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Chief physician at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim Prof. Dr. Burkhard W. Wippermann

Prof. Dr. Burkhard W.  Wippermann

Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Endoprostheses and joint surgery
  • Correction of malunions and malpositioning of the limbs
  • Musculoskeletal tumor surgery

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

October 1976–March 1977Studied physics and chemistry at Bielefeld University
March 1977–April 1978Studied medicine at the University of Marburg
April 1978–November 1982Studied medicine at Hanover Medical School
September 1980–April 1981Studied medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester
February 1982–May 1982Minnesota, USA (funded by the Rotary Foundation)
November 9, 1982Received medical license following successful completion of the German medical licensing examination (Staatsexamen) at Hanover Medical School
October 27, 1983Passed Visa Qualifying Examination (VQE)
March 21, 1985Conferral of research-based doctorate Dissertation: Comparative Investigations in the Quantification of Lipoprotein Concentration in Human Blood Serum
January 12, 1994Habilitation in the field of trauma surgery
April 23, 1998Bestowal of supernumerary professorship
Professional life
December 1982–February 1984Basic military service as military medical officer
March 1984–September 1984Completion of research-based doctoral dissertation
October 1984–September 1986Resident, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Hanover Medical School
October 1986–December 1987 Research fellowship at the biomechanics lab of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (funded by a training grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG))
January 1988–October 1988Resident, Pediatric Clinic, Hanover Medical School
November 1988–October 1989Ward Physician, surgical intensive care ward 24b, Hanover Medical School
November 1989–February 1990Emergency Physician, Surgical Emergency Room, Hanover Medical School
March 1990–August 1991Ward Physician, Surgical Clinic, Siloah Hospital, Hanover
September 1991–December 1995Resident, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Hanover Medical School
April 1992-December 1995Residents’ spokesperson, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Hanover Medical School
March 25, 1992Specialist certification in surgery
June 4, 1993Additional certification in emergency medicine
From September 1993Acting Attending Physician, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Hanover Medical School
September 21, 1994Additional certification
January 1996–July 2001Attending Physician, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Hanover Medical School
Since August 2001Head of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim

Since 1986 Member of the following specialist societies:

  • German Society of Trauma Surgery (DGU)
  • German Society of Surgery (DGCH)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society


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