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Berlin, Germany

Dr. Thilo John

Dr. Thilo John

Head of the Department for Traumatology and Orthopaedics
at DRK Kliniken Berlin
Speciality Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery and Hip Arthroscopy
Languages German
Graduated 1993 (23 years since graduation)
About Dr. John is specialized in hip surgery and hip arthroscopy. Since October 2009 he is the new Head of
Department for Traumatology and Orthopaedics at the DRK Kliniken Berlin. His research focuses on tissue
engineering and migration behaviour of hip prosthesis, where he received grants from the Charité.
Dr. John is an instructor and speaker at conferences in Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.
He is a member of the AO Spine, German Society for General and Visceral Surgery and the Berlin Surgical

Professional Experience:

01/1994 – 07/1997
Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, Klinikum Steglitz,Freie Universität Berlin
Director: Prof. Dr. med. R. Rahmanzadeh

07/1997 – 08/2000 Department of General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Klinikum Benjamin
Franklin Freie Universität Berlin
Director: Prof. Dr. med. H.J. Buhr

Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, Campus Benjamin
Franklin, Universitätsmedizin Berlin Charité
Director: Prof. Dr. med. W. Ertel

2001 - Specialist in Surgery
2003 - Specialist for trauma surgery
2004 - Deputy D-Doctor
2008 - Chief consultant
2009 - Deputy Director of Department of Orthopedic, Trauma and Reconstructive

since 10/2009 Head of the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the DRK
Kliniken Berlin | Westend

Clinical Research
- cartilage-cell research
- survival of hip prostheses
Education 10/1985 – 07/1987
Studies of economic engineering at Technische Universität Berlin, Vordiplom

10/1987 – 10/1993
Studies of medicine, Medical Faculty, Freie Universität Berlin

Promotion: Effect of low-energy laser irradiation on the synthesis and signal transduction of human chondrocytes in vitro.
Magna Cum Laude
Memberships * Professional association of doctors specializing in orthopaedic and trauma surgery
* German society for general and visceral surgery
* Berlin Surgical Society
* Medical Association Berlin
* AO Spine

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