Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
Priv.-Doz., Dr. med. Axel Baltzer
Orthopedist and trauma surgeon, Center for Molecular Orthopedics, Dusseldorf, Germany
Priv.-Doz. Baltzer studied human medicine at the Heine University (Düsseldorf). After graduating in 1991, he completed an internship at the Orthopedic Clinic of the University of Dusseldorf under the guidance of Professor K.-P.Schulitz. In March 1993 he began his independent professional activity; From 1994 to 1997 he worked as a physician for the German Association of American Football (AFVD). In 1997, he worked as a researcher in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), and as a visiting researcher (specialization - sports medicine) in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine of the same university. Since September 1998, he served as Deputy Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at the University of Dusseldorf. In February 2000, he completed his habilitation and became an associate professor. In December 2000, Associate Professor Baltzer was offered a job at the Department of Molecular Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. In 2002 he returned to Germany and in May 2004 and with colleagues founded the Center for Molecular Orthopedics in Dusseldorf. To this day he has also been conducting molecular orthopedic research and application, including as President of the International Society of Molecular Orthopedics (ISMO) (since 2004).
Scientific works and awards:
ESSKA - Young Researchers Prize 8th Congress of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Experimental Basics of Bone Transduction with Adenoviral Vectors; (ESSKA) in Nice, April / 1998.
Prize for the best scientific presentation 3rd Congress of the Research Section of the German Society for Surgery in Düsseldorf, October / 1998 Use of marker genes in transduction in a segmental bone defect model.
Best paper award (co-author) 6th meeting of the International Society for Fracture Repair in Strasbourg, September 1998 Basics of gene therapy with adenoviral vectors in an aseptic pseudarthrosis.
Gerhard Küntscher Prize 1999 63rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Trauma Surgery, November 1999 Therapeutic effect of a transduction with Ad-BMP-2 in a femoral defect model.
Dr. Baltzer has numerous publications in various reputable German and international specialized journals (Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete, Tissue Engineering, International Sport MedJournal, Acta Orthopedia Scandinavica, The Scientific World JOURNAL. He is also a member of the editorial boards and has co-authored several books on orthopedics, sports traumatology, and bone regeneration.
Orthopedics and Trauma surgery
Joint diseases (hip, knee, ankle)
Biological joint reconstruction
Molecular orthopedics (biological treatment of joint and spine diseases)