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Thomas Schildhauer

Professor, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum,
Honorary Chair of the Board of Forum MedTech Pharma e.V.

Thomas A. Schildhauer trained at the RWTH Aachen, and performed his doctorate at the Department of Physical Biochemistry and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert. International stays over seven years included training in Switzerland, South Africa and the USA (MetroHealth Medical Center, CWRU, Cleveland; USC Los Angeles; Cornell University New York), as well as a two year attending surgeon position at the Department of Orthopaedics, Harborview Medical Center, UW Seattle. For about 16 years he worked at the Department of Surgery at Bergmannsheil Hospital Bochum. He then became Director of the Surgical-Traumatological Center, Asklepios Hospital St. Georg Hamburg (University of Hamburg and Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary). In 2009 he became Professor and Chairman, Department of Trauma Surgery, University of Graz, Austria, and since 2010 he is Professor- and Chairman of the Department of General and Trauma Surgery at the BG-University Hospital ‘Bergmannsheil’, Ruhr-University Bochum. Between 2010 and 2022 he was Medical Director at ‘Bergmannsheil’ Bochum and between 2016 to 2019 he additionally took over the Medical Directorship at the BG-Trauma-Hospital in Duisburg. He was elected as Medical Director of the Executive Board of the University-Hospitals of the Ruhr-University Bochum between 2016 to 2020. Since 2017 he serves as honorary Chair of the Board of Forum MedTechPharma e.V. His research focuses on pelvic and spinal trauma, biomechanics, septic surgery, nerve regeneration and exoskeletal training in spinal cord injury. He is author of more than 320 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters.

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