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Jakob Ackermann
Dr. med.

Jakob Ackermann

Consultant i.V / Fellow
German, English


Joint preserving surgery and treatment of cartilage damage as well as early osteoarthritis of the lower extremity

Honors and awards

  • 2023: AGA Residents Fellowship Knee
  • 2019 ICRS World Congress Certificate of Achievement (Co-Author)
  • 2019 ICRS World Congress Best Abstract (Co-Author)
  • 2019 ICRS San Diego Best Rated Abstract (Co-Author)

Academic career

  • 2017 PhD at the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

University degree

  • 2016 State Examination, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany


  • 2010–2016 Human Medicine, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Continuing professional development

  • 2019 ECFMG USMLE Step 3
  • 2017 ECFMG Certification (USMLE Step 1, 2 CS und CK)
  • 2017 Harvard Catalyst Certification: Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Research
  • 2012–2016 Internships and research stays at the Department of Sports Orthopaedics, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany (Prof. A. B. Imhoff), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA (F. Fu, MD; V. Musahl, MD; D. Vyas, MD, PhD), Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA (J. G. Kennedy, MD, FRCS)


  • Since January 2023 Senior Physician i.V./Knee Fellow, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. M. Farshad, MPH)
  • 2020–2022 Resident in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Winterthur Cantonal Hospital, Winterthur, Switzerland (P. Koch, MD/PD E. Benninger, MD)
  • 2019–2020 Resident in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. M. Farshad, MPH)


  • 2018–2019 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Sports Medicine Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, USA (M. D. Price, MD, PhD; Head Team Physician New England Patriots, NFL)
  • 2017–2018 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Cartilage Repair Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, USA (A. Gomoll, MD)

Grants and stipends

  • 2019 Joint Research Foundation (JRF) Ortho Research Grant
  • 2018 Vericel Research Grant
  • 2018 ON Foundation/ICRS Education Grant


  • ICRS – International Cartilage Repair Society
  • AGA – Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery
  • AGA – Research Committee Member

Scientific projects

  • 2022 AGA Research Grant "The Effect of Trochleoplasty on Cartilage Integrity in Patients with Patellar Instability"

Reviewer and editorial board activities

  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Nature – Scientific Reports
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • The Journal of Cartilage & Joint Preservation
  • ISAKOS Journal
  • Foot and Ankle Specialist


Google Scholar

Knee surgery

The knee is the largest joint in the human body. Disease or injury to this joint can severely restrict mobility. PD Dr Sandro Fucentese and his team will find the best form of treatment for you, using the very latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted navigation, and arthroscopy.

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