Dr. Christian Sommer, MD


Specialist for Orthopaedic Surgery FMH

Subspecialty Footsurgery
Diagnostics, conservative therapies, all surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, prosthetics, traumatology, rheumatology, minimal invasive surgery MIS

Number of operated feet: 6300 between 2003-2017

Author of two medical books:
"Fusschirurgie - Ein praktischer Leitfaden" Springer Verlag WienNewYork
"Operationstechniken in der Fusschirurgie" Springer Verlag WienNewYork

AFFILIATION
Hirslanden Clinic Meggen
Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna, Lucerne
Pyramid Clinic at the Lake, Zurich
Hirslanden Klinik im Park, Zurich
See-Spital, Kilchberg
Merian Iselin Clinic, Basel
Practice of Surgery, Dr. L. von Moos, Meggen


LANGUAGES
German, English, French, Italian

MEMBERSHIPS

Swiss Foot and Ankle Society

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Society of Foot and Ankle Surgery GFFC

German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Sociaty of Southern German Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum

Swiss Orthopaedic and Trauma Society

Swiss Society of Sports Medicine

Swiss Medical Rehabilitation Society

Swiss Society of Rheumatology

Swiss Insurance Medicine SIM

Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Central Switzerland ISO

Rheuma League Lucerne

Swiss Association of Physicians in Private Clinics

Swiss Flight Surgeons Association


EDUCATION

1989

Final Examination Medical School University of Basle, Switzerland 

1992

Thesis and Promotion Dr. med.

1997

Final Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery, Berne

2000

Specialist for Orthopaedic Surgery FMH


CAREER

1989 - 1991

Aeromedical Institute FAI, Swiss Air Force, Dübendorf, Switzerland 
Dr.
A. Gubser, MD

1991 - 1992

Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, Canada
Prof. B. M. Nigg, Dr. sc.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics of the Foot

1992 - 1993

Spital Davos, Switzerland, Department of Surgery
Prof. Dr. P. Matter, MD

1993 - 1996

Kantonsspital Bruderholz, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Prof. Dr. W. Müller, MD

1997

Kantonsspital Liestal, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Prof. Dr. P. Ochsner, MD

1997 - 1999

Schulthess Clinic Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. U. Munzinger, MD, Dr. B. Simmen, MD, Dr. T. Drobný, MD, Dr. H.K. Schwyzer, MD, Dr. P. Rippstein, MD

1999 - 2000

Senior physician Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Prof. Dr.H. Säuberli, MD, Dr. R.-P. Meyer, MD

2000 - 2002

Senior physician Schulthess Clinic Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery
Dr. B. Simmen, MD, Dr. H. K. Schwyzer, MD, Dr. P. Rippstein, MD

01.02.2003

Practice for Orthopaedic Surgery at the Clinic St. Anna, Lucerne, Switzerland
Subspecialty Foot and Ankle Surgery

01.03.2007

Opening of the Footclinic at Haldenstrasse 6 in Lucerne

01.01.2008 Affiliation at the private Swissana Clinic in Meggen
01.04.2008

Affiliation at the Bethesda Hospital in Basle.
The Bethesda Hospital is Member of the Swiss Leading Hospitals.

01.10.2009 Affiliation at the private Pyramid Clinic at the Lake in Zurich.
The Pyramid Clinic is Member of the Swiss Leading Hospitals.
01.01.2011 Opening of the Footclinic in Zurich
01.01.2018 Affiliation at the Merian Iselin Clinic in Basle
01.03.2018 Opening of the Footclinic in Basle


FELLOWSHIP/VISIT

1993

Roger A. Mann, MD, private clinic, former president of the American Foot and Ankle Society, Oakland, California, USA

1998

Siegwart T. Hansen, MD, Chief of Foot Surgery, Harbourview Hospital, Seattle, USA

2001

EFORT Travelling Fellowship, Czech and Slovak Republics

2004

Lowell S. Weil, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, Foot&Ankle Institute, Chicago, USA

2017 Prof. Dr. med. Markus Walther, Schön Klinik, Munich, Germany


TEACHING
Teacher for Traumatology at the School of Physiotherapy Bethesda Hospital in Basle from November 1995 until November 1996.