Reiner Gradinger

Prof. Dr. med.

TUM School of Medicine
Former Professor of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, former Medical Directorof the University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar

born November 9, 1947

reiner.gradinger@tum.de
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Scientific work

Reiner Gradinger’s attachment to the University hospital Klinikumrechts der Isar and the Technische Universität Munich is profound.It was here that he undertook all the significant steps in his medicalcareer, from his medical studies, doctorate, specialist medical training andhabilitation to his first appointment as a university professor in 1991. In 1993,he moved to the north of Germany, as a professor for orthopedics at theMedical University of Lübeck. However, he soon moved back to his hometown: In 1997, he became the Chair of Orthopedics and Sport Orthopedicsand Trauma Surgery. From 2007 up until the end of 2015 he was the medicaldirector at the University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich. Thefocus of Reiner Gradinger’s clinical work and research lies in the reconstructionof muscular-skeletal defects caused by wear and abrasion, infections, ortumors. This includes tissue engineering, as well as the development ofendoprosthetic systems, in which bio-medical technology plays an importantrole. Brand new materials were created in the orthopedics laboratories. ProfessorGradinger is known for his outstanding resection of tumors with subsequentreconstructions using individualized implants. In 1992 he performedthe first operation in which a pelvis, hip joint, thigh bone, and knee joint wereall replaced at once. As well as his work at the University hospital Klinikumrechts der Isar, Reiner Gradinger has also been active on a nationwide basis.Amongst other things, he was a member of the board of the German Societyof Surgery from 2002 to 2006, and assumed the office of president in2009/2010.

 

Short biography

1968 – 1974 Medical Degree in Würzburg and Munich (TU)
1975License to practice medicin
1975 – 1977Assistant, Institute of Pathology and Pathological Anatomy, TUM
19771980Assistant doctor LMU, Großhadern
19801985Assistant Orthopedic Hospital , TUM
1983 Specialist for Orthopedics
1984Chief Senior Physician at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedics, University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM
1991 – 1992 Associate Professor of Orthopedics, TUM
1992 – 1998Professor of Orthopedics (C4), Medical University Lübeck
1998 – 2004 Professor of Orthopedics and Sport Orthopedics, TUM
2004 – 2014 Professor of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, TUM
2003Senator at the TUM
2007 – 2015Medical director of the University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM

 

Memberships and honors

President of the German-Japanese Orthopedic Society (1993-2006)

Orthopedic Professorial Convention Spokesperson (1996-2003)

National delegate of the European Hip Society (1999-2010)

Member of the executive board of the German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC) (2002-2006),President (2005), Senator (since 2007)

President of the Munich Tumor Centre (2005-2009)

President of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH) (2009-2010)

Member of the “Scientific Board of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics Surgery andTraumatology” (EFORT)

Member of the “Scientific Board of the International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology” (SICOT)

Member of several scientific advisory boards and editor of numerous national and international journals, such as:Hip International / Biomaterialien / Der OrthopädeWissenschaftlicher Beirat: MMW - Fortschritte der Medizin / Zeitschrift für Orthopädie / Der Onkologe / Zeitschrift fürOrthopädie und Unfallchirurgie / Zeitschrift für Medizinische Orthopädische Technik / Zeitschrift für Orthopädie undRheuma

Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH) (2009-2010)

Mitglied des “Scientific Board of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology” (EFORT)

Mitglied des “Scientific Board of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology” (SICOT)

Mitglied mehrere wissenschaftlicher Beiräte und Herausgeber zahlreicher nationaler und internationaler Zeitschriften, z. B. Hip International / Biomaterialien / Der Orthopäde

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat: MMW - Fortschritte der Medizin / Zeitschrift für Orthopädie / Der Onkologe / Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie / Zeitschrift für Medizinische Orthopädische Technik / Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Rheuma

 

Awards

  • Preis für beste Lehre, Studierendenvertretung der Fakultät für Medizin, TUM (2005)
  • Preis für rekonstruktive Chirurgie und Orthopädie, orthopädische Fachgesellschaft (2012)
  • Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Medal from Technical University Munic

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