About Prof. Dr. Werner Siebert

Prof. Dr. Werner Siebert
Prof. Dr. Werner Siebert
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Prof. Dr. Werner Siebert (born 1953) is the President of the DGOOC (German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery) as well as of the DGOU (German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma) in 2018.

The specialist for orthopedics and trauma surgery has been the Medical Director of the Vitos Orthopädische Klinik Kassel since 1994 and is Professor for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Marburg. He also has a professorship at the University of Kassel.

Welcome address

Dear colleagues,
dear members of the DGOU,

we made a conscious decision to select the subject of the congress of DKOU 2018 as "We are O&T" as we have been O and T for 10 years now - this anniversary must be celebrated! This year and especially during the congress in Berlin from 23 to 26 October.

It took dynamic orthopedists and trauma surgeons to build bridges between orthopedics and trauma surgery and launch the joint association in 2008. By now, the DGOU has grown into an internationally renowned, influential and significant association, despite all the initial skepticism.

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Clinical and academic focus

  • Register research with focus on endoprosthetics of hip and knee as well as revision surgery in endoprosthetics
  • Clinical research on minimally invasive procedures in orthopedics and traumatology
  • Director of the endoprosthesis care centres of the Vitos Orthopädische Klinik Kassel and of the endoprosthesis register of the clinic

Clinical and academic career

since 1997
Professor for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Marburg, professorship at the University of Kassel

since 1994
Medical Director and senior physician of the Vitos Orthopädische Klinik Kassel

1991
Habilitation, Assistant Professor for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

1988 to 1994
Managing Assistant Medical Director of the Clinic for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery of the Hannover Medical School (MHH)

1982 to 1988
Assistant Doctor at the Department of General Surgery and Orthopedics of the Klinikum Großhadern of the University of Munich

1974 to 1981
Medical studies and doctorate at the Technical University of Munich

Specialist qualifications

  • Specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery
  • Specialist for special orthopaedic surgery
  • Specialist for physical and rehabilitative medicine
  • Specialist for orthopaedic rheumatology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Hospital Management
  • Specializations: Special pain therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, children's orthopaedics, diagnostic radiology: skeleton, MRI, investigator in clinical studies, physical therapy and balneology
  • Accreditation for further qualifications: special orthopedic surgery, orthopedics and trauma surgery, physical therapy, sports medicine, rheumatism-orthopedics, children's orthopedics, MRI subject-related, special pain therapy
  • Certified knee surgeon by the Deutsche Kniegesellschaft (DKG)

Memberships, honorary positions and awards

  • 2018: President of the DGOOC (German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • 2018: President of the DGOU (German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma)
  • President of the DLGOU (German-Latin American Association for Orthopaedics and Trauma)
  • Past President of the VSOU (Association of Southern German Orthopedists and Trauma Surgeons)
  • AE – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endoprothetik: Member of the Academy
  • Endoprothesenregister Deutschland (EPRD, German endoprosthesis register): Member of the Executive Committee since 2010
  • Deutsche Kniegesellschaft (DKG): Congress President 2017
  • European Hip Society (EHS): President 2014-2016

  • Honorary Doctor of the Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Ukraine
  • Honorary Doctor of the University Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Honorary Member of ÖGO (Austrian Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Honorary Member of SLAOT (Latin American Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology)
  • Honorary Member of SCCOT (Colombian Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology)
  • Honorary Member of AAOT (Argentinian Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology)
  • International Fellow of AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)
  • Member of AAHKS (American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons)
  • ASG Travelling Fellow of the German-speaking orthopaedic associations