Portrait Thomas Rauer

Thomas Rauer
Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Traumatology

Specialties

  • Sports Traumatology
  • Injury to the knee joint

Contact

Tel. +41 44 255 11 11
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Other competencies

  • 09.2019 – Interdisciplinary specialization in sports medicine (SEMS)
  • 10.2017 – Fellow of the European Board of Surgery – F.E.B.S. / Trauma Surgery
  • 08.2017 – Specialist title in general surgery and traumatology (SGACT)
  • 01.2014 – Specialist in surgery FMH
  • 12.2012 Golf-Medical-Coach (according to the free-release method)

Career

Since 12/2023 ESSKA Accredited Teacher of the European Society of Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthorscopy
since 01.07.2016 Attending Physician, Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
09.2014 – 06.2016 Attending Physician Surgical Clinic of the Zug Cantonal Hospital (Dr. M. Zünd / Dr. A. Rindlisbacher)
01.2014 – 07.2014 Attending Physician at the district hospital for Freiamt Muri (Dr. G. Teufelberger)
09.2012 – 12.2013 Vice Attending Physician at the district hospital for Freiamt Muri (Dr. G. Teufelberger)
01.08.2012 – 31.08.2012 Surgical Resident at the district hospital for the Freiamt Muri (Dr. G. Teufelberger)
04.2008 – 06.2012 Resident in the Department of Surgery at Winterthur Cantonal Hospital
04.2007 – 03.2008 Resident in the Department of Surgery at ASANA Regional Hospital Menziken (Dr. B. Kirchhof)
1999 – 2006 Studied human medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum
10.2003 – 07.2004 Studied human medicine at the University of Basel (ERASMUS scholarship)
Fellowships
05.2019 – 08.2019 Clinical and research fellowship in knee injuries and sports medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA (Dr. med. Freddie H. Fu et Dr. med. Volker Musahl)
11.2017 Clinical Fellowship Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (Prof. Dr. med. R. Seil et Prof. Dr. med. D. Pape)
Promotion “Damage to the musculoskeletal system in competitive figure skaters compared to a control group” (Prof. Dr. med. J. Krämer, Orthopaedic University Clinic at St. Josef Hospital Bochum, Germany)

Most important memberships

  • Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH)
  • Association of Swiss Residents and Attending Physicians (VSAO)
  • German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU)
  • AOTrauma Europe
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • German-Austrian-Swiss Society for Orthopaedic-Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS)
  • Sport & Exercise Medicine Switzerland (SEMS)

Research focus

Sports traumatology, injuries to the knee joint, injuries to the upper extremity.

Publications

Pubmed ResearchGate ORCID

Further

  • 10.05.2024 Certificate of Excellence in Arthroscopy Knee Surgery ESKA
  • since 01.2022 Head and medical director of the First Responder Group Oberes Seetal, Aargau
  • Since 2019 Head of Sports Traumatology at Weltklasse Zürich, IAAF Diamond League, Zurich, Switzerland
  • since 01.2017 Head of the Sports Traumatology Specialist Consultation, Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
  • 06.2015 Platzarzt Street Hockey World Championship 2015, Zug, Switzerland

International Technical Specialist Ice Dance:

  • since 2005 Regular assignments as ISU Technical Specialist at national and international competitions and championships

Competitive sports training

  • 1986 – 2003 International competitive ice dancing
  • 1996 – 2003 Member of the German national squad

Successes (excerpts)

  • German Champion 2001 & 2002
  • German vice-champion 1998 and 2000
  • Finalist at the European Championships 1997, 1999 – 2002
  • Finalist at the World Championships 1999 – 2002
  • NRW state champion 1997 – 2002

Trainer work

  • 2007 – 2015 Coach and club doctor at the Mittelland Ice Skating Club, Reinach, Switzerland
  • 02.02.2007 Choreographer at Dancing On Ic 2007, Netherlands
  • 2005 – 2006 Choreographer for figure skaters in Germany
  • 2004 – 2006 Ice distance trainer for adults and children in Switzerland

Social commitment

  • 2001 – 2005 Participation in German Special Olympics competitions
  • 2005 Received the bronze badge of honor from the German Skating Union (DEU)