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

Arnd Viehöfer

Senior Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgery
German, English, French

Honors and awards

  • Balgrist Scientific Award, 2015


  • 2017 Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System
  • 11/2016 Written and oral specialist exams 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
  • 10/2002–2009 Studied Medicine, RWTH, Aachen, Germany

Continuing professional development

  • 09/2014 GCP course
  • 08/2014 Expert examiner course, Basel
  • 02/2012 Radiation protection course
  • 01/2011 ATLS, Student course, Basel
  • 12/2010 AO Advanced Trauma course for the surgical treatment of fractures, Davos
  • 12/2006 AO basic course for the surgical treatment of fractures, Davos


  • Since 02/2017 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

  • 07/2013 Diplom Physik [degree in Physics], RWTH Aachen

Scientific projects

  • Augmented reality guided osteotomy in hallux valgus surgery
  • Shortening of the first metatarsal after hallux valgus operation depends on the osteotomy angle


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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