Prof. Dr Thomas Tischer is an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with special expertise in open and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. He studied medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich. Afterwards he trained at the LMU Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with special emphasis on orthopaedics sport surgery (Prof. Imhoff). Additionally he received a short fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2009. He wrote his doctoral thesis about the effects of shock wave therapy on bone and tendon tissue in 2002 and his professoral thesis (habilitation) on tissue engineering of tendon and meniscus tissue in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed full professor at the University of Rostock and worked as head of orthopaedic sport surgery there until June 2021. Since then, he is head of orthopaedic and trauma surgery at the Waldkrankenhaus in Erlangen, Germany.
His scientific work deals with basic science research concerning tendon, meniscus and cartilage regeneration/tissue engineering as well as minimal invasive surgical techniques, with over 145 publications currently listed in PubMed. For his work on tissue engineering of the anterior cruciate ligament he received the AGA Don Joy award in 2006.
Prof. Tischer is chairman of the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee, Scientifc Co-Chair for ESSKA congress in Milan 2024 and received the ESSKA-AOSSM Fellowship in 2017. He is currently the President of the German-speaking Society in Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS). Additionally, he is also leading the Joint preserving Committee of the German Arthroscopic Association (AGA).
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