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Prof. em. Christian Gerber

Christian Gerber
Clinical position
Senior Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Team
Shoulder & Elbow
Specialisation

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Languages
German, English, French, Italian

Honours and awards

  • 2014 Arthur Steindler Award (Orthopedic Research Society)
  • 2012 Achievement Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2007 Kappa Delta OREF Clinical Research Award
  • 2007 Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Basic Research Category) 
  • 1998 Silver Medal of Merit of the State of Zurich for extraordinary achievements in science
  • 1998 Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Clinical Reserach Category)
  • 1998 Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Basic Research Category)
  • 1996 Didier Patte Award (European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
  • 1990 Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Basic Research Category)

Academic career

  • 1995 Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Zurich December
  • 1991 Visiting professor of Orthopaedics, University of Berne January
  • 1988 Lecturer in Orthopaedics: University of Berne
  • 1979 Visa Qualifying Exam: ECFM, Certificate No: 303-158-0
  • 1977 State final examinations, Faculty of medicine, University of Berne, Doctorate: Knee prostheses (Prof. M.E. Muller)
  • 1977 University of California San Diego, UCSD, (Pathology, 2 months)
  • 1977 Yale Medical School (Radiology and General Internal Medicine, 6 months)
  • 1974 Elective: University of Oklahoma (Dr O. Donoghue, 2 months)
  • 1971 - 1977 Studied Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland

Postgraduate

Medical director and chief

  • 10/01/1995 - 07/31/2017 Department of Orthopaedics, University of Zurich, Balgrist, CH

Chief

  • January 1992 Department of Orthopaedics, Hôpital Cantonal, Fribourg, CH

Consultant

  • October 1995 - December 1991 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Berne, CH (Prof. R. Ganz)

Fellow

  • January - June 1984 Shoulder Surgery, University of Texas, San Antonio (Prof. C.A. Rockwood, Jr)
  • October 1984 - March 1985 Tumor Surgery/Foot and Ankle, Hôpital Cochin, F-Paris (Proffs. B. Tomeno & M. Kerboull)
  • April - September 1985 Paediatric Orthopaedics, Hôpital Trousseau, F-Paris (Prof. H. Carlioz) April - September 1985

Resident

  • Internal Medicine (9 months), City Hospital, Herzogenbuchsee, CH
  • Neurology (7 months), Department of Neurology, Inselspital Berne, University of Berne, CH
  • General Surgery and Traumatology (2 years, part of the orthopaedic training), Hospital Davos, CH (Prof. P. Matter)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (3 years), Inselspital Berne, University of Berne, CH (Prof. R. Ganz)

Grants

  • 2011 creation of Chair of Muscle Plasticity at the University of Zurich / Orthopaedics Department, Balgrist Hospital (CHF 7 Mio.)
  • 2010 ongoing: CHF 29 Mio. for creation of Balgrist Campus: a privately funded musculoskeletal research and development institution (Hansjörg Wyss Foundation, Novartis Foundation, Oak Foundation, Medacta International, Thomke Invest AG, Lotteriefonds Kt. Zurich)
  • 2009: Swiss National Foundation SNF 234’000 CHF (Pharmacological Stimulation of Muscle Recovery after Changes induced by Tendon Tear and Muscle Retraction)
  • 2006: Swiss National Foundation SNF 360’000 CHF (Experimental Rotator Cuff Repair through Continuous Traction)
  • 2006: Swiss National Foundation SNF 377’000 CHF (Genetic Markers of pathological changes in rotator cuff muscles after tendon tear as a basis for the development of new treatment strategies)
  • 2003: Vontobel Foundation 230’000 CHF (Rotator Cuff Degeneration and Repair)
  • 2000: Synos Foundation 200’000 CHF (A new system for assessment of total joint component migration ( XIMIT)
  • 1999: Swiss National Foundation SNF 280'000 CHF (Experimetal Rotator Cuff Repair)
  • 1995: Sulzer Medica: 200'000 CHF (Outcomes research in total joint arthroplasty)
  • 1991: AO-Research Commission 180'000 CHF (in vivo tests of rotator cuff repairs)
  • 1984: Hans Neuenschwander Foundation 40'000 CHF
  • 1984: M.E. Muller Foundation 20'000 CHF
  • 1984: EKSF (Sports Research Foundation) 16'000 CHF (all for project: Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction)
  • 1984: ARC (French Cancer Research Fund) 72'000 French Francs (for clinical project: Diaphyseal Resection and Shoulder Tumors)
  • 1983: Hans Neuenschwander Foundation: 54'000 CHF (for continued personal training)

Memberships

  • AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (international affiliate member)
  • AO Switzerland
  • Argentinian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (corresponding member)
  • ASES American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (corresponding member)
  • Australian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (corresponding member)
  • Balgrist Campus (honorary member)
  • Cuban Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (corresponding member)
  • ESB European Society of Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • ResOrtho (president)
  • SECEC/ESSSE European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (president 1995-1998)
  • SGOT Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (president 2010-2012, currently board member past president)
  • SGSM Swiss Society of Sports Medicine (former board member)
  • SICOT Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie)
  • SNF National Research Programme Implants and Transplants (board)
  • Implants and Transplants
  • ISG International Surgical Group (2011)

Honorary memberships

  • Western Orthopaedic Association (honorary member 1993)
  • SECHC Spanish Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (honorary member 1998)
  • SAMW Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences 2003
  • SOFCOT (honorary member 2004)
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (honorary member 2004)
  • SGOT Swiss Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (honorary member 2015)

Editorial board activities

Corresponding Editor

  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

International Editor

  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American Volume (2012 - 2014)

Reviewer

  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume)
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume)
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine

Foundation Board Activity

  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2009 - 2014)
  • Resortho Foundation (Donor/ President)
  • Balgrist Foundation

Books and chapters

Appointments

Prof. emeritus C. Gerber
Shoulder and elbow surgery

Appointments
+41 44 386 30 06
Email

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

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