Prof. Dr. med. Klaus A. Siebenrock - Orthopädie, Bern - Lebenslauf

Personal data

Date of Birth: August 31, 1959
Place of Birth: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Nationality: German
Marital status: Married, four children
Languages: German, English, French, Italian


1978 College degree at Albeck Gymnasium Sulz/N, Germany
1979 - 86 Medical School at Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany and at Northwestern University of Chicago /Illinois
1986 Medical License (Germany)
1987 American License (ECFMG)
1988 Medical Degree received from the University of Tübingen
1997 Board examination as Orthopaedic Surgeon (Switzerland)
2002 Associate Professor Diploma at the University of Berne
2002 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Certificate

Medical training

06.87-02.89 Department for Gastroenterology at the University Rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany

03.89-03.90 Department for Surgery and Traumatology, Unfallchirurgische Klinik Kösching near Munich, Germany

04.90-12.92 Department for Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Berne, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland

01.93-06.93 Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology, Department for Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

07.93-06.94 Fellowship in Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery, Hospital of the Good Samaritan and at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

07.94-08.04 Staff surgeon, Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery, (Chair Prof. R. Ganz), University of Berne, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland with intermediate clinical rotations:

1995 Department for Hand Surgery (Chair Prof. U. Büchler), University of Berne, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland

1999/2002 Emergency and Trauma Unit (Chair PD H. Zimmermann), University of Berne, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland

09.04-01.05 Interim Chairman at Department for Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Berne, Inselspital Berne, Switzerland

since 02.05 Director and Chairman, Department for Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Berne, Inselspital Berne, Switzerland


Honorary Member of the Bulgarian Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Association. Boverets, 2007.

Die Forschungsaktivität konzentriert sich auf folgende Bereiche:

  • Biomaterialien
  • Stammzellforschung in der Chondrogenese
  • Pathophysiologie der Arthrose
  • 3D-Bildgebung und Computernavigation


  • AO Member
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Co-Director Research MEM Research Center, Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS)
  • Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation
  • International Hip Society
  • Ivins Society (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota)
  • National Expert Committee Member for Bone Tumors of the Swiss Orthopaedic Association (SGO)
  • Subcomittee member of the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Berne 2004 – 2011
  • President of Committee for Medical Board Examination of the Swiss Association for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SGOT) 2005 – 2012
  • Member of Committee for Medical Education of the Swiss Association for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SGOT) since 2005
  • European Hip Society

Journal Reviewer

American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
European Journal of Trauma
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage


Best Resident Paper Award of the Pathology/Biology Section 1998 of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: Wyler D, Périnat T, Siebenrock KA, Tgetgel JD, Thalmann G, Dirnhofer R: Detection of Early Vital Reactions in Very Fresh Human Skin Wounds. Presented at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Francisco, 9.-14. 2. 1998.

Best Paper Award of the Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR): Anderson SE, Tannast M, Zheng G, Anderegg C, Burckhardt K, Langlotz F, Ganz R ,Siebenrock KA: Computer-assisted software for accurate determination of acetabular coverage with conventional radiography . 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Skeletal Radiology North America, Orlando, FL, 13.-16. 3. 2005. US Dollar 2`000

First prize Best Presentation of 49, annual European Skeletal Society Conference: ESSR/ISS prize. Watanabe A, Boesch C, Siebenrock KA, Obata T, Anderson SE. T2 of hip articular cartilage in healthy volunteers at 3T, a study of topographic variation. European Society of Skeletal (ESSR) annual meeting at Brugges, Belgium 2006.

3rd Poster Award: Kohl S, Krüger A, Beck M, Siebenrock KA: Histopathologische Analyse der azetabulären Knorpelveränderungen beim femoro-azetabulären Impingement. 66th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Orthopedic Surgery, Luzern, Switzerland 20.–22. 09. 2006. CHF 500

Best Poster Award at the 4th Annual Research Symposium New England Baptist Hospital, Boston USA, 2007. Ecker T, Tannast M, Murphy S, Kubiak-Langer M, Langlotz F, Puls M, Siebenrock KA: Femoro-actabular impingement: A new method for 3D-analysis and virtual debridement. US Dollar 1`000

2nd Poster Prize: Steppacher SD, Tannast M, Zheng G, Zhang X, Kowal J, Siebenrock KA, Murphy SB: Accuracy of CT-based computer-navigated total hip arthroplasty. 69th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Orthopedic Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland 24.–26. 06. 2009.
CHF 750 Best Poster Award of the Association Suisse Romande de la hanche 2009. Keel M, Bastian

JD, Büchler L, Meyer DC, Siebenrock KA: Treatment of a defect in the femoral head after traumatic anterior hip dislocation by surgical dislocation and osteochondral transplantation - a case report. 69th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Orthopedic Surgery, Geneva,
Switzerland 24.–26. 06. 2009. CHF 1000

2nd Poster Prize: Babst D, Steppacher SD, Siebenrock KA, Tannast M: Morphology of the iliocapsularis muscle. 70th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Orthopedic Surgery, St Gallen, Switzerland 01. 07. 2010. CHF 750

2nd Prize Best Presentation: Albers CE, Steppacher SD, Tannast M, Siebenrock KA: 10-year follow-up of Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy. 70th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Orthopedic Surgery, St Gallen, Switzerland 01. 07. 2010. CHF 750

RSNA, Radiology Society of North America: Best Scientific Paper, Category „Trainee Research Prize” 2010 Kienle KP, Werlen S, Keck J, Kim YJ, Siebenrock KA, Mamisch TC Physiological changes of the hip during maturation: MR assessed data in a 1 year follow-up
on a cross sectional asymptomatic cohort from 9-16 years. 94th Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America, Chicago, USA, 28.11.-03.12.2010. 

SBMS, Swiss Bone and Mineral Society: President’s Award 2010 Wernike E, Montjovent MO, Liu Y, Wismeijer D, Hunziker EB, Siebenrock KA, Hofstetter W, Klenke FM VEGF incorporation into calcium phosphate ceramics promotes vascularization and bone formation in vivo. 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the SBMS & SVGO/ASCO, Davos, 17.03.2010.

EFORT Free Paper Award (Gold). 12th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), Koppenhagen, 01.-04.06.2011. Albers CE, Steppacher SD, Ganz R, Siebenrock KA, Tannast M: Optimal Acetabular Reorientation and Offset Correction Improve the Long Term Results after Periacetabular Osteotomy. Euro 3`000

3. Poster Preis Deutscher Kongress für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie (DKOU), Berlin, 25.- 28.10.2011. Steppacher SD, Albers CE, Tannast M, Siebenrock KA: 5-Jahresergebnisse nach chirurgischer Hüftluxation bei femoroacetabulärem Impingement. Euro 500

Wilhelm-Roux-Preis 2011 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie. Deutscher Kongress für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie (DKOU), Berlin, 25.-28.10.2011. Klenke FM, Albers CE, Sebald H, Siebenrock KA, Sebald W, Hofstetter W 
L51P - ein strukturmodifiziertes BMP-2 mit osteoinduktiver Aktivität durch Noggin-inhibition. Euro 2`000