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Senior Consultant PD Dr. med. Daniel Haschtmann

PD Dr. med. Daniel Haschtmann Spezialist Wirbelsäule

Position and faculty

Senior Consultant Spine Surgery

To the department Spine Surgery


Conservative focus

Infiltration of the lumbar spine

Surgical focus

Lumbar disc herniation / disc hernia lumbar spine
Cervical narrowed spinal canal (stenosis)
Instability of the spinal column / arthrosis
Vertebral fracture in osteoporosis
Curvature of the spinal column (scoliosis)





Spine Surgery
Phone hours
Mo–Th 8:00–17:00
Fr 8:00–16:00
Sa–Su Geschlossen

Medical specialisation

Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System

Special Spinal Surgery

Certificates of proficiency

2022 - Radiation Protection in Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Traumatology (Swiss Institute for Postgraduate Education and Continuing Professional Development in Medicine, SIWF)

2021 - Spinal Surgery (Swiss Society for Neurosurgery, SGNC, and Swiss Orthopaedics, SO)

2013 - Interventional Pain Management (Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management, SSIPM)


since 07/2020

Senior Consultant Spine Surgery, Schulthess Klinik


Consultant Spine Surgery, Schulthess Klinik


Consultant Spine Surgery, Schulthess Klinik


Junior Consultant Spine Surgery, Schulthess Klinik


Resident Spine Surgery, Schulthess Klinik 
(Dr. med. D. Jeszenszky)


Resident Clinic for Surgery, Tiefenau Spital, Spitalnetz Bern
(Dr. med. S. Birrer)


Resident  Clinic for Orthopaedics, Ziegler Spital, Spitalnetz Bern
(Prof. Dr. med. H. Nötzli)


Resident Spine Surgery, Salem Spital Bern
(Prof. Dr. med. M. Aebi)


Resident Clinic for Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
(Prof. Dr. med. W. Ertel)

Education and training


Venia Docendi University of Bern


European Spine Course Diploma (ESCD) Eurospine Foundation 


Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System FMH


Research Fellow Maurice E. Müller Research Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, ISTB, University of Bern
(Prof. Dr. L. Nolte / Prof. Dr. S. Ferguson)


Doctorate, Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin
(Prof. Dr. med. M. Mielke)


State Examination in Human Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin

Scientific activities


Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern

Scientific reviewer

European Spine Journal


AO Spine

EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe

Swiss Medical Association FMH

International Society For The Study Of The Lumbar Spine ISSLS

swiss orthopaedics

Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery SGS

Awards and honours

Best Paper Award, Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging, The Fifth MICCAI CSI Workshop & Challenge 2018, Granada, Spain; Dimitrios Damopoulos, Daniel Haschtmann, Tamás Fekete, Guoyan Zheng «Automated Grading of Modic Changes using CNNs Improving the Performance with Mix-up»

EUROSPINE Best full paper award 2017; Mannion AF, Impellizzeri FM, Leunig M, Jeszenszy D, Becker HJ, Haschtmann D, Preiss S, Fekete TF. «Time to remove our rose-tinted spectacles: a candid appraisal of the relative success of surgery in over 4’500 patients with degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine, hip or knee.»

GRAMMER European Spine Journal Award 2008/2009; Haschtmann D., Stoyanov J.V., Gédet P., Ferguson S.J. «Vertebral endplate trauma induces disc cell apoptosis and promotes organ degeneration in vitro» Eur Spine J. 2008 Feb; 17(2):289-99.

Best Technical Paper Award CAOS International 2006, Montréal, Canada (sponsored by Northern Digital Inc., Waterloo, ON, Canada); Zheng G., Zhang X., Haschtmann D., Gédet P., Langlotz F., Nolte L.P., MEM Research Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland «Accurate and Robust Recovery of Distal Locking Holes in Computer-Assisted Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Fractures»

Grants and stipends

Pseudarthrosis or Successful Spinal Fusion – Do predictive Biomarkers exist?, Start-up Grant, CABBM University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2019

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Project 205321-157207/1: «Development of A Fully Automatic Lumbar Intervertebral Disc (IVD) MRI Segmentation Method and Its Applications in Spinal Diagnostic and Intervention Studies», ISTB University of Bern and Schulthess Klinik, Switzerland, 2015–2017

Short vs. Long Fusion for Degenerative Lumbar Kyphoscoliosis: Addressing Proximal Junction Failure in the Osteoporotic Spine, Mäxi Stiftung Schulthess Klinik, Switzerland 2015–2017

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Project 31000-122105/1: «Investigation of post-traumatic intervertebral disc degeneration in a novel full-organ disc/vertebra culture model», ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern; Institute of Biomechanics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2009–2013