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Consultant and cartilage specialist Prof. Dr. med. Gian Salzmann

Prof. Dr. med. Gian Salzmann Knorpelspezialist

Position and faculty

Consultant Knee Surgery and cartilage specialist

To the department Knee Surgery


Preserving knee joint surgery

Treatment of cartilage damage


Knee Surgery
Phone hours
Mo–Th 08.00–17.00
Fr 08.00–16.00
Sa–Su Closed

Certificates of proficiency

Certificate of Training in Radiation Protection


since 03/2019

Consultant Knee Surgery, Schulthess Klinik


Consultant Knee Surgery, Schulthess Klinik

Education and training


Appointment as an Extraordinary Professor by the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany


Specialist training, specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Professor Südkamp, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg


Habilitation: "Tissue Engineering of hyaline cartilage", Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Professor Südkamp, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg


Specialist training Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Department of Sports Orthopaedics, Professor Imhoff, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München


ICRS Travelling Fellowship Göteborg Universität Professor Brittberg/Peterson, Schweden; Donau Universität Krems Professor Nehrer, Österreich; Cartilage Repair Center Harvard University Boston Professor Minas, USA


Promotion, magna cum laude, "Tissue Engineering and Gene Transfer for the Therapy of Osteochondral Lesions at the Knee Joint", Department of Sports Orthopaedics, Professor Imhoff, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München


Orthopaedics, Schulthess Klinik


General und Pediatric Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Kapstadt, Südafrika


Internal Medicine und Infectious Diseases, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA


Department of Sports Orthopaedics, Rockhampton Hospital, Central Queensland University, Australien


Study of Medicine, University hospitals Giessen und TU München, Germany

Scientific activities

Clinical-radiological outcome studies after conservative knee and ankle surgery as well as experimental tissue engineering of cartilage and stem cells funded by DFG, AGA, AO, DAH, GOTS, SNF (Total volume> 1.000.000 Euro/CHF)


  • American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)
  • Archives of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (AOTS)
  • Arthroscopy, Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Cartilage
  • European Cells and Materials (ECM)
  • Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (KSSTA)
  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (OAC)
  • Tissue Engineering

AGA Instructor 2016

ATLS Provider

Basic qualification in medical didactics

Investigator (GCP)

Organisation of events

«Freiburger Knorpeltage» 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and upcoming (

Schulthess Academy 2016, 2017 und upcoming

ICRS Focus Meeting, Osteoarthritis in the Athlete, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017


German Society for Trauma Surgery DGU (member of Basic Research Section)

International Cartilage Repair Society ICRS (Chair Communication and Publication Comittee)

Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery AGA (member cartilage committee)

German Knee Society DKG

Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine CABMM, Universität Zürich