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Lazaros Vlachopoulos
PD Dr. med. Dr. sc.

Lazaros Vlachopoulos

Senior Consultant Knee Surgery
Germand, English, Greek

Academic position

Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich


Computer-assisted, three-dimensional, assessment and treatment of (posttraumatic) deformities with patient-specific instruments

Honors and awards

  • Venel Award 2021
  • JEO Best Paper Award 2020–2021
  • Maurice E. Müller Award 2017


  • 2018 Awarded the Venia legendi [highest teaching award] for Orthopaedics, University of Zurich
  • 2017 Doctor of Sciences ETH Zurich
  • 2013–2016 PhD-studies in Medical Image Analysis Computer Vision Lab, ETH Zurich (Prof. Skézely)
  • 2012 Swiss Board Certification of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • 2005 Doctor of Medicine,Institute of Human Genetics (Prof. Zerres), RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • 1997–2004 Medical school, RWTH Aachen, Germany


  • 2017 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. Gerber)
  • 2013–2016 Computer-Assisted Research & Development Group, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. Gerber)
  • 2012 Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital(Prof. Gerber)
  • 2011 Resident in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, University Children's Hospital (Dr. Dierauer)
  • 2009–2010 Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital(Prof. Gerber)
  • 2007–2008 Resident in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Spital Netz Bern-Ziegler (Prof. Nötzli)
  • 2005–2006 Resident in General-/Visceral- und Trauma Surgery, Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus (Prof. Thon), Stuttgart, Germany


  • 2013 Balgrist Foundation, Zurich, CHF 235.000 (PhD-studies)

Scientific projects

  • Computer-Assisted Research & Development Group


We are happy to arrange appointments for Tuesday and Thursday.

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

+41 44 386 12 83
+41 44 386 12 79

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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