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Samy Bouaicha
Prof. Dr. med.

Samy Bouaicha

Senior Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
German, English, French

Academic position

Adjunct Professor, Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich


Shoulder surgery
Sports medicine

Honors and awards

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


  • 2022 Appointment as adjunct professor of the University of Zurich
  • 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)
  • 2015–2018 Consultant Elbow and Shoulder end Elbow Surgery (Prof. C. Gerber)
  • 2012–2015 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sports Traumatology, Department of Trauma Surgery, Zurich University Hospital (Prof. H.-P. Simmen)
  • 2011–2012 Clinical Fellow, Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery and Athletic Injuries, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (W.D. Regan, MD)
  • 2010–2011 Research Associate Department of Trauma Surgery, Zurich University Hospital (Prof. H.-P. Simmen/Prof. C.M.L. Werner)
  • 2009–2010 Orthopaedic Resident Orthopédie Hôpital Cantonal Fribourg (Prof. E. Gautier)
  • 2006–2008 Orthopaedic Resident University of Zurich, Balgrist (Prof. C. Gerber)
  • 2004–2006 Resident General Orthopaedic Surgery Spital Interlaken (Dr. A. Kohler)
  • 2004 Army Physician Payerne and Fribourg


  • Member of the Board Sports & Exercise Medicine Switzerland
  • 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 for Wednesday and Friday.

You can reach us as follows:
Monday to Friday
8 am to 12 noon
1 pm to 5 pm

+41 44 386 30 12
+41 44 386 30 09

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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