Prof.Dr. Gerald Zimmermann (Part Time)
Prof. Dr. Gerald Zimmermann is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. His sub-speciality is Sports Medicine. He studied medicine at the Universities of Erlangen, Mannheim, and the Texas Medical Centre in Houston, USA. He has to his credit several post-graduate qualifications in General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Specialised Trauma, Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery, all from the German Board. He obtained his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, in Germany.
Prof. Zimmermann is a member of several prestigious organisations like the German Society for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), the German Knee Society (DKG), the German Shoulder and Elbow Society (DVSE), the European Society of Tissue Regeneration in Orthopaedics and Trauma (ESTROT), the working group on Arthroscopy (AGA) and the German Society of Traumatology (DGU).
Prof. Zimmermann spent most of his illustrious career in Germany working first with the BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, after which he joined the Theresienkrankenhaus in Mannheim, as a senior consultant and then head of the hospital’s Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department. His expertise covers a range of conditions that include correction surgeries for congenital and post-traumatic deformities, arthroscopic surgeries of the knee: ACL, PCL, meniscus reconstructions, endoprosthetic replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, regenerative musculoskeletal therapy, disorders of the knee cap, leg extensions and corrections, and cartilage cell transplantation.
Prof. Zimmermann is a globally recognized name in the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. His scientific research on growth factors and their clinical application – has been extensively published in high-ranking international journals and presented in over 500 scientific talks. His current focus is on the clinical application of adult stem cells for bone and cartilage regeneration. He was awarded the prestigious Herbert Lauterbach Prize by the German Orthopaedic and Trauma Society.
Prof. Zimmermann is a sports enthusiast and enjoys piloting a plane. He is fluent in both English and German.
German Knee Surgeon (German Board)
Sports Medicine (German Board)
Specialized Trauma surgery (German Board)
Orthopedic and Trauma surgeon (German Board)
Emergency Medicine (German Board)
General Surgery (German Board)