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Prof. Dr. med. Goetz Giessler2018-11-02T14:29:11+00:00

Curriculum Vitae

Goetz A. Giessler, MD, PhD

  • Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon (German and European Board Certified)
  • Hand Surgeon (German Board certified)
  • European Board Certificate for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS)
  • Exempt Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

since 2013 – Director of the  Clinic for Plastic-Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery at the Kassel Clinic

2012 – Entitlement as Extracurricular Professor for Plastic Surgery at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

2010 – University Teaching Certificate of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

2009-2013 – Senior Consultant and Vice Chairman of the Department for Plastic-, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the  BG Trauma Center Murnau, Germany

2009 – Entitelment as Associate Professor for Plastic Surgery at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany (Habilitation)

2008 – Travel Fellowship of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteosynthesefragen (AO) for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

2008 – German Board Examination for Hand Surgery

2006-2008 – Consultant in the Clinic for Hand-, Plastic-, and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center at the BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Plastic and Hand Surgery of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

2006-2007 – Research Fellowship, Microvascular Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic Surgery / Hand Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

2005 – European Boards of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS)

2005 – German Board Exam for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

2004-2005 – Resident Rotation at the Clinic for Plastic and Hand Surgery, Clinic for BreastDiseases,  , Vogtareuth Clinic, Germany

2001-2006 – Residency at the BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen at the Clinic for Hand-, Plastic-, and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center at the BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Plastic and Hand Surgery of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

2001 – Full Medical License

1999-2001 – First & Second Year Residency (Arzt im Praktikum) at the BG Trauma Center Murnau Murnau in the Department for Plastic-, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the  BG Trauma Center Murnau, Germany

1999 – Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA), Philadelphia (USA), ECFMG Certificate

1999 – Doctoral Thesis at the Pharmacological Institut for Natural Scientists (Prof. Dr. Dr. E. Mutschler), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1998 – Immatriculation for the Final Year Medical School at the Technical University Munich, Germany

1997 – United States Medical Licensing Exam USMLE Step 2 and ECFMG English Test

1996 – United States Medical Licensing Exam USMLE Step 1

1992 – Immatriculation at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (JWG) University Medical School Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1991-1992 – Compulsory Military Service at the 234th Mountain Ranger Battallion, Mittenwald, Germany

Scholarships, Grants and Rewards

2010 – Herbert-Lauterbach-Reward 2010 of the Workers Compensatory Clinics Union (VBGK) for excellent clinical and scientific research in trauma medicine

2010 – Best Poster Reward of the Bavarian Surgeons Association at the 87th Annual Meeting, Wuerzburg, Germany

2008 – Travel Fellowship of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteosynthesfragen (AO) for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

2006 – Peer-reviewed Research Grant of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), together with Allen T. Bishop, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

2006 – Travel Grant of the German Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRAeC) for Clinical Visits at the Plastic Surgical Departments at the Harvard University, Boston, USA and Gent, Belgium

1998 – Travel Grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA, USA

1996 – Travel Grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

Memberships

  • German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRAeC)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
  • European Faculty Member Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Surgery of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteosynthesefragen, AO”, Davos, Switzerland
  • European Alpine Workshop of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • German Association of Surgeons (Berufsverband Deutscher Chirurgen, BDC)
  • Interplast Germany NGO, Section of South Bavaria

Scientific Publications: DOWNLOAD PDF