Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. habil. Michael Sauerbier

Medical studies from October 1985 to November 1993 in Hamburg and Würzburg

From December 1993, practical training at the Hospital for Hand Surgery in Bad Neustadt/Saale,
Junior Doctor from 1st June 1995 (Department Chair and Medical Director: Prof. Dr. U. Lanz). Doctorate 1995.

From October 1995, Junior Doctor at the Division for Hand, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery – Severe Burns Unit, University of Heidelberg Centre for Plastic and Hand Surgery, at the BG Trauma Hospital Ludwigshafen/ University of Heidelberg (Department Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. G. Germann). From November 2000, Consultant, Specialist for Plastic Surgery.

July 1999 until September 2000, Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Division of Hand Surgery (Prof. Dr. K.-N. An, Prof. Dr.  R. A. Berger, Prof. Dr. A. T. Bishop, Prof. Dr.  W. P. Cooney).

2003 Habilitation in the field of plastic surgery at the Medical Faculty of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg and appointment as private lecturer

Sub-specialisation hand surgery 2003.

From August 2003, Senior Consultant at the Division for Hand, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery – Severe Burns Unit, at the Clinic for Trauma Surgery at the BG Trauma Hospital Ludwigshafen/ University of Heidelberg.

Appointment as Adjunct Professor at the Medical Faculty of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg.

From September 2007, Department Chair at the Hospital for Plastic, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery at the Kliniken des Main-Taunus-Kreises GmbH, Bad Soden am Taunus, academic teaching hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Godina Traveling Fellow recipient awarded by the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) 2008.

Appointment as Adjunct Professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in 2011. From May 2013, Department Chair at the Department for Plastic, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery at the BG Trauma Clinic in Frankfurt am Main.
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From 2017 to 2019, Secretary of the German Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery (DGPRÄC). From 2019 to 2020, Vice President (President elect) of the DGPRÄC.

2020, founding of PROFESSOR SAUERBIER Private Practice for Hand and Plastic Surgery, Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe with designated inpatient beds at Ethianum Heidelberg and the Hochtaunus Clinic  in Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe.

About Plastic and Hand Surgery

Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery is one of eight surgical disciplines designated as an independent specialist field. To obtain a specialisation in this field, at least six years of training is required.

The qualification as a specialist hand surgeon can be obtained following the completion of specialisation training as part of an additional two-year course (also known as hand surgery).

Prof. Sauerbier is a regular examiner of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery specialisation candidates and for the additional hand surgery qualification for the State Medical Association in Hesse, Germany.

Doctorate Opportunities

Prof. Sauerbier is a qualified university lecturer for the specialist field of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. This enables medical students to complete their doctoral thesis or degree under his supervision.

Clinical placements in the Field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Medical students seeking clinical placements in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery are welcome at our clinic.

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