Portrait Roman Pfeifer

Roman Pfeifer
Prof. Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Traumatology

Specialties

  • Polytrauma
  • Spinal surgery
  • Pelvic surgery

Contact

Tel. +41 44 255 23 99
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Career

05. 2024 Additional Qualification in Specialized Traumatology (SIWF/FMH)
Since 09.2022 Attending Physician with extended responsibilities, Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
08.2022 Appointment as Assistant Professor for Translational Polytrauma Research at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich
2022 Interdisciplinary focus on spinal surgery (SIWF/FMH)
2019 Rehabilitation Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich
11.2017 – 08.2022 Attending Physician, Department of Traumatology and Senior Researcher Surgical Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich
06.2017 – 10.2017 Fellow, Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
03.2017 – 05.2017 Introduction (junior doctor) to the Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
since 10.2016 Fellow of European Board of Surgery
since 03.2016 Specialist in trauma surgery and orthopaedics
2015 Venia Legendi at the Medical Faculty of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. Topic: Research into systemic inflammation and immunomodulation after hemorrhagic shock and trauma (2019 Rehabilitation Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich)
2015 – 2017 Head of Laboratory “Harald Tscherne Laboratory”, Clinic for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, Germany
01.2010 – 03.2016 Resident. Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, Germany
2010 Doctorate: Prof. Dr. med. Henning Windhagen, Orthopaedic Clinic, Laboratory for Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Annastift, MHH
2007 – 2008 Participant of the BMEP (Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program) for an Academic Research Year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
2009 Second section of the medical examination (grade: very good)
2004 First section of the medical examination (Physikum)
2002 Enrollment in the Human Medicine degree program at Hannover Medical School

Research focus

  • Polytrauma
  • Strategies in the surgical care of severely injured patients
  • Trauma immunology

Publications

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Most important memberships

  • DGU (German Society for Trauma Surgery)
  • ESTES (European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery)
  • AO (Working Group for Osteosynthesis Issues)
  • DGU Basic Research Section
  • SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie)

Further

Prices:

  • 2018 Best Oral Presentation ESTES 2018
  • 2017 AO-Foundation Start-Up Grant
  • 2014 AO-Foundation Start-Up Grant
  • 2013 RWTH University Hospital Aachen START scholarship
  • 2013 ESS 2013 Travel Award
  • 2012 ESTES 2012 Travel Award