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Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Dreher

Thomas Dreher
Clinical position
Chief of Paediatric Orthopaedics
Team
Paediatric Orthopaedics
Academic position
Professor
Specialisation

Paediatric hip surgery
Deformities
Neuro-orthopaedics
Foot deformities
Limb extension

Languages
German, English, French

Academic career

Academic career

  • 12/2016 Appointed supernumerary professor, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 04/2014 Appointed lecturer in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 05/2007 Doctoral dissertation (Dr. med.), Heidelberg University, Germany (magna cum laude)

Clinical

  • Since 09/2018 Senior Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Zurich University Children’s Hospital, Eleonor Foundation, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Chief of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 11/2017 Additional qualification ‘Advanced Trauma Surgery’
  • 04/2017 Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic, Neuro-orthopaedic and Foot Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany
  • 08/2015 Head of Paediatric Neuro-orthopaedics and Clinical Motion Analysis, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany
  • 01/2015 Additional qualification ‘Paediatric Orthopaedics’
  • 07/2013 Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany (Prof. Ewerbeck), Section for Paediatric Orthopaedic and Foot Surgery, consultant responsible for Paediatric Neuro-orthopaedics 2013: Medical head of Motion Analysis, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany
  • 06/2013 Specialist in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
  • 2010 Specialty trainee on rotation at the BG Hospital (Trauma Centre), Ludwigshafen, Germany (Prof. Grützner)
  • 2007 - 2013: Specialty trainee, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany (Prof. Ewerbeck, Prof. Gerner) 

University degree

  • 05/2007 State final examinations (Baden-Württemberg), Heidelberg University, Germany

Studies

  • 2000-2007 Studied medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 2006-2007 Final year electives: Basel (Paediatric Orthopaedics, Prof. Hefti, Prof. Brunner, Prof. Hasler), Karlsbad-Langensteinbach (Spine Surgery, Prof. Harms)

Postgraduate

  • 2010 Specialty trainee on rotation at the BG Accident Hospital, Ludwigshafen, Germany (Prof. Grützner)
  • 2007 - 2013: Specialty trainee, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospitals, Germany (Prof. Ewerbeck, Prof. Gerner)

Member of the Board

  • European Society for Motion Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC)
  • Cerebral palsy working group, Germany

Fellowships

  • July - August 2014 Travelling Fellowship, Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Gillette Children’s Hospital (Tom Novacheck, MD), St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Shriners Hospital for Children (Jon R. Davids, MD), Sacramento, California, USA
  • Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children (Prof. Freeman Miller, MD), Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Memberships

  • European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS)
  • Paediatric orthopaedic Association (VKO)
  • European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children (ESMAC)
  • Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • German Association for Motion Analysis and Clinical Application (G-A-M-M-A)
  • German Society of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy (BSSCP)
  • Botulinum toxin working group
  • Cerebral palsy working group

Scientific projects

  • Electromagnetic tracking with correction osteotomies in paediatric orthopaedics
  • Aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of gait disorders and deformities in children
  • Gait disorders in children with neurogenic diseases (cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease)
  • 3D gait and foot analysis using diagnostic tools
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip, congenital conditions affecting the hip
  • Equinocavus deformities
  • Inflammation in arthritis and deformities

Editorial board activities

Editor in Chief

  • Gait & Posture (IF: 2.347)

Editorial Board

  • Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics (IF: 1.092)

Reviewer

  • Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (IF: 3.116)
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (IF: 3.897)
  • Research and Developmental Disabilities (IF: 1.630)
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (IF: 1.739)
  • PLoS ONE (IF: 3.531)
  • International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research (IF: 3.906)
  • Scientific World Journal (IF: 1.219)
  • Der Orthopäde (IF: 0.665)

Appointments

We are happy to arrange appointments for Friday.

+41 44 386 30 91
+41 44 386 16 66
EMail

You can reach us as follows:
Monday - Friday
8.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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Paediatric orthopaedics

Prof. Thomas Dreher and his team offer a highly specialised paediatric orthopaedic unit with holistic care for all orthopaedic problems. The child and the specific orthopaedic problem are always the main focus, since children and adults ultimately differ in growth and development.  

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