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Prof. Dr. med. Dominik Meyer

Dominik Meyer
Clinical position
Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Team
Shoulder & Elbow
Academic position
Professor, Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich
Specialisation

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Physics, ETH Zurich

Languages
German, English, French, Spanish

Honours and awards

  • Venel Basic science research award 2015, 77th congress of the Swiss Orthopaedic and Trauma Society, Basel, Switzerland, 2015 (co-author) "Tendon Response to phamraco-mechanical stimulation of the chronically retreated rotator cuff in sheep."
  • Maurice E. Müller research award 2014, 76th congress of the Swiss Orthopaedic and Trauma Society, St. Gallen, Switzerland 2014 (co-author), "Anabolic steroids reduce muscle Degeneration caused by rotator cuff tendon release in sheep.
  • Neer Award, Basic Science 2007, "Reversion of Structural Muscular Changes Caused by Chronic Rotator Cuff Tendon Tearing Using Continuous Musculotendinous Traction: An Experimental Study in the Sheep". Gerber C, Zumstein MA, Frey E, von Rechenberg B, Hoppeler H, Frigg R, Jost B, Meyer D 
  • Best paper prize, SECEC meeting Rome 21-24 September 2005, "Tendon retracts more than muscle after experimental rotator cuff tear"
  • Harold Vasey-Award SGOT-SSOT for the best FMH-examination, 2004
  • Best paper prize: "Basic science", 9th. ICSS (International Conference on Surgery of the Shoulder) Washington DC, 2004. "Fatty Muscular Changes After Tendon Tears are not Degenerative but Caused by Altered Muscle Architecture". Meyer DC, Hoppeler H, von Rechenberg B, Gerber C

Graduate

  • 2000 Postgraduate studies in Medical Physics, ETH Zürich
  • 1998 American state final examinations (ECFMG)
  • 1997 State final examinations, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich

Postgraduate

  • 2017 Deputy Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 2011 Team Leader Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 2008 Deputy Team Leader of Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 2007 Deputy Team Leader Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Zurich
  • 2005 Venia Legendi in Orthopaedics, University of Zurich
  • 2005 FMH "Orthopädische Chirurgie und Traumatologie des Bewegungsapparates"
  • 2005 Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 2004 Assistant Doctor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich
  • 2003 Assistant Doctor Traumatology, Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital Bern
  • 2000 - 2002 Assistant Doctor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Zurich
  • 1999 - 2000 Research Assistant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Zurich
  • 1998 - 1999 Research Assistant, Institut für biokomp. Werkstoffe und Bauweisen ETHZ
  • 1998 Assistant Doctor Surgery, Regionalspital Lachen

Grants

  • 2016 Grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation (Nr. 310030_170040): "Basic Research in Rotator Cuff Tears in a Sheep Model", authors: Dominik Meyer, Martin Flück, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Samuel Ward (CHF: 378'000.-)
  • 2015 Grant from EMPA for personnel for development of surgical plasma diagnostics (CHF: 70'000.-)
  • 2015 Grant from Mäxi foundation for the development of surgical plasma diagnostics (CHF: 24'000.-)
  • 2014 Grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation (Nr. 310030_149786): "Mechano-Regulation trifft Adipositas: ein auf die Zelladhäsion ausgerichteter Ansatz zur Reduktion der Verfettung der Rotatorenmanschette nach Abriss der Sehne" authors: Martin Flück, Dominik Meyer, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Christian Gerber (CHF: 469'000.-)
  • 2013 Funding from Karl Storz Endoscopy on a novel fixation mechanism for ligaments in bone (CHF: 46'000.-)
  • 2011 Grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation (Nr. 310030_134942): "Improved cruciate ligament reconstruction through enhanced graft incorporation at the bone-graft interface - An experimental study in rabbits", authors: Dominik Meyer, Jess Snedeker, Peter Koch, Mazda Farshad (CHF: 83'333.-)
  • 2010 Grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation (Nr. 32003B_127086): Continuous musculotendinous traction plus pharmacological muscle stimulation using anabolic steroids and IGF to reverse structural muscle changes induced by tendon tear" authors: Christian Gerber, Dominik Meyer, Mazda Farshad (CHF: 234'000.-
  • 2003 private funding for the project: "Experimentelle stufenweise Muskeldehnung zur Reversion chronischer Muskelretraktion und fettiger Muskelinfiltration nach Sehnenruptur" authors: Christian Gerber, Dominik Meyer (CHF: 200'000.-)
  • 2000 Grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation (Nr. 32-59553.99): "Influence of passive tension on the recovery of degenerative changes induced by tenotomy of the rotator cuff musculature in the sheep", Autoren: Christian Gerber, Dominik Meyer, Alberto Schneeberger (CHF: 218'001.-)

Memberships

  • SGO: Swiss Association of Orthopaedics
  • Expert Group SGOT: Member expert group shoulder/elbow Swiss Orthopaedics
  • FMH: Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum
  • SECEC-ESSE: European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow
  • ASES: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, corresponding Member

Editorial board activities

  • Editorial Board member Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR)
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES)
  • Journal of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy

Books and chapters

In "Shoulder Arthroscopy and MRI-Techniques", Springer Verlag

  • "Suture anchors", Meyer DC, Lajtai G, Gerber C
  • "Positioning of the patient", Lajtai G, Aitzetmüller G, Meyer DC, Gerber C
  • "Surgical approaches", Lajtai G, Meyer DC, Aitzetmüller G, Gerber C
  • "Anatomy", Unger F, Lajtai G, Meyer DC, Gerber C
  • "Arthroscopy knot tying techniques", Unger F, Meyer DC, Lajtai G
  • "Arthroscopic subacromial decompression", Aitzetmüller G, Meyer DC, Lajtai G, Gerber C

In "Orthopaedic Knowledge Update"

  • "Cuff tear arthropathy", Gerber C, Jost B, Meyer DC

Appointments

We are happy to arrange appointments for Tuesday and Friday.

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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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Working in his own private practice with consulting rooms at Balgrist University Hospital:
Prof. emeritus C. Gerber
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Shoulder and elbow surgery

PD Dr. Karl Wieser and his team ensure first-class diagnosis and treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems in patients of all ages, and are especially attuned to the needs of both recreational and elite athletes.

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