss Medical Federation)

Scientific projects

  • CARD (Computer assisted research and development)
  • Biomechanics of the ankle joint and foot

Other activities

  • Director of the 3D / Video Department
  • Member of Apple Developer Connection since 1994


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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